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hollye-dexter's picture
Jul.01.2011
  When I got the phone call that Seal Press had bought our anthology The Shame Prom, I was cautiously optimistic. When I got the email, I smiled…a little. When my agent sent the contract for review, I carefully read it over and asked the pertinent questions. And when my writing partner Amy...
regina-lizik's picture
May.15.2011
I had a really great conversation today with a friend about feeling stuck. Feeling stuck was something I never understood until a few years ago. I was always a set them up & then knock them down kind of woman. The more I learn about life and people the more I realize everyone goes muddles...
regina-lizik's picture
May.04.2011
I. If You Can Write This week, Red Room asks its members to blog about the pros & cons of writing for free. The challenge contains this quote:"Ask yourself if all jobs paid $2 an hour, what job would I want to do? When you anwer that question, start doing it, even if you have to do it...
regina-lizik's picture
May.04.2011
I once considered myself a huntress. It's why I studied archaeology. Hunting for history, hunting for reasons why things are the way they are - why humanity is the way it is, why I am the way I am. That's what I mostly hunted for. Myself. It's why I write, it's why I teach yoga. I don't hunt people...
patricia-struntz's picture
Mar.19.2011
As you know if you’ve been following my blog –I haven’t been blogging lately since I took up my new book project. Consequently, this week I decided to share a chapter from my published book, Darkness Overturned. From Chapter Six: The bakery was located on an Indian reservation, and in the night...
patricia-struntz's picture
Feb.13.2011
Should I have expectations or keep hold of hope? Expectations are bound to disappoint while hope can strengthen a weary heart. But then as Proverbs points out, “hope deferred makes the heart sick”. Shall I continue to seek out safe places in this world or should I seek to be one? It is said that...
patricia-struntz's picture
Nov.07.2010
What is it about trees that turn brilliant yellow, red or orange that never fails to take my breath away? Neighborhood streets are lined with these glorious sentinels and the hillsides are peppered with them. Even the local cemetery where I often walk is resplendent with trees gone riotous with...
patricia-struntz's picture
Oct.30.2010
The redwood out in front has produced a soft carpet of gorgeously brilliant, golden needles –and the rains have finally come. Everything in CiCi’s Garden looks invitingly fresh with rain-polished leaves glossy after a downpour. Rain-polished leaves in CiCi's Garden The past few weeks a...
patricia-struntz's picture
Oct.17.2010
My friend Esther recently returned from a trip to Tanzania, Africa, where she and a friend had the privilege of watching the Great Migration in the Serengeti. It was the trip of a lifetime as they saw an amazing array of people, scenery and animals –including elephants that woke them in the wee...
patricia-struntz's picture
Oct.03.2010
It’s come as you are when visiting my blog, CiCi’s Garden –otherwise what would be the point? To be welcome, guests need not sanitize or in any way alter how they express their reality. The Garden is a place where frank conversation is embraced, emotions respected and affirmed while at the same...