Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal Life of #HenriettaLacks (soon to be released as a movie by Oprah Winfrey & HBO) has a complex yet satisfying structure and the author is breaking it all down for #SheWritesUniversity next week! Save…See More
Today's post brings the filmpoem 'Hoosier Quilt',featuring Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner's poem of the same name.
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it has been so, so many years. dormant.
hurts and atrocities.
you did not know you said it.
did not remember.
did not mean it.
sixty years later, passed it forward
when you shouted. this is how
things go round.
for which i apologise.
hurts and atrocities.
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Also available as a Paperback or Ebook; ISBN: 978-1494918453, $9.49 86…Continue
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My brother sent this email to me: "My bed is a magical place where I can suddenly remember everything I was supposed to do."
I've always been a rotten sleeper. My brother also used to be a rotten sleeper but now he says he just waits until 1 a.m. before lying down. Such tricks don't work for me: As soon as I shut my eyes, I'm met with an elaborate display constructed by the Freudian Fireworks Company spelling out the word…Continue
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I love to ski, but seem to come to it with more injuries every year. Right knee, upper back, right wrist, left foot. I got a cortisone shot in my heel this time, determined not to miss out. My sister puts it somewhere between crazy and brave. Poised above an icy run at the top of Jackson Hole, for the first time I…Continue
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D.A. Hewitt is an award-winning author of four novels and over a hundred short stories. One novel was awarded a gold medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for best regional fiction. He attributes his success to hard work, honing a skill and providing an outlet for his passion for…Continue
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Monday Muse spotlights the Edna St. Vincent Millay exhibitions at Vassar College and Millay's home Steepletop.
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Good morning on this sunny Monday, the first day of the work week for many. Whatever this day brings you, open yourself up to the possibility of what can happen when you trust that all is unfolding as it should. See where this day takes you and make the most of it.
Make it a great day!…
Added by Deborah Ailman on February 20, 2017 at 7:31am — No Comments
darkness descends upon our houses.
watch it unfold as predicted. you
did not listen.
you said it will all be great again,
not that it ever was. now we watch
as darkness descends.
descends upon our houses.
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I’m guilty of something I believe many writers have issues with: procrastination. But I’m not alone! Statistics show that approximately 20% of the population is affected by it! In fact, some researchers claim that procrastination has more than quadrupled in the last three decades. In an increasingly…Continue
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Here it is – a brand new day in a brand new week. But what will this week bring for you? Will it be more of the same- but if things are going well then more of the same is a good thing but- what if things are not going too well. What if this new week just brings you down just thinking about it.
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The Thought for the Day is from Mai Ghoussoub.
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ceilings, automatic doors. tread carefully the red carpet.
watch. the landscapes quietly.
building where I lost myself, found one worn stair,
walled words on bravery.
we laughed at his phone vibrating the glass table,
automatically. there are no heros here.
just quiet and…Continue
Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on February 18, 2017 at 11:24pm — No Comments
We hear the word “misogyny” so often in the litany of worries about a Trump administration that, like other words in that long list, it begins to lose meaning – although the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was a great reminder. Behind that word, however, are the faces – and lives - of women, both inside the U.S. and further afield. We need to hear their stories, in their own voices, to remind us what’s at stake for women when a government is headed by a man who gloated…Continue
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Not too sure about writing, I just told myself. Fortunately, I have writing skills like never before.
Writing has been like therapy to me and it always will be.
Here's the bottom line: if you are going to write, then write. The bible is full of examples of writing like the chapter I am about to mention. …Continue
Added by MaryMagdelena1 on February 18, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments
You wouldn’t exercise one time and think that made you fit for life, would you? You wouldn’t eat dinner one time and think you never had to eat it again, right?
So taking action one time isn’t going to get you where you want to go…Continue
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