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The BE Attitudes of Preventing Writers Block


  • Be aware of why you write. Check and recheck daily.
  • Be willing to fail… you’ll be able to, so enjoy it (ha-ha).
  • Be in the moment with the muse. Amuse him/her. Feed her chocolates and wine and roses and music… anything and everything!
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Tis the season of giving, sparked by Giving Tuesday on December 1. I hope you gave your heart out that day along with lots of dough (not the bakery kind, though I posted about that last week). If you didn’t replace the jingle of personally pocketed coins with Santa’s spirited jingle bells as you wrote checks on that day, do so now while you listen to this:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwZjz_WEpaM...

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Limericks are a form of poetry, an affinity I inherited from my dad. I can quickly quip, like he did. This makes my heart glad.

‘Tis fitting to speak of this after eating my fill of corned beef and cabbage to celebrate St.… ...

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The Great Walk

I carry in my wallet a picture of a heart: a schematic of my dad’s blockages and remedy shunts. On the back, listed in his own hand, are the dates of his pacemaker operations.

It’s a small plastic-coated card, meant as medic alert, the size of Master Card and its priceless tradition.… ...

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The Final Forgiveness: Self

A year ago, I joined Pinterest, as every aspiring-to-be-published writer was advised, as a component of ‘Platform’ on social media that will advertise.

It’s a visual billboard of interests and inclinations, as you proclaim yourself to be. It’s good for a writing break, writer’s block, and/or as a writing prompt.… ...

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No good deed goes unpunished

Good Deed

I first heard this statement in the summer of 1997. A wise mentor gave it voice after I’d written a ground-breaking grant and determined to shepherd its project to fruition. Naive person that I was, I learned its lesson hard.

Eight years later I was diagnosed with breast cancer.… ...

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Open Heart

I’ve just returned from an echocardiogram appointment. The results were reassuring; especially because I am almost exactly one year older than my dad was when he had his first pacemaker installed. My dad died of a broken heart in 2008.


The young technician was cheerful, thorough, and cute.… ...

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Sometimes I feel as if a nurse stapled my heart on my sleeve soon after my birth, where all can see it to harm and hit me up. While their action rips and bruises my heart, I’ve realized at least that my arm is unhurt....

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Life as the Wheel of Fortune

I made several attempts to post this sign so that all of the message words showed, but the edges remained clipped. I’ve decided to post it as is…for isn’t this an apt depiction of daily life?!! We seldom are able to read all of the signs fully, readily, clearly....

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