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Stillness on All Hallows' Eve

Woke up this morning with a song singing in my head. It happens more often as I move toward retirement. Sometimes it’s a hymn. During the World Series it was “America the Beautiful” 84 more words

You Know It's Halloween, Right?

If it’s possible to miss the signs of Halloween – the chill in the air, red and yellow leaves crunching under your feet and the costume and fun-size candy ads that have clogged the airwaves since August, I’d still know the holiday’s upon us. 1,237 more words


Epilogue Cassidy Rides Again

I have a confession to make. I love nonsense. But you probably already knew that or figured it out by now. Here are two excerpts from pieces of nonsense that make a lot of sense to me. 561 more words


See You in a Month

Here we go! The month of insanity known as NaNoWriMo begins. That 30 day odyssey to write a 50,000 word novel completely within that little block of the calendar marked “November.” I have lived my story for the past few weeks, getting the characters and major events in my head. 281 more words


Writing About the Family: Family History, Secrets and Universal Truths in Creative Nonfiction

In the chapter ‘Writing the Family’ in the book ‘Tell it Slant’, editors Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola closely examines why writing about the family is a crucial aspect of Creative Nonfiction writing and how that originates in the writer’s mind and how he/she gives shape to it in the course of the writing process. 2,709 more words

Literary Musings

Forgetting to be Afraid

A staff pick at the Pittsburgh library. I keep seeing the author’s name, Wendy Davis, in the news though I don’t follow politics as closely as my husband. 627 more words


Today's Humor by Wendy Liebman

My husband wanted one of those big-screen TVs for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already.  Wendy Liebman