where the mind goes #SocialMediaMonday #Poetry #Inspiration

Where the mind goes when you’re making lunch and the salad crunch with the cruton and the neutron and the plasma and my asthma and miasma


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SPRING/SUMMER 2022 EDITION OF MAGNETS AND LADDERS #SocialMediaMonday #magazines #Inspiration

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Magnets and Ladders is an online magazine produced twice a year by Behind Our Eyes, a writers’ organization to which I belong. I’m pleased to announce that a memoir, book review, and short story of mine have been published in this issue. You may find work by other authors you recognize. So, snuggle into your preferred reading area with your favorite beverage and enjoy some great fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and more.



Yartzeit *anniversary of a loved one’s death* #SocialMediaMonday#Poetry #Inspiration

Here’s something from fellow poet Joan Myles that tugged at my heart. I’m planning to read her latest collection, One Goes to the Sea, and review it here sometime this month. So, please stay tuned. Meanwhile, here’s a poem she wrote as a tribute to her mother, who passed several years ago.

my glass of wine sanctifies time
but can’t bring you back
again I open the window
as a sign for both of us


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8 Reasons I Love Writing #SocialMediaMonday #Reblogs #Inspiration

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just about loving a person. It can also be about loving what you do. In today’s shared post, fellow blogger Empish Thomas gives her reasons why she loves writing. Enjoy, and if you’re an author, please feel free to share your own reasons why you love to write.


I have been a writer for several years and despite the ups and downs of my life I still love it. This has included death of friends and family, becoming disabled, various job changes and now a pandemic. I am still writing and loving it. And this is the thing. If you don’t love what you do it will show and people will see it. Why put all the work and effort into something you don’t have a deep love or passion for? So, as it is with my writing, I love what I do and here’s why.


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I’m pleased to announce that some of my work, including an excerpt from my latest book, appears in this wonderful magazine. So, while recuperating from Christmas, I hope you’ll take some time to read some great fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and peruse advertisements for some awesome businesses. Enjoy!


Hello everyone, happy holidays, and welcome to another incredible edition of the Writer’s Grapevine.

How do I know it’s incredible? Because it’s filled with “incredible” contributors. But the proof is, as they say, “in the pudding.” Or, in this case, on the page. So grab your favorite drink, snuggle down into your most comfortable reading nest, and ready yourself for some great discoveries.


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