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mary-wilkinson's picture
Mar.17.2010
When I open the back door this morning the first sound to greet me is the call of a pheasant that comes from down by the fence near the bog. Nothing else. It is a welcome sound, a cry of something new and it assures me that Spring is in the air. The sky, a milky blue shows a wealth of promise and...
allan-james-cox's picture
Jan.17.2010
What It Means To Be Self-Assured 1. You don’t make things happen as much as you let them happen. 2. Moderation and poise come with time, but you can start early. 3. You don’t just ask questions, as critical as that is, you also make statements negotiated between your head and heart. 4. Initiative...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Dec.05.2009
Write to someone you think matters in your life. Write a true account of your thoughts. The events. The small details that might otherwise pass into the ether without ever seeing the light of day. In other words write your heart out. Wait. Wait for two whole months and check your phone each day....
mary-wilkinson's picture
Dec.05.2009
Write to someone you think matters in your life. Write a true account of your thoughts. The events. The small details that might otherwise pass into the ether without ever seeing the light of day. In other words write your heart out. Wait. Wait for two whole months and check your phone each day....
mylene-dressler's picture
Nov.30.2009
"My husband always said, 'My wife can fix anything.'" Her name was Karen. A moment before, I hadn't known her. I'd stood alone in the crowded waiting room of the hospital--so many people in it I couldn't find any place to sit down, every chair lining the walls already taken, every table...
freda-emmons's picture
Oct.29.2009
October 29, 2009       The Book on the Shelf    I love to read; my bookshelves are crammed tight. However, there is one book that I avoided even glancing at, even though I had several copies. My first copy was given to me by a nice neighbor lady when I was very young. Another copy was given to me...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.23.2009
October 23   WAITING FOR THE RECOVERY OF OTHERS    I sit on my hands and wait for these bright pennies to earn the lessons of time.  I dance my little dance and move on, dropping the pretense of patience.  I search other forests, fields, and meetings and encounter many fine plums, though none the...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Mar.10.2009
For the last (doesn't matter how long), I've been writing and writing and writing people, asking them if they would be willing to review Homefront (which, for the record, I have - in my head - retitled Hello, Goodbye). When a book is self-published, asking for reviews can be tricky if you want a...
ericka-lutz's picture
Oct.28.2008
Counting it down. I'm distracting myself. OH YES, I'm distracting myself. You remember that old Ashleigh Brilliant pot-shot postcard with the drawing of the guy on the rack and the slogan "Force yourself to relax"? That's me. I breathe, I yoga, I walk in the woods, I meditate, and in...
deirdre-shaw's picture
Oct.13.2008
When I had my first short story published four years ago, I thought, This is it.  This is all I have ever dreamed of.  I can now die happy as a writer.  Then I had my second story published, and I felt, Well, good for you, two stories published is certainly better than one.  Then some agents read...