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Five A.M. In My Studio

I showed up, but not my muse – pen and paper, just a ruse. What to do when words don’t come, sit and stare, is all I’ve done. Thoughts skip in then disappear, no ideas, nothing here but sun beams … Continue reading

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Google Doesn’t Do It For Me

Not quite the same as standing up from my desk, reaching to the top shelf of my book-case, searching for the worn green cover, ‘The New Roget’s Thesaurus Revised Edition. Essential for Home, school, office.’ An old friend always there, … Continue reading

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Literary Writers

Literary Writers write other people’s words, use successful people’s names, recall famous people’s opinions. In other words, to be considered a writer one must parrot well what has already been written to somehow prove one is well read, clever and … Continue reading

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Layers

“… as we travel again between life and death, Waking and dream, blinking, while layers within layers, None better, none worse, unravel and knit up before us . . .” ~Jay Woodman

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Whatever Happened to Honest Debate

Honest debate used to be making points to substantiate my perspective, then listening as you argue yours. Now debate feels more like war – attack, retreat, attack with more deadly words and weapons of past mistakes until points disappear and … Continue reading

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Mainstream

  Where is the mainstream? Do any people really live there? ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Reciprocity

There is one word that may serve as a rule for all one’s life: Reciprocity. ~Confucius~ Reciprocity – the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit.  Wikipedia

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From My Serene Spot In The Woods

I send out love to my world healing for those we have wronged, peace for those who know only war and hate, strength for those who are weak and restitution for those who have lost all they valued. Lord help … Continue reading

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Never Assume

“Never ASSUME, because when you ASSUME, you make an ASS of U and ME.” ~Jerry Belson who says he heard it used years ago by a teacher in a typewriter repair class. Wikipedia

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Looking Or Seeing

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Listen For Wisdom

The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. ~Ecclesiastes  

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Feeling Antsy

Feeling antsy, unsettled, a little down. Too much sugar probably and fretting over family stuff. I know I do not have the power to change any of it. It is what it is and we are who we are. I … Continue reading

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Gossip

Gossip, unlike river water, flows both ways. ~ Michael Korda

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Stepping Over The Line

If I step over the line from witty to mean, from sarcastic to cruel, or even obscene. Tell me. If my thoughts wander wide from knowledge to pride, from wisdom to obsession or even repression. Tell me. We know where … Continue reading

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Writing

Writing is self-indulgent, she said. I smiled, but thought, “So is eating but we have to do it.” Maybe she doesn’t but writing to me is as necessary as eating. ©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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