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For the Week of November 29, 2015: Border Crossings

The only true borders lie between day and night, between life and death, between hope and loss.
–Erin Hunter, author

Time expanded in this past week as my husband and I found ourselves crossing the international date line.  833 more words

Expressive Writing

For the Week of November 22, 2015: Thanksgiving: A Time of Remembrance

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live.

The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. 1,175 more words

Expressive Writing

For the Week of November 15, 2015: Beyond Words

… what we loved dissolving in the skies,
Dear hands and feet and laughter-lighted face
And silk that hinted at the body’s grace.

(From:  “Aldershot Crematorium” by John Betjeman.  709 more words

Expressive Writing

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Write Through Trauma

Students come to my classes afraid. They arrive because of the title and they want to leave because of the title. I understand. Really. I did years of talk therapy before I realized that dredging up painful memories was serving to keep the memories fresh rather than aid me in releasing them… 401 more words



Writers are often asked what inspires them to write. I want to share two very different sources of inspiration; the first from Canadian writer Carol Shields’ short story, ‘Scenes’. 596 more words

Expressive Writing

For the Week of November 8, 2015: Friends: They're Good For Us

A friend is someone who likes you.
It can be a boy…
It can be a girl…

These are the opening pages to Joan Walsh Anglund’s beloved little book,  856 more words

Expressive Writing

Persephone and Hades

An erotic, sex-positive retelling of the Persephone myth finds the young heroine coming into sexual maturity in her first encounter with Hades, Lord of the Underworld.  316 more words

Creative Writing