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"Great essay. I can relate to your childhood - being around others who seemed to have more and better. What intelligent sensitive child would not notice things like her friends having multiple American Girl dolls? Even if our culture didn't give…"
"At long last I have begun submitting some of my essays and poems to literary magazines and this weekend got my very first rejection email! It wasn't so bad really. I blogged about it today plus a wonderful new program at Rattle Magazine…"
"I want to thank fellow SheWrites writer Gina Stoneheart for nominating me for the "Blogging From the Heart" blog tour. Today I wrote my "Blogging From the Heart" post, responding to a few questions about my writing life - why I…"
"One of the many missions of my life is to promote and share appreciation for the literary classics that humanity has produced though the centuries.
Recently I discovered The Classics Club, an online community that shares this mission. They host…"
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"In today's blog I shared a funny poem that pretty well captures how I feel about my birthday this year. Happy birthday to me (and Albert Einstein.)40 Days of Poetry, Day 9: Afternoon by Dorothy Parker
"I am doing a series on my blog for Lent called 40 Days of Poetry. It will be just short poem each day with a short reflection on how the poem might relate to the theme of Lent. When this project is complete I am going to try to publish it as a…"
I have been a professional technical writer, editor, and illustrator in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for about 20 years. I have tried to focus on either writing or art, trying to give up one for a while and then the other, but find I cannot give up either. So I am working toward transitioning eventually to a freelance career that includes both. I enjoy writing about philosophy, books, how faith works with real life and exploring all aspects creative non-fiction. I enjoy writing for my blogs and am preparing some pieces for some contests. I also participated in National Novel Writing Month this past November (2013)and completed a first draft of my first novel.
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Belated thanks, Carol, for your comment and your interest in Gertrude Stein and WW2, which also fascinates me. The radical differences between Germany and France concerning the survival of Jewish people: In France, three quarters of Jews survived, most of them like Gertrude and Alice, in the country, helped by friends and neighbors and French officials who quietly ignored the German edits... Some of this is found in the excellent study by Charles Glass, Americans in Paris: Life and Death under the Nazi Occupation.
Hi, Carol. I transferred by husband's pet store blog from blogger to WP. If you want to see how the transfer went, I post both links below. Compare by date to see how it looks. I had a few formatting issues and a few photos that weren't pulled in, but it really wasn't bad, and very simple to do.
Thank you so much for joining my group Blooming Late!
I saw your blog link in your profile and am really impressed by how much you tell about yourself.
Please , if you havent already done so, introduce to yourself in our To Kick It off discussion area also let us know about your writing accomplishments and goals. And please don't forget to list your blog in OUR GROUPS BLOGS page to the left of the group main page so everyone can see your blog!
We have a wonderful group of women that are a great support, encouragement and inspiration for your writing and I am so glad your among them.
Hello Carol, Thank you for taking the time to read my blog on my website about my mother who is living with dementia. I worked with Hospice as a counselor and social worker for seven years, and worked with many volunteers. As mentioned, I agree that it is a profound way to give back, to help people transition to another life. Looking foward to checking out your blogs/articles as well. Take care!
"I started writing as I neared retirement. It took me four years to write my first novel. Good writing does take time, but age brings wisdom. I took advice and refined the story until all six manuscripts I wrote were accepted by publishers. I was 68…"