Monthly Archives: April 2016

Something Wonderful

What lovely gift I received when Ron Bremner, an accomplished poet and enthusiastic Poetry Study Group contributor, sent me a copy of You are once again the stranger, his wonderfully versatile  poetry collection. Gathered over many years, it includes free … Continue reading

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Indies Inspire

“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird This Saturday, April 30, is Independent Bookstore Day. So put on your dancing shoes and get thee to thy nearest independent … Continue reading

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At Zero

“This is a process that we might call “getting to zero,” when an artist — or anyone, really — digs through all the sap that gets encrusted around a career or relationship and retouches the intrinsic impulse that got him … Continue reading

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Crafting Stories

“I’ve often thought that the oldest thing we have is the story: people gathering around the fire…eventually these turned into myths and legends. To me all of this comes out of the most human of activities: sharing our experiences with … Continue reading

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Muse Amusement

“Life is more fun when you play games. Roald Dahl “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein Sometimes our muse needs a little cajoling to sprinkle fairy dust on our pages and inspire us to new heights of creativity. When … Continue reading

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Blushing Bard

Advertising. Bloodstained. Cold-blooded. Fashionable. Hobnob. Moonbeam. New-fangled. Puking. Swagger. Worthless. Zany. Words coined by Shakespeare It’s been 400 years since Shakespeare shook off his mortal coil and in honor of the anniversary of his passing, April 23rd, it seemed appropriate … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

In celebration of the Immortal Bard, one of his lovely sonnets: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took, And each doth good turns now unto the other: When that mine eye is famish’d for a look, Or heart … Continue reading

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