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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day The other day I was pondering my mother’s view on holidays. Christmas was by far her favorite, but she never let others slip by without some sort of acknowledgement. It was often a Hallmark card, maybe it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Editing Help…

While I have a couple more vignettes to write, my editor brain is chomping at the bit to dig in and get to work. Anne Lamont wrote a wonderful essay entitled, “Shitty First Drafts” and I have no doubt that … Continue reading

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A Reading Makes it Real

Last week I read one of the vignettes from this memoir journey at the Rosemont College MFA monthly reading. I was invited to read as an alum. I chose to read the one in which I discover the mystery baby … Continue reading

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It’s Five O’Clock

Yes, I took advantage of the snow, the 2 feet of snow, to do a little writing. The first piece I wrote about was a Nor ‘Easter that nearly killed good friends on Mums and how they came to stay … Continue reading

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Pennies from Heaven

Pennies: some shiny and new, others old and grimy. Mum was rather superstitious. If a black cat crossed our path, we had to turn around and find another route, and if one was not available, Mum worried about it for … Continue reading

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Balance

Okay, I have to admit it…I’m in a bit of a writing funk. I am suffering from internal conflict. I want to ensure that I portray my mother as the loving, funny, talented, intelligent, quick-witted person she was, while also … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – Who is This Mystery Baby?

I just returned from seeing “Spotlight.” It was very well done – I expect there will be some big awards. I was most impressed with the portrayal of the investigative journalism. It got me to thinking about the mystery baby, … Continue reading

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