Category Archives: Writing

Binge-Watching Spring

Spring break is over. Which means my college-student daughter is getting dressed (changing into her studious pajamas) and heading back to school (returning to the laptop in her bedroom). I’ve enacted the following changes: _______. Yep, nothing’s changed at my … Continue reading

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The Biggest Health Risks of Hoarding

My Featured Blogger this week is actually a journalist, Jocasta Lennon, a freelance writer “with a passion for the eclectic and unusual.” When Jocasta first approached me, I was delighted that she considered this a place for talented new writers … Continue reading

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Parenting Techniques For 2020

Originally posted on Newspeak:
Parenting experts are beginning to wonder if the ‘wooden spoon’ method may have some limitations in it’s utilisation in child discipline. ?In controlled government funded testing, subjects have responded ‘inconsistently’ and numerous spoons have been broken…

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Twelfth Night

Originally posted on La Tour Abolie:
Soon after she left us, it began to snow. From now on my life would be all snow,and all falling. My husband cleared our driveway then dug a diagonal path across the lawn, starting…

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Remember Your Future

Marcel Proust spent 13 years writing and expanding his 7-volume autobiographical novel, obsessing over getting it just right, at leaving nothing out. And then no one would publish it. So he published it himself. It became one of the most … Continue reading

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Tutoring the Tutor

This is a true story. I tutored at an inner city college. Many of my students were the first in their families to finish high school. Or not sell drugs. Some became my personal heroes. My current tutee, a suburban … Continue reading

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THiRST

Originally posted on KASHiVOLOGY:
And the feather of thought swayed with the lightness of the wind. They say, you have to be the wings of the bird to fly; to travel and unravel, to stay and drift, to be and…

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