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All in a Name

All in a Name – Memoir Writing

When I read (or think about) memoirs and personal essays, I don't usually imagine all the controversy that can be (and has been) connected with...

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Learning to Breath – ‘The Salt God’s Daughter’

Ilie Ruby's The Salt God's Daughter takes us to the beaches and fields in Southern California with an itinerant wandering of two girls and their...

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JK Rowling - Faustian Bargain

J.K. Rowling Quotes Scripture Against Pence

J.K. Rowling is no stranger to controversy, and she's not afraid to jump in, ready and swinging... She has also made it no secret...

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    Harry Potter vs Trump? Books and Politics

    J.K. Rowling makes international news every time she lambasts Donald Trump with another one of her eloquent, spot-on quips. Of course, nearly anything Rowling says,...

    ‘Don’t Feed the WorryBug’ @WorryWooMonster

    It's Day 2 of the 31 Days Writing Challenge... Here's one book that has quickly become an absolute favorite in our house: Don't Feed the WorryBug!  My 3-year-old...
    Inventions of Wings

    Must Reads If You Like ‘The Invention of Wings’ – Sue Monk Kidd

    The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd was first published by Penguin Viking in January 2014. It was immediately included as a featured selection...

    Where Will You Host Your Book Club? That Is The Question…

    If you've ever been in a book club, you may have experienced any number of different scenarios for the set-up, facilitation and orientation of...

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    Regret

    Life Lessons on Regret

    Everything changes, but sometimes all we can do is move forward, keep taking the next step forward, live boldly. Ted Hughes once wrote, "The only...
    Holding hope - experience

    The Grand Experiment: A Remembered Experience

    Do you ever find yourself looking through past posts? I was looking back through what I'd written, from several years ago. And, the experience...
    Monkey Beyond Bars - Nils Fieseler

    Inspiring ‘Lolita’ – Why Vladimir Nabokov Wrote The Novel

    In "On a Book Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov wrote: "As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a...

    Banned Books

    What Do We Do? How to Remember (and Cherish) 9/11

    I know... Lots of people wrote about their experience with 9/11. I read so many beautiful pieces about love and heroism. They've said it...