I’m not sure where exactly my affinity for islands came from. Perhaps it started while growing up in Hawaii, or perhaps my being a Pisces has something to do with it. Who knows? What I do know, is that islands have been a significant part of my life for a very long time and that the longer I am on an island the…Continue
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When I handed the medical transcriptionist the Ziploc bag containing eight micro-cassettes, she gave me the raised index finger, “Wait a sec, I’ll be right back,” sign.
“We’ll have to get the machine out of the back closet, but I think we can find someone to get these done for you.”
I’d been dictating hospice memories into a hand-held Dictaphone for the last fifteen years. Stop lights, waiting at drive thru's, sitting in the park; I burned to document these stories…
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote in a Philip Levine interview:
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Multi-faceted, passionately aloof woman, lover of foreign accents (or bad…Continue
What you will read below is a short story in process. Like a film, I've shot all the scenes and written most of the sections deliberately out of sequence. They will be conjoined later, once I have the material I need. Last month I wrote Parts One and Two. To follow is Part Three, but this will probably end up being placed later in the text. Muses aren't always linear.
To remind you, should you wish to read, here is …
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Posted Thought for the Day, a line from Philip Levine's poem 'On the Meeting of Garcia Lorca and Hart Crane':
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With age hopefully comes wisdom. I am still learning, but here are some things I've come to realize through the years:
1. "Please" and "thank you" will take you a long way…
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Today's quote is about vulnerability. It's from Brene Brown who last month talked with Krista Tippett of OnBeing about "The Courage to Be Vulnerable".
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Gone are the days when women only stay at home, take care of the housework, do the cooking, laundry, raise and teach their children. Gone are the days wherein the main purpose of a woman is become a helpmate to her husband. Times have changed and so as the role and impact of women in the…Continue
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Carl Jung's 'Alchemical Studies':
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dal libro “Just a Theory”
di Annie Wood
“Hai mai avuto un déjà vu? "
«Me l'hai appena chiesto."
“E’ un po' come una commedia metafisica." Il professore ride.
Martin non riesce a trovare l’ironia in questo momento, e lancia uno sguardo severo al professore.…
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Posted 'Passage', a poem about possibilities:
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Posted Thought for the Day, a line from an Ellen Bass poem.
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Posted Thought for the Day, from Atul Gawande ("Being Mortal"):
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Today's short is Brenda Miller's lovely video essay "Ordinary Shoes".
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I am waiting. It’s a common activity for writers. You work on a piece of writing. You finish it. You send it somewhere. You send it to a reader for feedback, you send it to a literary journal for possible publication, or you send it to a literary agent for possible representation. And then you wait. Ideally you work on more writing while you wait.…Continue
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Monday Muse posts a video of the wonderful speech writer Ursula K. Le Guin gave on accepting a lifetime achievement award from National Book Awards.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 24, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments
A quote from Rebecca Solnit's essay "The Art of Arrival" provides the Thought for the Day:
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Christian Wiman's poem 'Love's Last' from his collection 'Once in the West':
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