Monthly Archives: November 2015

Be Unstoppable

“It’s the fifth time I stand on this shore, the Cuban shore, looking out at the distant horizon, believing again that I’m going to make it all the way across that vast, dangerous wilderness of an ocean….this year, the mantra … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

May your life be filled with joy and gratitude, now and always: God’s World Edna St. Vincent Millay “O world, I cannot hold thee close enough! Thy winds, thy wide gray skies! Thy mists, that roll and rise! Thy woods, … Continue reading

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Decompressing Tips

Here’s something I’ve learned during my years of freelancing that I’ve found very helpful in my creative writing: the importance of taking time to decompress. As a freelancer in marketing communications, I worked on a project basis. Some projects were … Continue reading

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Inner Beat

“Only three things are necessary to make life happy: the blessing of God, books, and a friend.” Henri Dominique Lacordaire One of best features of having a literary family is the totally enjoyable chats you can have about books and … Continue reading

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Rumi Ruminates

Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. He’s has called described the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States. His work has been translated in many languages around the world. I … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

When I read this to my poetry group, everyone loved it. So I wanted to share it with you: Breakage by Mary Oliver I go down to the edge of the sea. How everything shines in the morning light! The … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

There was once a writer — it might be Isaac Asimov — who liked to have a number of projects going at the same time, so he had three typewriters in his office. When his inspiration ran dry on one, … Continue reading

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