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Careful Writing

To me, the idea of writing prompts is both curious (on the one hand) and slightly unnatural (on the other). I suppose some writers depend on such devices to spur their creative juices. WordPress even offers a daily prompt to facilitate bloggers who are stuck. At the end of 2013, the editors at WordPress produced a PDF file […]

Asleep At The Pen?

During my writing life, I have subscribed at various times to writing blogs:  how-to write blogs, how-to publish blogs, how-to market your writing blogs. These various online resources provide their take on a plethora of writing-related topics, and many offer helpful tools and information. I’ve noticed whenever a gaggle of writers gathers, sooner or later, […]

Checking My Privilege

When I evaluate my life, I’m always ready to acknowledge I’ve been blessed. I was born and raised in the US, nurtured and adored by two hands-on (and strict) parents, educated in high-standard schools and challenged at an early age to consider the ownership claims of my Creator. God blessed me at birth with a healthy […]

Righting Life

Once upon a time, I was a young writer. (I’ve always been a writer, but there was a time I was also young.) In those bygone days, I paid close attention to what more experienced writers said whenever they talked about their writing experiences. I was an eager student, ready to absorb any information that could help me […]

Bonehead Study Bites

“There’s a new secret to get your child to behave at the dinner table − cut up their food and they’ll relax.” So says the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab. To help them publicize their recent study, they’ve provided art work (below) to drive home the point. Highlights from this scholarly contribution of academic cogitation include the following […]

No Plastic, Please

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an incorrigible romantic. I suppose the first love of my life was my daddy. By the time I was in junior high, I’d experienced the usual pre-teen pangs of first love … and first heartbreak as well. My first heartbreak was thoroughly distressing, but it didn’t sour […]

Egg-istential Art

Does anyone doubt that culture has entered its death spiral?!! Every time I read one of these stories, I’m reminded that — in the name of hipness, edgy “art” and avant garde pretension − we’ve descended into the absurd. Read about it here and here and here. I wish I could say this expression of “art” is […]

Put On Your Sonnet Bonnet!

April isn’t over, so even though I haven’t mentioned it in recent posts, we’re still celebrating National Poetry Month! Regular readers of my blog know my fondness for the sonnet form. Posts from July 30, 2010 and October 23, 2013 relate one of my goals was (is) to write one hundred sonnets. The earlier post mentioned that I’d […]

Dog Blog

People who know me quickly come to understand I’m not a dog lover. It is a fact of my life about which I’ve recently had some serious pangs of guilt. I believe all animals are God’s creatures. Because God created them, they deserve respect from humans. Almost every family that has a dog (or dogs) has […]

Who Likes Change?

Out with the old … in with the new? For my subscribers, this blog is recognizably different than a week ago. My younger daughter, the Chatelaine of Raising Camelot, had grown tired of the blood platelet template. Because she’s talented and able to create the best designs, she went to work! At the same time she set […]

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