Rainy Day Writing

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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Blogging and Writing Unsupervised

I’m new to this blogging stuff.  I resisted it for a long time because, quite honestly, I’m really not all that interesting. But as a writer, I thought it might be a good idea, because it encourages me to write, and since no one is paying to read this crap, I won’t have to listen …

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My Generation’s Music

My Generation’s Music.

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My Generation’s Music

I have a confession to make. For a while, a couple of years back, I spent some time sitting around the house wrapped in an old blanket, eating brownies, and listening to music. It was like a mid-life regression thing. I was acting like and feeling like the kid I was back in the 1970’s. …

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How National Geographic Nurtured My Inner Environmentalist

When I was a young girl, we got the National Geographic Magazine. Like George Bailey, I thought our membership in the society meant something. It meant we were interested in the bigger world around us. It meant we cared about stuff that happened outside of our own back yards. It meant we were smart. There …

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Networking 40 years later

Originally posted on Across the Bored:
A post this morning about a film that would convince us that climate change is all about individual denial rather than the larger issues of corporate and governmental malfeasance makes one wonder just what it takes to make the public realize they are being duped at every available opportunity. It also brought to…

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Sally Tisdale on The West

“And who hasn’t leaned west, at least once? Caught in the longing for something far off, over a hill, around a bend–something just glimpsed in the falling sunlight of evening and tinted gold. We are each caught that way once or twice, struck dumb by the possibility of a life altogether new. And some of …

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James Frey on Writing

“People read memoirs and nonfiction and ask questions about what in the books isn’t real. They read novels and short fiction and ask what in them is. Ultimately, none of it matters. Good writing is good writing, and a story well told isn’t beholden to issues of fact and fiction, and moves beyond where it …

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Inspiration: N. Scott Momaday

Here, at this hour, in this season, you do not expect that something extraordinary will happen, only that a bird will call out in a moment, and a low wind arise, carry, and descend. From The Names: A Memoir by N. Scott Momaday

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Roethke

I learned not to fear infinity, The far field, the windy cliffs of forever, The dying of time in the white light of tomorrow, The wheel turning away from itself, The sprawl of the wave, The on-coming water. from The Far Field by Theodore Roethke

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Attacked by Squirrels….A Cricklewood Road Tale

Kids run into things, right? It’s what they do. I was certainly no exception. As a matter of fact I excelled at running into things. If it was an Olympic event, I’d be the gold medalist. I ran into the tail pipe of Mr. Dooley’s old rambler once, not while he was driving of course, …

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