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Not My HIStory

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Inspired by our trip to Memphis and a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum Not My HIStory by Suhaiba Neill I stood where Martin stood And tried to imagine Having the strength To peacefully lead A divided nation To the promise land It took my breath away I sat where Rosa sat And tried to imagine Being so tired […]

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To Share Or Not To Share

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As a writer, believe it or not, more often than not, I’m reluctant to share my words. This is mostly out of fear that they’re not quite good enough, or not quite ready for anyone else’s eyes. Ask almost any writer you know and I’ll bet they’ll tell you that most of what they put out into the world rarely […]

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No Changing The Station

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My daughter will turn 11 in a few months, which means I lost control of the radio in my car about a decade ago. First it was the Baby Einstein cds, then we moved on to the Backyardigans, and from there to Hannah Montana (that was a painful period). Next came Justin Beiber, which finally (and thankfully)  lead us into […]

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No Explanation Needed

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To My Future Husband I have yet to hear you speak my name And still I miss you I have yet to gaze into your eyes And still I miss you I have yet to feel your touch And still I miss you I have yet to hold you close and breathe you in And still I miss you I […]

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Just Breathe

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This one is in honor of National Poetry Month, but mostly because I need to remind myself to just breathe. Be still Really still, and fully Engaged in this moment As you inhale, be Thankful for each breathe His greatest gift of all, and Exhale knowing that the cycle will begin again With every breath we have the opportunity To be […]

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33 Days – 3 Take Aways

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While I prefer to read non-fiction during the day when my brain can still absorb new information (nighttime reading for me is to detach and unwind), after hearing Panache Desai speak at a Random House Open House event, I decided to give his book Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33 Day Path To Purpose, Passion & Joy a shot. I […]

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The Upside Of Being A Writer

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Last fall, I was smart enough to attend the SCBWI Eastern Pa Fall Fest, a two-day event focusing solely on writing for children. Day one was filled with keynote speakers (Bryan Collier’s words completely changed my outlook on why I write, but that’s another article for another time) and workshops to help advance us all in the craft of writing for […]

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Countdown to 2015

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  The past few months have brought with them some positive changes in both my personal and professional life, so rather than make a new set of resolutions (which would most likely be a repeat of the past few years anyway), I have decided to continue with  my forward momentum into 2015 instead. I will not allow my fear of […]

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Failure of Courage

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  Yesterday I was able to sit with my morning cup of tea and watch Super Soul Sunday as it aired (a rare treat). The guest was Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, so I was particularly interested in hearing what a fellow writer had to say about following her calling. It wasn’t very far into […]

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Clean Breaks

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Clean break – I’ve heard the phrase several times over the past few weeks. Once in my own head and twice from the mouths of two very respected colleagues, which got me to thinking – is there really such a thing? It is truly possible to make a clean break? After some thought, I’m beginning to believe that the answer […]

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