Category Archives: Writing Exercises

Independence: The freedom to make a whole lot of choices

It’s Independence Day tomorrow. Independence. What does that mean? In 1776 it meant fighting hard for the freedom to make our own laws and the freedom from a distant land placing taxes and restrictions on us. Telling us what to … Continue reading

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The simplest memories of childhood

Riding the springy rocking horse as Charlie’s Angels Chicken and dumplings at the table Grandma’s velvety wallpaper Forts, hideaways, and hot lava carpet Hours in the pool, tipping each other off the raft Cousins Cold stewed peaches My sister and … Continue reading

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11 Questions, 11 Answers, and 11 Awesome Blogs

I was so honored that last week one of my favorite bloggers Lindsey, who writes the blog A Design So Vast “tagged” me as one of  eleven people she wanted to answer a set of questions she came up with … Continue reading

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Heading out for a couple of weeks

  Today’s is a different kind of post because next week I’ll be away all week on a business trip and then on to Mexico for a much needed little vacation the following week. I will literally pull my rumpled … Continue reading

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I am looking at… (a writing exercise)

This was a ten minute timed writing exercise offered in Natalie Goldberg’s book An Old Friend from Far Away which I just cracked open this morning. The instructions are simple. Get a clock or timer and give yourself ten minutes. … Continue reading

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