Category Archives: On Writing

Updrafts of Memory


Time during Anniversary Weekend feels very much as it does when I write; we swim and float and march through […]

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Writing makes me happy


The other day, making dinner, I felt right.  Happy is the word I used for this title, but it was […]

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At Motivation High


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              Thanks to Ms. Coldren and Principal Jones for the invitation to spend time […]

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Read With Me


Read With Me – MLK Project

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Guest Blog: In Search of a Bookstore…


Ebony, Jr.!  Way to get this reader nostalgic!  I started this blog as a 54-year-old woman enjoying the prose and […]

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Guest Blog: Slow and Steady – Means Everyone Wins


Chinua Achebe was the first writer I read who articulated for me with absolute Igbo clarity that art could be […]

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Guest Blog: In a Time Before Cable, On a Night Without Internet


This is like balm.  True, it is a blog, that unlovely word, and it’s coming at us on a screen, […]

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Guest Blog: An Author’s Intro in Martha’s Vineyard


Here is the intro that John Hough gave at a lovely private reading reception hosted by Sheldon and Lucy Hackney […]

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Guest Post: Swimmin’ Back to Africa


I am so grateful for the poetry here, and the company.  What a densely beautiful sampling of Debra’s discoveries, over […]

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Ladysitting (Pt 1.)


On Saturday, we made our preparations for Hurricane Irene, especially for wind and power loss.  We’d driven home the day […]

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