Category Archives: Inspiration

We’ve Done it Before: How the Community Comes to the Rescue.

I don’t have to tell you we’re in the midst of a near-total shut-down, trying to save as many citizens as possible during an already deadly pandemic. People who aren’t sick yet are hurting, too, trying to maintain their lives, … Continue reading

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I Am That Old Woman

And I’m betting you’ve already decided not to read this. Old Woman — Arthur Rackham illustration. (Public Domain.) There’s a story going viral about an old woman who took down a cashier because the cashier told her using plastic bags was a no-no in … Continue reading

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Words Into Sentences and Then Into Art

From the time I discovered that letters of the alphabet are there to make words, I’ve loved the words they make. As my reading matured I grew to love how those simple words could be molded into marvelous sentences. Sentences … Continue reading

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Dark Sky Magic

Aurora Borealis, the Milky Way, and my own North Star. The US at night — NASA I love this map of the lights from space, but I have to look really hard to make out the outline of my particular neighborhood. That’s because … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Being Old

Don’t Worry, Dearies, this won’t bore you

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So Now I’m a Publisher/Editor. Sort of.

I’ve been spending a lot of time over at Medium learning the ropes, and I have to say–it ain’t all pretty. Lots of learning curves; mainly, I suspect, because the powers-that-be at that behemoth website are still tweaking, still trying … Continue reading

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Guess What I’ve Been Doing? Writing. I’ve Been Writing

Sorry I’ve been among the missing here. Again! I’ve been writing at Medium.com almost exclusively since early March, trying to see if I can build a readership outside of my blogs. And I did. I also added publications willing to … Continue reading

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About Blogging: Turns Out It’s Personal

I’ve made all sorts of promises about what I want to do here, and haven’t kept a single one, so I’m making no promises about what’s going to happen here. I’m just going to blog as if this is a blog and I’m the blogger. We’ll see how it goes. Continue reading

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Looking Inward, Outward, Onward

The last post I wrote here was called. “The Case Against Using Your Blog as a Journal”.  It’s a piece meant for writers, warning them against publishing what amounts to first drafts, but the title is coming back to haunt … Continue reading

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Resolved: To Make 2016 A Year I Manage To Get Through

Here it is, 2016, a fresh new start.  Things will be different this year, and not just different, but better.  Way better!  So much better, next year at this time we won’t even have to do a New Year’s resolution.  … Continue reading

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