All Blog Posts Tagged 'life' (430)

Disability and the Writing Life

I'm a writer who doesn't work, so I don’t have to juggle job responsibilities with my writing life.

 

I don’t have kids at home, so don’t have to squeeze writing time into the spaces between family activities and responsibilities.

 

I’m grateful for my wonderful husband whose income covers everything we need, and who supports me in ways tangible and intangible. I know how lucky I am to have him.

 

Sounds ideal, doesn’t it?

 

In some…

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Added by Carol D. Marsh on August 1, 2016 at 8:07am — 2 Comments

Lit Life | Take a Creative R&R Walk

I recently shared a review essay of Natalie Goldberg’s The True Secret of Writing on Simon & Schuster’s “Off the Shelf” blog. While I haven’t adapted the exact discipline Goldberg outlines in…

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Added by Lori A. May on June 19, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Wednesday Artist: Derek Jarman & 'Blue'

Posted Wednesday Artist, a look at Derek Jarman's 'Blue':

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/05/wednesday-artist-derek-jarman-blue.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 18, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments

Lit Life | Having Fun is Serious Business

I don’t want you to think about this. What’s the quick answer: when was the last time you had fun?

The importance of having fun is sometimes shoved to the side as we all aim to get things done, be more productive, work harder, work faster. But in order to relish in the creativity, we need to free the mind…

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Added by Lori A. May on April 24, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Microcosms in Nonfiction

I’ve been trying to keep up with all the big stories in the news lately.  Election news.  Gun control issues.  Women’s rights.   Often I feel overwhelmed with the magnitude of the news stories.  Do the problems have solutions?   Can we see the trees for the forest?  As a memoirist and essayist, I find myself grateful for the intimate stories – the slices of life.…

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Added by Kaye Curren on March 14, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a look at 'The Present':

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/03/saturday-short.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 5, 2016 at 9:03am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote by fictional character "Lucy Barton".

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/02/thought-for-day.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 7, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short: 'The Saint of Dry Creek' from Julie Zammarchi.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/01/saturday-short_30.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 30, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Thoughts Of Tomorrow: The Fear Kicks In

Next month will be my 6th month of blogging. I think the fear is starting to kick in. As ridiculous as it sounded when other bloggers said they were afraid, I now know what they mean.



This fear comes from doubting myself as a blogger, not thinking it's possible despite the success of others, and fear of actually succeeding. How will I change as a person if I keep this up? What will happen to my personal life?



So many have created a life of blogging to be closer to friends… Continue

Added by Laria Rionel on January 25, 2016 at 8:02am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, quoting Brother David Steindl-Rast:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/01/thought-for-day_24.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 24, 2016 at 11:21am — No Comments

Whitney McVeight's 'Birth: Origins at the End of Life'

Posted information about and trailer for 'Birth: Origins at the End of Life' by American artist Whitney McVeigh:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/12/whitney-mcveighs-birth-origins-at-end.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 10, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Be comfortable with your ‘SELF’…

‘The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself’ – Mark Twain

What you think about, you bring about. Both analytical and holistic modalities now all finally agree on this. Our minds are our frontier at present and we are beginning to understand. New…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Esteem ate your ‘SELF’…

Would you be ok with someone speaking to your loved ones the way you speak to yourself?

Esteem: (definition) Respect & Admiration.

We discovered last week exactly what those two words mean. By that logic, we should understand the…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Most Important Love Affair You Will Ever Have…

‘I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Guilt: As Charged…

Guilt is an inside job. It is as insidious as it is crafty and it is a creature of many disguises, showing up in many different forms.

I liken guilt to a ‘black tar, seeping down the back of your throat’ feeling. For some people, over time, this tar…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Thread That Unknowingly Binds Us…

Ac·count·a·bil·i·ty [uh-koun-tuhbil-i-tee]

noun

1. the state of being …

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Such a Shame…

Noun – A painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt.

This little creature lives in your mind as a neural pathway of your brain. Its effect on you as a person is in direct correlation with whether this emotion has been fostered in you, or not. Not many…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Can I See You?

Vulnerable: 

Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

To be vulnerable, by that definition, is hard to see as a good thing. The word exposed is not always one that people…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

In the Pursuit of Perfection…

Let me allow you in a little to a side of my nature I don’t often speak about – I am a born perfectionist. Yes siree! I like being efficient, I get pleasure out of knowing I have tried my hardest to get the results. For example, when I am creating a new brochure, if the…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is keeping busy really only veiling the loneliness?

There seems to be quite the glorification of busy in these times. If we can’t moan to our friends about how tired we are, how run down, how stressed, how very busy, it seems we don’t have much to say to each other sometimes. Even when it is positive busy-ness; building success,…

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Added by Catherine Plano on November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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