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How Far Does a Book Travel? At Least to Amsterdam.

How Far Does a Book Travel? At Least to Amsterdam.

There used to be a project – it may still exist – of leaving a book in a public place along with a note to pass it along and post where it was found. I’ve never done that but what a cool idea. Something kinda similar happened to me this week. My friend Fred landed in Amsterdam for a holiday and while popping around the city he went into a coffee house and saw a stack of books. There, buried…

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Yes, I’m still on about the poetry class

Yes, I’m still on about the poetry class

Don’t ask me why. I’m not even a poet. But I really wanted to learn more about how to write more beautifully. So, in child-like stomping-ness, I found the format called a cinquain. Read about it here. My attempt: Drums beat floating on air Catch my heart’s reverie mirroring a time I once knew, long gone

A Writer’s Challenge – Haiku, Photograph, Journal or ?

A Writer’s Challenge – Haiku, Photograph, Journal or ?

I read a fascinating article a few days ago about a writer who committed to writing a haiku every day for a year. Being one who enjoys a challenge I decided to create one for myself – and hopefully you’ll join me. This is my challenge to me: Do something creative every day for 30 days. For me it might be a haiku, a photograph, a poem, a list of books I want to write, a drawing (probably stick figures!), a beautiful quote,…

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[Flash NonFiction] The Great Archer Wept

[Flash NonFiction] The Great Archer Wept

The last time I saw the Milky Way throwing garlands across the night sky was on a moonless night in western Nebraska. Bands of darkness ran river-like through the streaming starlight, the interstellar dust playing hide-n-seek with the stars beyond. The brightest area seen from my Earth-bound perch was in the direction of Sagittarius, the Great Archer, who moved relentlessly across the southern sky. Standing there, I was reminded of another great archer who once rode under this sky. Given…

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How I Got My First Magazine Assignment – and You Can Too

How I Got My First Magazine Assignment – and You Can Too

It only takes one yes. After  giving up my childhood dream of being an archaelogist, I turned my attention to writing – specifically writing for magazines.  Here’s what happened: I went to my first writer’s conference in Phoenix, Arizona where the editor of Arizona Highways  told a story about assigning articles to three freelancers. But, as it turned out, only one of the articles was ever published. That’s because one  was so filled with errors it couldn’t be used and the other came in…

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