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Starting from Scratch

Evolved primates possess unique prisms

Lending credence to creationism

Here is an empirical example

The blank page on my screen is now ample

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More than Something to Drink

I agree with Pat Conroy who said the four most beautiful words in the English language are, “Tell me a story.” Tonight’s drop-in at the Kershaw County Library verified Conroy’s assertion and my belief. 649 more words


Inspiration Two?

Sometimes a thesaurus works. Sometimes free writing helps. Sometimes reading someone else’s work helps a writer find inspiration. Glenn North, Kansas City Poet supplied that inspiration yesterday at a reading on the campus of a community college that must remain unnamed. 86 more words

Installment Plan Poetry Marathon, Week 8

You may be familiar with my Poetry Marathons – I’ve done them since winter, 2015. I take a week, several times a year, and devote it to poetry – writing, editing, all poetry-related activities.

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One Word

Interesting how one thing, one word, can be beautiful, lyrically exciting, frustratingly incomprehensible, and down-right insulting, but never all at once.

A man can have a slur in his voice, which makes people ask him to repeat for clarity and question his level of sobriety, or sanity. 81 more words

Writing Process

Perfectionism and the Cut Revision

Everyone who confesses to this fault, I suspect, is actually bragging. It’s the classic answer in a job interview. “What’s your greatest weakness?” “I’m a perfectionist.” I’m going to be contrary and confess that I’m not one. 458 more words