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Prompt: Why I Write

I write to be crazy.  I write to be sane.  I write because I can.  I write because it’s the one thing no one can take from me.  I write because it’s the one aspect of my life no one else can control.  I write to the angels.  I write to the demons.  I write… Continue reading Prompt: Why I Write

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Prompt: The Eulogy About Me That I Would Love to be True

So here’s what’s happening.  I’m going along through life, one day at a time, one step forward in progress, two steps backwards in struggles, but lessons being learned all along the way. I’ve been practicing writing, and practicing, and practicing some more.  I’m practicing so much because I’m afraid I don’t really have what it… Continue reading Prompt: The Eulogy About Me That I Would Love to be True

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Rhythm, Rhyme and Word Play with Susan Kralovansky at The Writing Barn

Have you ever wondered what it takes to write a children’s picture book?  I have.  For a long time, actually.  But ideas on other writing projects kept taking priority. My mother and I have recently decided to embark on a journey of writing a children’s picture book together, as a family project.  So this past… Continue reading Rhythm, Rhyme and Word Play with Susan Kralovansky at The Writing Barn

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What Really Matters Most – Exquisite Moments

It was a feeling quite foreign to her.  On her way out to the porch, she found herself just pausing, several minutes went by, she allowed herself to simply experience this interesting sensation.  She realized she was happy, euphoric maybe even.  A smile came to her face, feeling quite natural in the moment, she realized… Continue reading What Really Matters Most – Exquisite Moments

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Project: Oral Histories

Organization:  Voces Oral History Project – University of Texas Libraries Website:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/voces/index.html The energy in the room was contagious and I caught the bug quickly.  I attended a workshop several months ago that was put on by an organization named The Voces Oral History Project – University of Texas Libraries.  It’s about documenting the contributions… Continue reading Project: Oral Histories

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Project: The Free Minds Program of Austin

A Program of Foundation Communities Mission:  Free Minds harnesses the power of the humanities to help motivated adults overcome social and economic limitations and connect with institutions of higher education. Based on the national model of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, Free Minds is founded on the belief that engaging with the humanities can… Continue reading Project: The Free Minds Program of Austin