All posts tagged: Writing

Who is my audience?

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For the past several months, I have been taking an online writing course called “Find Your Writing Voice”. I take one night a week off from everything else to work on it, and it’s been enlightening. One of the first assignments was to write a poem exploring the influences of one’s childhood. Mine is published here. The present task is to find out a few things from the people who read my writing. If that is you, I […]

Flaneuring in Northern California

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Today I am blogging as part of a series on one of my favorite sites: Djbouti Jones. Flaneuring is French and means the art of strolling about observing life.   There are essays from all over the world, and I am thrilled to have mine included!  Thanks, Rachel!

A poem about childhood

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  I have been taking a writing class online, which I have really enjoyed so far.  The first assignment was to brainstorm images and memories from early years, including visual, sensory, verbal, even musical memories. After including traditions, and important people, we were to write a prose style poem capturing the most important things that surfaced.   Here is mine, an exercise in self-discovery. I am from I am from deep woods, clear streams, camping under the […]

Leaving the fast lane

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I got a speeding ticket a few months ago.   It was humiliating and expensive.  And it made me think.  Why am I in such a hurry?  Well, that particular day I was a little late to work, but I realized that hurrying had become a way of life. I’ll do this “real quick”; that’ll just take a minute; hmm, I have five minutes what can I squeeze in? Maybe I don’t need to do everything […]