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I Got a 70% in Blogging University

And I’m 100% okay with that. As many of you know, I tried my hand at poetry writing a bit ago. I’m always telling people how much I love Blogging University, and I was taking full advantage of the coursework by taking part in the Poetry class. So here’s the confession: I only did seven out of […]

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Fallacy – Poetry Day 6

Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical. Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail; both our reason and the reason that guides our readers. Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good (creative) sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. […]

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I Get to Work in Blogging 101 Again – Yahoo!

Blogging 101 is one of my favorite courses, and we start again in a few days! Woot! If you have ever wanted to learn how to make a free WordPress blog, this is a great way to do it. Just make sure you sign up before Sunday the 7th. The WordPress Blogging University offers free month-long […]

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Family Mothers Writing

I'm Old Enough to Wear Purple

…But maybe I ought to practice a little now? So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. It’s been my dream for a really long time. Ever since a high school English class where we studied the poem Warning by Jenny Joseph. […]

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A Testimonial to a Tree

We almost chopped it down the year we bought our house. That was 20+years and un-countable pies and cans of applesauce ago. We had this large tree right smack where our driveway ought to be, and it didn’t even bear fruit. Or so we thought. An elderly couple stopped by and asked if they could […]

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Family Nature Writing

Introducing Henry

Once upon a very real time back in late January/early February, a glimpse of warmth appeared in our home. Outside winds blew, prolonging the brutal dip of our temps. But inside, a flurry of tiny little wings reminded us of warmth. It was sweet and endearing for about twenty seconds before thoughts of disintegrating clothes […]

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Writing Writing 101

A Random Letter in my Path

You stumble upon a random letter on the path.You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter. Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible. (75 words even) I saw a letter in my […]

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My Buddy – Who Was – Yet Still Is

Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Well, he’s still part of my life, just not in a physical sense. I make my living using technology, and one of my greatest teachers/supporters/technological playmates was a quadriplegic named Buddy. Buddy went to school with my sister, […]