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Creating legend

I wish I could remember who said the following:  “Where there’s no explanation, there’s a legend.”  Whether you call it legend or story, it’s at the heart of writing.  Even if your prose or poetry appears to have little or … Continue reading

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Writing Rites and Rights

Today, my daughter-in-law ends her maternity leave and goes back to work.  Her official work is in a workplace outside the home, although she brings home plenty of work, too.  To support my addiction to writing, I made sure I … Continue reading

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Communication

How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?  Thus goes the old joke.  A newer version might be:  How many people does it take to install a printer?  or How many people does it take to complete other … Continue reading

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Life Cycles and Empathy

My lifelong friend, Christine, just became a grandmother.  She and I go back to infancy.  We are six weeks apart in age, we are both only children, and we grew up across the street from each other in Dundee, Scotland. … Continue reading

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Right-sizing

Rather than applying this to business, I just read a post on Al Garrotto’s blog called “An Edited Life.”  What he’s really talking about is possessions.  He and his wife sold a larger house for a smaller townhouse, which could … Continue reading

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Widowhood Redux

It comes back around a lot, this widowhood thing.  Yes, we are continuously widowed, but we learn to live our lives.  Every once in a while, though, it comes back front and center.  Perhaps we are snubbed as single persons … Continue reading

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Family

Family is everything.  It’s the source of our lives, our experiences, and our writing.  We come from family and we will ultimately return to it in some way. This weekend, I go to my nephew’s wedding. In lieu of much … Continue reading

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