Monthly Archives: May 2015

Something Wonderful

The winsome song sung by the clown at the end of Shakepeare’s Twelfth Night offers us a beguiling moment: “When that I was and a little tiny boy, With hey, ho, the wind and the rain; A foolish thing was … Continue reading

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Journal Juice

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” Gustave Flaubert Just recently a wise friend and mentor shared an interesting experience: She decided to go through some of her old journals and pull out any snippets … Continue reading

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Proven Process

We all know about goal setting and driving toward results: It’s the way of the winner according to many self-help guides and productivity gurus. Whether we want to eat healthier, exercise more, or finish that novel we’ve been laboring over, … Continue reading

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Resourceful Sites

Recently, Toby Stein, a friend, poetry lover, and KWD reader, asked me to gather together some of the sites I refer to from time to time. What a great idea! To fulfill my motivational mission, I often turn to a … Continue reading

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New Prize

“Through the North Street Book Prize, we hope to boost the visibility of excellent writers whose books simply didn’t fit into the big conglomerates’ marketing plans.” Jendi Reiter Whenever I see a promising, reputably run contest, I’m happy to alert … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

In honor of Memorial Day, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Hero by Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: He … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

As we begin this holiday weekend, a lovely reminder of simple joys: These I’ve Loved These I’ve loved since I was little: Wood to build with or to whittle, Wind in the grass and falling rain, First leaves along an … Continue reading

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