Category Archives: Memory

Me and the Letter M

  I volunteered to respond to a letter meme, from Heather on her site: extemporaneous. I must write about at least ten things I love that begin with the letter M. I do not “love” Money, but living on a … Continue reading

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Stain Removal

  Remember being dressed up in a new outfit, new shoes, cleaned and sparkling from head to toe, with Mom’s smiling approval? On the way to some social event, if only at Grandma’s house for holiday festivities? Then within the … Continue reading

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Semantics of Breathing

I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can breathe. _Anais Nin Writing means a great many different things to me. A few years ago, someone close to me said that writing was my … Continue reading

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Temptation To Play Hooky

  I don’t want to write today. Certainly don’t want to create yet another blog. At the moment, can’t,  for the life of me, think of why I ever wanted to do this in the first place, let alone actually … Continue reading

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Making Little Bird Memories

This Little Bird By John D Loudermilk There’s a little bird that somebody sends Down to the earth to live on the wind Born on the wind and she sleeps on the wind This little bird that somebody sends She’s … Continue reading

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Checking The Temperature

I have spent the last three days watching my temperature rise and fall drastically in both directions. I am speaking of my emotional temperature, not my physical one, although the physical one did some jumping around because of the other, … Continue reading

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Carved In Stone

Funny how the things we know about ourselves, and are conscious of all the time, are the most difficult to put into written words. ___Stan This quote was left as a comment on my last blog. And I agree with … Continue reading

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“But, What Do I Say?”

Invariably, during every class I taught about personal writing, someone would ask this question, or a variation of the same. Many had a difficult time seeing themselves writing even one page, let alone two or more on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

Have been doing a lot of surfing on the Net. Exploring what other people are writing and what they are writing about. And, of course, getting sidetracked into my own personal areas of interest. One of those, perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Distillation

The day before yesterday, my siblings and I hosted a party to celebrate my Mother’s ninetieth birthday. We rented the back room of a local restaurant and invited some family and friends. About 60 people showed up to share in … Continue reading

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