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terry-spear's picture
Jan.10.2014
    I don’t grow these, though they are beautiful and I wish I did! This was a Mother’s Day bouquet of roses, and every time I see this picture, the flowers long gone, I’m reminded of these beautiful flowers and how important it is to capture the memories and keep them close to our...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.09.2014
Photo: Book's hardcover, from robertbparker.net.    The real title is Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do, but if you read my reviews, you know how I feel about using a name as part of the title, especially if he's dead, so I won't further go at it here.  But...argh...   And...
jill-jepson's picture
Jan.09.2014
I’ve been reading Daniel Goleman’s fascinating book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. What I’ve learned from it is that a whole host of mental skills—memory, learning, intuition, creativity, compassion, and more—depend on our ability to pay attention. That ability is more important than...
edward-averill's picture
Jan.09.2014
Not as in something gnome-like, but as in "my workspace needs work". When I was only writing dribs and drags, it wan't such a big deal.  But now that I'm sitting down and writing for an hour or more, I've noticed some cramping in my shoulders.  And the longer I write, and the less time...
susan-sonnen's picture
Jan.09.2014
I have been away from home since December 23. I am visiting my children and grandson in Missouri, while we await the birth of my granddaughter. I treasure these moments with my loved ones, but it has been quite awhile since I have slept in my own bed and loved on my old cat. And this morning I...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jan.09.2014
"You really write?" someone asked me recently. They mimed a pen scribbling in midair, said, "As opposed to" and then began miming typing in midair. It was kind of funny to watch and also made me realize that maybe not a lot of people write with pen and paper, longhand, anymore. Take this blog...
mark-hunter's picture
Jan.08.2014
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               I’ve been thinking about how the New Year should go. We all tend to think of that this time of year, don’t we? We all resolve to be healthier, thinner, better educated, more understanding … and we all...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.08.2014
              Why China? people asked us when we told them of our plans to explore that huge, crowded country.  Today, China is on nearly everyone’s list, but 20 years ago few foreigners were going and the country wasn’t ready for...
jane-hirshfield's picture
Jan.07.2014
This mini-interview from the Psychology Today's web blog can be read online at: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/one-true-thing/201401/jane-hirshfiel...     One True Thing Life's questions, big and small by Jennifer Haupt Jane Hirshfield: Why Write Poetry? "Poetry is a release...
tracy-ewens's picture
Jan.07.2014
Another bad review last night. I know I shouldn't read them, good or bad, but this one came out of the gate hot with the title, Great idea, poor execution! Ouch.  This particular review is my least favorite kind because…well, they're wrong and after reading it, I sit there like a muffin...