Category Archives: writing

UP IN THE AIR

In a recent New Yorker Magazine, Nathan Heller nailed it in his article, “Air Head” when he wrote – “The rush is skittish and improbable. A freighted mass of metal rattling down the runway gains a sudden burst of speed … Continue reading

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SKATE KEY

“Just like riding a bike,” they say. “Begin again, anywhere, don’t over-think, jump on, let go, and you’ll remember.” What they actually mean is “Stop procrastinating, get out of your writer’s funk, no choking, and no more excuses!” And who … Continue reading

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PACKING FOR A PILGRIMAGE

In the first prompted exercise in a recent writing workshop we were asked to jot down ten things we would take upon a pilgrimage. And then we were instructed to cross out three. Not so simple, as it turned out. … Continue reading

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BOUND SHRINK

That’s what I called my journals throughout my younger years. My “bound shrink.” I scribbled with passion, if not always memorable prose. I poured out my heart and my thoughts, my faults and my foibles, my dreams and my deepest … Continue reading

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WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

A well-meaning friend of my mother asked me the question many years ago and I had to think about it. In those days, if you were a boy, the common accepted answer would have been fireman or policeman. More often … Continue reading

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HERITAGE – A TRIBUTE

My Fergus Falls Writers Group (of which I am the noted and most highly enthusiastic groupie) is for people who are writing for profit as well as passion, and the gathering serves as a combination editing, critique team/cheering section. I … Continue reading

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IN ONES OWN HAND

“A national fight is brewing to keep cursive writing in U.S. classrooms.” What? I had no idea it was out. But, yes. According to an Associated Press article last week – “When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, … Continue reading

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