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No Dead Ends: Writing Will Get You Everywhere

WordCamp Maine 2017 to be held at Maine College of Art in Portland, is bound to be another informative, helpful and fun event scheduled for Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27th!  I am pleased to announce that I have been selected as a speaker again this year!  I will give a talk about the benefits of Continue reading “No Dead Ends: Writing Will Get You Everywhere”

perspective and two-dimensionality

Visiting Boston recently, it was striking to witness the juxtaposition of the varied styles  of architecture.   Rich textures, new and streamlined to a linear simplicity; smaller, classic ones, often crunched between larger structures built up around them . . .

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waiting, the daffodils

Not so long ago, the white, shrouded landscape sharpened and faded to gray-dations.  True, a colonial brick structure seems a welcomed contrast, and even, intrusion.  Beside it, slender, child-like branches, reach upward . . .

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happy International Women’s Day

Have you seen the defiant girl standing in front of the bronze bull on State Street?  The girl stands with her hands on her hips looking straight at the pawing bull.  It is, undoubtedly, a powerful image. Continue reading “happy International Women’s Day”

bringing into focus . . .

In reflecting about the writing process, I notice a couple of factors.  First, writing takes time.  It does not magically appear on the page without persistence and dedication and structure.

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some thoughts on love . . .

This morning was bustling before school as there was Valentine-checking, pulling items for classroom parties, and packing up Valentine holder boxes, somehow managing to squeeze in breakfast . . .

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