Monthly Archives: January 2019

Journeying On

One of my all-time favorite guides to writing isn’t really a writing guide at all. It’s called Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-term Fulfillment by George Leonard. My great friend and mentor Coach Tully recommended it highly and I’m … Continue reading

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Finding Focus

Tibetan monks over many generations have identified lack of control over the mind and its wanderings as one of the greatest obstacles to their devotion. To offset this hampering reality, they will spends day creating intricate and colorful mandala sand … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud

When I was little, one of my favorite things in the world was listening to my beloved mom Dorothy read aloud to us. It’s a joy every child should know. That’s why I love the whole idea of World Read … Continue reading

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Coming Together

“And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.”   Pablo Neruda “Happy Birthday to the Write Group, which has inspired me to unfold my poetic and writing soul.”   Ermira Mitre A blustery winter afternoon turned sunny and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Girl

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. ‘Pooh!’ he whispered. ‘Yes, Piglet?’ ‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’” The birthday card with this little story sits in a spot where I see … Continue reading

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Walk On

“All know the way; few actually walk it.”    Bodhidharma Ancient wisdom — and so true, isn’t it? When it come to pursuing the creative life and sharing our gifts, we really do know the way, don’t we? As writers, our … Continue reading

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Contest Alert

Here’s a great way to shake off the Winter blues: Dust off a short story that you love, polish it until it sparkles, and begin submitting it! One option: the Winter Short Story Award offered by The Masters Review, a … Continue reading

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