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sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.02.2013
September 2     Here Kitty Kitty   Litter training the lynx seems like a good idea until it is accomplished and all concerned are less for the accomplishment.  Domesticity is a transparent cage, which has a presence felt by all whether loved or hated.  The air is changed...
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Jul.02.2013
July 2       From Mind to Pen to Paper to Palm       What a relief to have exteriorized all the swirl of thought, which normally swarms my mind, waiting to take the stage and run through their numbers.  Then like deciphering a code I was able to cross out all the...
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Jun.16.2013
June 16     What I Heard Through the Snow   The commentator’s voice fades in and out as the reception is lost and found among the static of my drive home.  In here is a pattern, a connect the dots matrix; I try to feel my way too as I weave past the slow and stubborn traffic....
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Oct.07.2012
  October 7   FRUSTRATING IMPROVEMENT     Improvement is frustrating, lonely and yet exhilarating.  It somehow starts with moths in the stomach and ends up with that warm soup satisfaction.  Struggle, waiting, followed by further struggle; progress is made by tugging...
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Jun.30.2012
None of us are perfect.  Such a statement should make sense to most of us.  It should come to life as we read it. I cannot do much but get a little better, never quite reaching the ultimate goal of perfection.  I can operate as a perfectionist.  That's not achieving perfection....
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Apr.21.2012
  April 21   SOLIDITY       Apprehension stands in the archeological site that is my life…listening.  Listening for the rumble of a cement truck to come and help solidify the shifting and tenuous nature of my existence.  A wet and sloppy solution.  A solution...
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Nov.08.2011
I do keep pondering whether or not to get an iPhone, and mainly for the ability to take photos which can go instantly to computers and email. However, I fear I would become a photo bore.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   How to Take Better Author Pictures on Your iPhone By Jason Boog...
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Oct.22.2011
Some of these are positive and some seen (to me) foolish. But if anything helps you - and your audience - do what you can with them.  One iron-clad rule - less is more-than-enough.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *     Dwight Garner Collects Public Speaking Advice on Twitter...
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Aug.09.2011
 This Image Amazon Prices of devices like the Kindle have fallen. Publishing Gives Hints of Revival, Data ShowBy JULIE BOSMAN    The publishing industry has expanded in the past three years as Americans increasingly turned to e-books and juvenile and adult fiction, according to a new survey of...
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Aug.03.2011
Friends who write poetry asked if I had a recommendation for them, and I do. An excellent craft & ideas book for poets is The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry by Kim Addonizio and Dorianne Laux. They are both wonderful poets themselves. I also recommend reading...