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Poetry

Today the local monthly book club I belong to was held at my home.  Only it wasn’t “Book Club” this time.  It was “Poetry Club.”

I love poetry, possibly more than the general public does. The oldest book I own

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Literature

I’ve kept this email in my inbox since June of 2014.  It’s a link to an article titled “14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time It Takes to Eat Lunch.”

Isn’t that a wonderful way to

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Pre

I’m clear that the prefix ‘pre’ indicates something that goes before something else.  For instance, a pre-nup is an agreement between two parties that is signed before the nuptial day. Pre-meditated murder is one that is planned in advance. Pre-existing

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Interview

Today I had a few of my fifteen minutes of fame, as I was interviewed online by Women on Writing for having been a finalist in a flash fiction contest earlier in the year.

Rather than blogging about it, I’m

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Words for ‘Silly’

I’m working with an illustrator in New York City to create a children’s book. It’s about a young boy, Philip, who feels threatened when his younger sister, Phoebe, shows up on the scene.

I wrote this story years ago, but

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Back in Real Time

I’m back. Back from a summer’s hiatus. And back with renewed purpose.

Doesn’t that sound lofty?  As if I were revving my engine and ready to start the next race.

In one sense it’s true.  I did rev my engine

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Signing Off . . . for Now

After thirty-three years as a late night TV host, tonight is David Letterman’s last show.  I’ve never watched late night television, but he must have been good to last that long. He must have had great personal endurance as well.

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Anne Frank

She wanted to be a journalist when she grew up.  And the truth is that while she was denied a long life, her journalistic skills have been heard around the world.

The Diary of Anne Frank details her life in

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The New Me

Perhaps it started when I stopped working a year ago.  Or maybe it was because I lost first place in Google® to a photographer of the same name about this time last year. Then again, it could have just been

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Harper Lee

At first I was elated to learn that author Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird fame had written another novel and squirreled it away.  Mockingbird was originally published in 1960 in the genre of a Southern Gothic novel.  It

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