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Retreat. Renewal. Risotto.

In the last few years I’ve had a new yearning to travel alone.  Specifically, I’ve been daydreaming (for years) about taking a yoga / meditation / writing retreat up at Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island.  Every time they host a retreat or a conference that would be

Retreat. Renewal. Risotto.
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2010 in Haiku

sun up, summit, self found home in homes near and far heart is wide open

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Telling True Stories

Dear Melissa, There are a few of us who for whatever reason feel compelled to write and share our stories.  To the outsider, it might seem narcissistic… or vain… or any number of other insults that we think our stories are worth sharing.  I can’t speak

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What do you want to write about? Burning out yet another clutch, falling in love, raising a son? Whatever is it, it has been said before. Your challenge is to find a new way to say an old thing. For that, you need your wonderful voice and those cranky, eccentric

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Lazy Self-Indulgent Book Reviews: Angel From Montgomery, John Prine

Lazy Self-Indulgent Book Reviews: Angel From Montgomery, John Prine lazybookreviews: I was at my cousin’s concert last night. Blah, blah, Christmas songs, who cares. No, no, they were all super talented. But we were there for Anna. Anna’s turn. LazyBookReviews is the most read-out-loud-to-whoever-is-around, “Gawd, I wish

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And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. Sylvia Plath (via starrlitlove)