Category Archives: writing

WRITER’S BLOCK – BUILDING BLOCKS

“Give yourself to the child until you have something on the page. Then let the adult critique.” That’s my new motto, and I painstakingly scrolled the words with my Mont Blanc pen upon pale blue copy paper decorated with a … Continue reading

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THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth Than took the … Continue reading

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KINDRED SPIRITS

(Finally. Back from bronchial purgatory. Thanks for your wishes and concerns.) When we first moved to Minnesota, Pastor Sarah of the Shepard of the Prairie Lutheran Church of Hickson, North Dakota (the familial family spiritual home base), invited me to … Continue reading

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READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Some days you just hate to pick up the morning paper for all the disastrous news of the world. We have a routine at our house. I put on my boots (this time of year), button my down jacket over … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME

Once upon a time there were a bunch of hobgoblins who created a mirror where every good and pretty thing that was reflected seemed ugly. Landscapes became hideous and people appeared distorted. And the goblins were so delirious with their … Continue reading

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SNOW GEESE IN MY LIFE

“It was the Snow Goose that I really had in mind when I designated us the Snowbirds-redux. Just the fact that the species has a mystic tie to the Aurora Borealis (which I long to experience now that we are … Continue reading

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DOLDRUM ADDENDUM

Okay. It’s not the recovering cold.  It’s not the winter blues. It’s not a personal psychological trauma. It’s . . . . . . . . . . .  WRITER’S BLOCK. And, yes indeed, it might have been prompted by … Continue reading

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