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Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Remember high school English classes? That was my first introduction to poetry. Old poets. Lot's of 'thee's and thou's," and too much Old English stuff. I was a studious person, more logical than emotional, so many poems went over my head. That was until I went to college, in the mid '70's. It was an eyeopener when… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

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Writers Tell All

gettyimages.comJennifer Chow made me do it. Her chirpy words of "fun challenge" has me participating in my first ever Blog Hop called "Writers Tell All." A writer often works in isolation, for long periods of time, before any finished work is produced. It's rare to have the opportunity to share thoughts with other bloggers/writers, so when Jennifer… Continue reading Writers Tell All

Adam Sorkin, Agatha Christie, Authors, Balzac, Encouragement, Jim Morrison, Maya Angelou, Sandra Cisneros, Truman Capote, Victor Hugo, Weird writer habits, Wisdom, Writing

Weird Writer’s and Other Artists

I think writer's, poets, artists have built in weirdness-mostly good weirdness. That's why I found Jacob Nordby's drawing and quote so inspirational. He says we're blessed, we see the world through different eyes. His statement makes weirdness a good thing. It's validating and something to embrace. I occasionally hear "You writers are weird." This statement uttered by one of my… Continue reading Weird Writer’s and Other Artists

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‘A Woman Should Have’ and Maya Angelou

Sometimes you land on the best things when you least expect it. It was 'clean out the email folders' today and I found this "A Women Should" poem in my folder marked "Inspirational." Seems I forgot that I had such a folder, since the last entry was in 2009. There had to be inspirational quotes… Continue reading ‘A Woman Should Have’ and Maya Angelou