Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Virginia Satir http://www.brainyquote.com The ocean’s waves came up, splashed around her and sprayed her face as she sat there waiting. She smiled. It was a good omen, she thought, like when the … Continue reading Each Day the Sun Rises
As I mentioned the other day, I am doing an editing course right here on WordPress called “Writing: Shaping Your Story.” I have re-worked one of my most recent stories looking for an angle to develop a unique voice in telling stories of ordinary life. Enjoy. Love who you are and what you are … Continue reading Weeds and Flowers in our Life
You grow up the day you have the first real laugh at yourself. Ethel Barrymore from AZ quotes The other morning I had one of those episodes where I had to laugh at myself or in spite of myself. I find I do it quite often these days; I believe it’s one of the perks … Continue reading Laughing on the Inside
This has been a week of anniversaries for me. I've come to a place where I am at peace with each one. I've reposted this in remembrance of my Mom. I know she is free and sometimes I feel her so close to me. I am forever grateful for her. She wasn't perfect and yet … Continue reading A PRECIOUS Tribute to Mom
I don't begrudge this administration for getting tough on securing borders or irregular immigration (new buzzword from State Department). You will find most of us can agree on that, but I think all points of entry should be secure, not just the Southern Border. I also oppose the spirit of the policies implemented to "uphold" … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard To Reunite Immigrant Families Separated At Border?
I had a few busy and fun packed days this month. I apologize that I didn’t have the foresight to plan ahead and schedule posts for the time I would be away. Still learning, lesson learned. Now and then I had a few minutes of quiet while the kids were playing outside and I would … Continue reading DJT and the KGB
“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as … Continue reading Fireflies and Fantasy on the Fourth of July
I was visiting my grandchildren in a “Biblebelt” state and it’s usually is a bit of a culture shock. It takes me a few days for my ears to adjust to the accent and for my brain to remember I’m in “polite company” in a very Red section of a Purple state. I wish I could say I was totally disconnected from the news and social media, but that’s not who I am. Despite spending days having fun with my granddaughters and their parents, it seems that the only thing my muse wants to talk about is politics, but I’m feeling like I need a Rainbow Connection instead. This is one of the first posts as I started writing this year. A blogger that I follow wrote a post that reminded me.
For this assignment, I try to conjure up a visual of who will read my blog- my audience. I’ve spent the past couple of days visiting other writers, looking at style and content while trying to imagine their respective audience. I find that there are some fabulous sites out there and I try not to be intimidated by the talent or expertise that I see. I know that I tend to enjoy sites that have a personal component even though it may be a business page. I decided to focus on MY passion – why am I writing? I’m writing to tell a story – simple as that.
Someday I may publish these writings for my granddaughters. However, I am envisioning my reader today, and that person looks something like me – in my soul. Regardless of gender, it will be someone who understands that there are great treasures in…
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Great read. So much has changed since my childhood in "blue collar" neighborhood in Park Slope. https://placesjournal.org/article/directions/?src=longreads