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.
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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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Today's short offers a peek at 'From Scotland With Love', a documentary made entirely from archived Scottish film but without narration or interviews.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 15, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments
So Much More Than Meets the Eye- my experience with Oprah! By Meg Nocero
As the inevitable was creeping closer and closer, I refused to even allow any doubt that my mother would not recover to enter my consciousness. My mom told me that she did not want to give up and I made it my mission to help her in any way I could. While I had experienced depression before when I was coping with the life changes of having a baby, I had never contemplated…Continue
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I recently attended Hay House’s I Can Do It! conference in Pasadena, California. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to attend what was being advertised as a “mind, body, and spirit retreat.” The conference…Continue
Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from 'poem crazy: freeing your life with words':
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Today's quote comes from Drew Myron's poem "Break" in her collection "Thin Skin":
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 26, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments
I asked myself this morning what I am doing with my life? So far, I haven't gotten an answer back yet.
I asked myself if I was happy. For me that's a pretty easy one, "yes".
But being happy, isn't the same as knowing what you are doing. Is it?
Going over the checklist of a so called successful life, I'm looking pretty good.
Nice house, check. Good, kind, faithful, nice looking husband, check. Successful, not in trouble kids, check. No health…Continue
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(Originally posted on bloom-site.com, an excellent literary site featuring authors who first published over the age of 40. As they say, "Late" according to whom? )
In my grandparents’ dining room in a suburb of Boston, there was a shelf devoted…Continue
[I just started blogging for the wonderful site/cause, I AM THAT GIRL. Below is an excerpt of my first blog post]
I had a revelation last night while I was in the bathroom (where, funnily enough, happens to be the room where I receive many of my spiritual “aha” moments). I was brushing my teeth while imagining Oprah was interviewing me on her Super Soul Sunday, as I often do. This time Oprah was asking me about love and how I knew it was time to let myself receive long-lasting love…Continue
I've posted Stephen Jenkinson's 'The Meaning of Death', a beautifully expressed meditation by the teacher, author, and storyteller who conducts many projects involving care of the dying.
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Posted review of Laura Boggess's new book "Playdates with God":
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Posted Thought for the Day, quote from poet Carl Phillips's 'The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination', part of Graywolf Press's 'The Art of' series on the craft of writing.
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