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“White Bird”

What a thrill to attend the launch of White Bird, a visionary children’s graphic novel! Hosted by Watchung Booksellers, my fabulous local indie, the event was packed with kids, parents, and other admirers of White Bird’s author, R. J Palacio. … Continue reading

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Willard Wonders

Dr. Willard Funk, the widely admired dictionary publisher, was once asked to perform a monumental task on the part of a wordsmith: choosing the 10 most expressive words in the English language. Here, to entertain and engage you, is our … Continue reading

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Groove Remove

Remember the old, shiny black vinyl records with those grooves etched in them? And how careful you had to be to dip the needle down at just the right moment, so you caught a groove? And when you got it … Continue reading

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Revving Up

Rev your engines: NaNoWriMo will kick off in about a week! From November 1 through 11:59 on November 30th writers of all persuasions — plotters and pantsers, alike — are committing to writing 50,000 words or getting within striking distance … Continue reading

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New Dawn

“Each dawn holds a new hope for a new plan, making the start of each new day the start of a new life.”   Gina Blair What an inspiring, hopeful thought to light our way! Just consider the possibilities of bringing … Continue reading

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Inside Hope

“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right inside it, under … Continue reading

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Nimble Neil

A Pultizer Prize- winning dramatist, Neil Simon wrote 30 plays in 30 years – and many of the screenplays that brought them to the big screen. In his honor, a cornucopia of writing reflections: “Writing is an escape from a … Continue reading

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Resourcefulness Rocks!

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”   Ernest Hemingway A short story: When the city of Leningrad was laid out in the early 18th century, … Continue reading

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Six Miracles

“There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.”   Albert Einstein Love this quote! My ever-inspiring friend and writing buddy Nancy has Albert’s joyous words emblazoned on … Continue reading

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Grateful Grace

“You say grace before meals. Alright. But I say grace before the concertand the opera, an grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, … Continue reading

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