Monthly Archives: September 2014

A SECOND CUP OF CHAI

I am feeling discouraged this morning.  The weight I had lost in the winter have all come back – with no help from me, of course!  I feel them heavily, sinking my spirit to the ground. They sit on my … Continue reading

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TELL ANOTHER STORY

I take my first sip of tea.  Sheba barks at a passerby.  It’s Monday.  It’s a cool 3 degrees Celsius sunlit morning.  Gold and orange leaves drift down my elm trees and roll across the sidewalk.  I think of the … Continue reading

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IF WISHES WERE HORSES

Some days any thing and every thing irritates and pisses me off.  I think today is one of those days.  It is as if I’ve forgotten to put on my wine tinted glasses.  I feel like snarling at the world. … Continue reading

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GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM WITH ALICE

Some mornings I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, waking up to the same morning day in and day out.  The unchanging greyness frightens me in the first moment of wakefulness.  Have you ever experienced that? The thing not … Continue reading

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INSPIRATIONS IN 15 MINUTE SPURTS

It is so easy to be distracted from your purpose!  I’m browsing through my Facebook page this morning, looking for any excuse not to write.  It is not a conscious decision, but I feel it gnawing at me – delay, … Continue reading

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ANNE, SANDRA, ROBIN AND ME

I pay attention to the turning of  seasons, the phases of the moon and all things that change.  I pay attention to serendipity. I’ve been talking and writing a lot about Anne Lamott.  Her book, Bird by Bird came in the mail yesterday, … Continue reading

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I WILL FEEL TOMORROW

Today is only Wednesday, but what the heck.  I have my story of 100 words ready for Friday Fictioneers.  I might as well put it up for you to see.  We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, the lady who is … Continue reading

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SOME INSTRUCTIONS ON WRITING AND LIFE

I’m feeling the pain more than the gain.  Perhaps that’s how it is at first.  I’m exercising my stay-with-it muscle.  I’m taking my writing seriously for the first time.  First I take the writing.  Then I will tackle the art. … Continue reading

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ON BLOGS AND BLOCKS

I am sure that for every problem there is an answer.  I am feeling not copacetic this morning.  You know how it is – morning fatigue, irritation, grumpiness, I need coffee but can’t have it anymore.  Call it what you wish. Sheba is … Continue reading

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NO PAIN, NO GAIN

I’m here exhausted and full of breakfast.  Can I write my 500 words in this state?  Can I push forward with no ifs and buts?  Of course I can.  I’ve caught up on my sleep and Mr. Sun is smiling … Continue reading

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