Monthly Archives: January 2023

Letting My Geek Flag Fly

Drama Geek logo by My Real Memoir “Some are born geeks, some achieve geekness, and others have geekness thrust upon them.” ~William (“Willy the Geek”) Shakespeare “Drama Geeks.” That was what they called us. “They” being the letterman-jacketed “men” … Continue reading

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What Winter Teaches Us

Thought for the Week The last leaves tremble on the ground as the snow arrives to cover them securing the peace that they have found whispering rest and think and start again ζ

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You Have Not Passed This Way Before

When you come to a place you’ve never been before, for example a town you’ve never visited or, literally, every new stage of your life, and don’t know the way to go, the wisest choice is to follow someone who … Continue reading

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The Search Heats Up

Illustration by trungtinart The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack learned his misplaced sister had been spotted in … Continue reading

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50 Signs of Winter

We Northern Hemisphereans are deep in the throes of winter! But thank goodness there are signs to guide us through. Or, in some cases, misguide us. Then again, laughter tends to have a warming effect — so read these and … Continue reading

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I’m Going Live!

As if reading me weren’t enough, you now have the wonderful/dubious (select one) opportunity to see and hear me live! How? Funny you should ask. Now that public events are happening again, I’ve returned to the world of public speaking! … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Originally posted on Essentially Ellie:
I’ve been sitting here all day, staring at the clockI’m trying to write a poem, but I’ve got writer’s blockI’ve got several partly written, but none of them seem rightAs I’m looking at this naked…

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The Death of a Friend

Image by Yuri_B My Real Memoir It was a forced friendship. True, Craig was an only child like me, but that was the only thing we had in common. I wasn’t averse to taking risks, but Craig was the most … Continue reading

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What’s Your Happiness Baseline?

Thought for the Week Have you ever noticed how your happiness baseline—that bundle of things you consider essential for satisfaction—is constantly shifting? That’s because it’s based on what you’re currently used to, and what you’re currently used to is, well, just … Continue reading

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Pass it On!

 “Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort others with the same comfort we ourselves have received.” ~2 … Continue reading

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