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Lessons in Minimalism

Saturday was a day filled with snow and biting cold wind, and so after a few excursions into the snowy hills with puppy Leo and an adventure out to do some shopping (okay, mostly to get away from the house, because I work from home and sometimes I need a change of scenery), hubby and I curled up and watched… 438 more words

Denise D. Young

A Window into My World

It’s turning out not to be the best of days for insightful blogging. We’re having new windows installed (much-needed, too, as the cold days of winter grip us!), so my house is a flurry of activity. 195 more words

Denise D. Young

A Journey into the Writer’s Heart

The swirl and color of autumn leaves. The first flowers peeking their heads through the still-cold earth in spring. Lying in the grass on a warm summer night, staring at the stars or the full moon’s silver orb. 462 more words

Denise D. Young

Merry Yule: 2016 Year in Review

In the Pagan tradition I walk, Yule, or the winter solstice, is all about rebirth. It’s a turning point, much as New Year’s Eve marks a turning. 653 more words

Denise D. Young

When well-intentioned writing advice goes bad...

While studying creative writing in undergraduate and grad school, I participated in countless writing workshops. I’ve been a member of critique groups and read countless writing books. 938 more words

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The Whisper of Stories

I am a true night owl, and that’s when my stories come whispering in my ear. I wrote last time about cultivating stillness in a world consumed by motion… 404 more words

Denise D. Young

The Season of Stillness

The sky is a sea of gray clouds, sun fighting to peek through. The sun sets early, streaks of orange and pink a reminder of summer fire. 739 more words

Denise D. Young