Category Archives: learning experiences

Peace and quiet among the wax begonias.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau Kudos to one of our important American writers for being succinct; he also of the phrase, “simplify, simplify.”   Even back in the 19th century, Thoreau … Continue reading

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The past has passed…

I’ve spent far too much time living in my own past.  Granted, it was a time of happiness for me.  But if it deters one from moving forward, it’s time to shut the door on its examination and to forge … Continue reading

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Back to school…

but not for me!  Summer is so fleeting in the Northeast.  When I was teaching, I didn’t allow myself to “work” on school stuff until August 1st.  Then I could put all of the ideas that were swirling in my … Continue reading

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Writing mojo…

The sap of my writer’s juices is flowing freely.  I admit I’m still freely stepping around my fiction project, kind of like Gene Kelly dancing around the puddles in “Singing in the Rain.”  But it won’t be long until, like … Continue reading

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Becoming educated = dazed and confused

Receiving one’s formative education while one’s body is growing and maturing seems a cruel joke.  Seriously.  I mean, it’s not enough to battle learning to tie your shoes while memorizing the alphabet and learning to read, but it was child’s … Continue reading

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Understanding friendship…

I have so much to learn about friendship.  It seems all I once believed in doesn’t count for much anymore.  I was taught friends stuck by each other through thick and thin, communicated, believed in one another.  Over the years … Continue reading

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It may be cliche…transition is underway…

And I have so much to say….haha. I’ve become a cliche-driven individual. And I’m here to celebrate that status. Hey, I love words and cliches are groups of words. I offer no apology. With difficulty, I’ve decided that a major … Continue reading

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Ch..ch…ch…changes…

Now many of you are irritated that the David Bowie song is flitting through your head.  Don’t be annoyed, be happy with it!  Change is a mantle to be worn with grace, embrace it.  Do not let it burden you, … Continue reading

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Reading and viewing and mystery…

I’m a self-avowed mystery junkie and have no problem admitting it to anyone.  Since taking a Detective Fiction English elective in high school, I’ve enjoyed reading all types of mystery and thriller fiction along with true crime. The spate of … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

It is not something that is easy to explain unless I’m speaking to another writer. Writing is a solitary pursuit. I’m no stranger to solitude and enjoy it. Writing is sort of thankless. At times all I have to show … Continue reading

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