Category Archives: Essay

GOOD MUSE HUNTING

Esteemed author Jane Yolen is well-known for sharing one secret in particular with regard to her productivity, and that’s – BIC – putting your Butt In Chair. Choose the time, the place, and show up. It’s where you need to be so that the muse can … Continue reading

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SERMERSSUAQ UKARPALUGPOQ-An Earth Day Tribute

She weeps. She cries. She howls. She sighs at man’s inability to use his knowledge wisely. Sermerssuaq The Big Ice Greenland’s ice cap. Tropical blue melt-water lakes the size of small countries rest upon Mother Earth’s head. Creaking from their weight,

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FIRST PERSON, PRESENT, TENSE

No. The commas are in the right place. I’m here. Alone. Now. And this is a tense moment. While I’m staring down at the narrow, dirt trail and maneuvering a mine field of rocks, roots, stone outcroppings, AND an occasional hilltop inhabitant catching a few rays I’m … Continue reading

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BLURRED VISIONS

It’s a black and white day – fitting for a journey to the past where yesterday easily blurrs with today where peering through dilapidated windows throws a muddied light 

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IN CELEBRATION

When my writers’ group, which I still fondly refer to as Seven Chicks On A Sunday Afternoon, decided that we needed a name, the Write Now Salon was born. The WriNoS (wait till they hear that one) gather once a month and party free write to champagne prompts … Continue reading

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WORDSMITH 101*

Welcome to Wordsmith 101. In much the same way as a personal trainer’s fortitude and determination sculpts slabs of sagging flesh into taught, defined muscle and the swordsmith’s attention to detail forges a molten lump of steel into a keen, sturdy blade, so does a wordsmith wield the … Continue reading

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‘TWAS THE NIGHT OF WINTER SOLSTICE

‘Twas three nights before Christmas, the fifth of Hanukkah, four from Galungan, and still five ’til Kwanzaa. ‘Twas two months since Muharram and India’s festival of light, when sun snuggled down into earth’s longest night.

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