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charles-a-ray's picture
Jul.29.2009
When I’d finally prepared the final version of the manuscript for my first book, Things I Learned from My Grandmother About Leadership and Life, I breathed a big sigh of relief and hit send to fire it off to the publisher.  A couple of months later when I received the galley proofs, I read over...
cliff-burns's picture
Jul.27.2009
Preparing to submit SOMETHING to Esquire's fiction contest:  but which of the three stories I've written and edited over the past month?  Aye, there's the rub.  I wrote about my dilemma in a bit more detail here.  Your sympathy and understanding would be much appreciated...
anne-brooke's picture
Jul.26.2009
Here's this morning's meditation: Meditation 182 I’ve never been a gardenerso all this talkof vines, fruition,destruction, pruning, fireand the unceasing flow of sap passes me bylike an east wind,the flight-filled cloudsor the migration pathof distant, unknowable birds. Keeping on religious matters...
anne-brooke's picture
Jul.25.2009
Here's today's meditation for you: Meditation 181 Today I takea fresh sheetof paperfor my thoughts – the creamy spacewaiting in its emptinessfor the inky patternto come. Like the ancient stonesJoshua placesin the conquered Jordan as a markerof everythingto be remembered and everything we seek. A...
anne-brooke's picture
Jul.24.2009
A rather nice and calm day today (well, goodness me indeed) and I've rather enjoyed the feeling of relaxation, I must say. Not the sort of feeling I often have, being usually so wound-up that I could probably launch a catapult halfway across the country and not notice the effort. Ah well. Anyway,...
anne-brooke's picture
Jul.23.2009
A busy fun-filled day today (in oh so many ways), but here's this morning's meditation just to get us into the zone: Meditation 179 Sometimesall you needto ensure the next day actually happensis a high window,a red cord, and the artof keeping secrets. And, at the other end of the literary spectrum...
terry-odell's picture
Jul.20.2009
Somehow, there seems to be a lot of synchronicity in the blogosphere. Recently, there have been posts showing up at various sites discussing how closely an author needs to adhere to the facts. Of course, we all want our books typo free, and accurate in terms of mechanics. When I see errors in books...
anne-brooke's picture
Jul.19.2009
So, I've come to the end of Deuteronomy in my morning meditations and here's my poem about that: Meditation 176: The Death of Moses All those yearsof travel, grief and hopeend like this: a long, slow viewof the land you’ve waited for,tasting cool mountain air on your tongue,the whispers of God at...
anne-brooke's picture
Jul.17.2009
Feeling more normal today (well as normal as I ever get), hurrah. Here's this morning's meditation: Meditation 174 Whenyou have played your last shot,given it everything,let loose the golden wordsthat fill you and watched themdisappear, thenthe only thing to dois hide and waitfor the end to come....
anne-brooke's picture
Jul.16.2009
Goodness me but I am the Queen of the Naps today. And yesterday even - the moment I got in from work, I fell asleep, then this morning I was asleep until Lord H left for work, and this lunchtime I've had to have another hour's nap just in order to feel capable of facing the day. Obviously I need it...