Monthly Archives: February 2018

Arthur Advises

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”   Arthur Ashe When I saw these words chalked on a board outside The Local, a neighborhood coffee cafe, they instantly lifted my spirits. What a simple strategy! It … Continue reading

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CRAFT Calling

“CRAFT is an online literary journal which explores the art of fiction. Our focus is on the craft of writing and how those elements make a good story great. We are interested in fiction that shines because of its exploration … Continue reading

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Commitment Courage

“The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt.” Rollo May When I read these words, they cast a warm glow over … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Sunday The mint bed is in bloom: lavender haze day. The grass is more than green and throws up sharp and cutting lights to slice through the plane tree leaves. And on the cloudless blue I scribble your name. James … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Today, February 23rd, is a personal day of thanksgiving for me. I have so much to be grateful for: my wonderful family and friends, my work as a writer, which I cherish, and all of my creative fellow scribes, who … Continue reading

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Washington’s Wisdom

In honor of George Washington’s birthday, also my wonderful husband David’s birthday, here are some words of wisdom from our Founding Father to ponder: “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” “It is better to be … Continue reading

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Bold Risk-takers

“But what I hope is that Jacob sees his parents doing what they love, doing what they must. Every day is different. Surprises happen. In our household, it’s feaast or famine. All this may want him to be a fishmonger … Continue reading

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