Maya Angelou Quotes that Spark Memories

Maya Angelou Quotes Words That Spark Memories Maya Angelou’s quotes often bring a flash of a personal memory that epitomizes that quote for me. It’s like I own the quote. This is usually followed by a quoted post-it up on the bathroom mirror or on my...

This Brand New Year-2024

January Slipped Below the Horizon The Christmas tree is packed away for the 16th time outliving its 10-year guarantee. Thank you cards are done. I’m  curbing my extreme disappointment that my creative gift package that went out to my beautiful great-nieces was a...

The Eastside Writing Room

Our 11th year- each Tuesday, each week, each month. Same routine with renewed energy each time we meet. A Spell Against Stagnation January is still the new year but may not fully hold that exact NEWness of Jan. 1.  Reading Maria Popova’s end of year newsletter got me...

All Because of Summer

Summer Then How is it that in my 76th year, I continue to look forward to the first day of summer just as I did when I was a child? Back then, I couldn’t contain the anticipated happiness and feeling of freedom that came in the package that was summer.   School was...

The “Business” of Writing

WHAT I KNOW ABOUT MY “BUSINESS” RESISTANCE As much as I resist the “business” of writing, I know- KNOW- it’s part of my writing life. It’s not like I don’t know what to do or how. I’ve got charts, categories of folders with writing...