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KNOCK! KNOCK!

WHO’S THERE? The folks at Daily Press – and man do they have a fun way of inspiring awareness with their weekly photo challenge. When I set out this week with the intention of recognizing the color orange, the fog lifted … Continue reading

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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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NO WORDS, but for three

Rest In Peace

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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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SEVEN CHICKS ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

We’re seven savvy chicks, soon to be eight. We write on one Sunday each month Over pie, peanuts, even haggis, To prompts while we sip tea and munch. Whether foul of mood or weather, we meet, Pens firing reflections onto the sheet, Heart-wrenching, gut-churning, ofttimes offbeat. … Continue reading

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

Once upon a Thanksgiving Day, the only room large enough to host the Lambo family was in my grand-parents basement that had been fitted with a second kitchen just for such occasions. The oblong, wood-panelled room sported a bar at the far end fashioned from the same panelling … Continue reading

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HERE A MO, THERE A MO, EVERYWHERE A MO-MO

I know what you’re thinking – “It’s mooooo. Everywhere a moo-moo.” Nope. This has nothing to do with Old McDonald Had A Farm. It’s about challenges, travels, and imagination.

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IT’S NOT YOUR MAMMA’S HALLOWEEN RECIPE

‘Twas All Hallows Eve, the one-hundredth in a row, When Headwitch prepared her special cookie dough. Kids craved the old crone’s gooey, ghoulish treats— Goodies that’d send them howling down streets. ‘Cause what would the spookiest day of the year … Continue reading

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SONG OF MY SELF ~ An Introspection

While filing snippets of writing exercises, prompts, and ideas jotted on napkins in dark restaurants, I came across a poem I wrote using the first line in Walt Whitman’s 1892 poem “Song of Myself” as a starting point… “I celebrate … Continue reading

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