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#Write30 – #235ForLife

This is the product of a few days of writing time. It was the last Occasional Paper I did for my students graduating in 2016, and it came out more poemy than papery. If I was trying to write a … Continue reading

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#Write30 June 7 – Celebrating and Remembering

Continuing on yesterday’s topic – writing about a moment when you recognized the magnitude or reality of a loss. Today is the third anniversary of my mother’s death. Death? Passing? Passing sounds nicer, doesn’t it. Makes the passing sound easy. … Continue reading

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#Write30 – June 6: Emancipation

Today’s #Write30 topic comes from Crafting the Personal Essay. The prompt focuses on loss – not exactly the loss itself, or the moment where you get the news, but the moment when you realize the impact. It seemed like my … Continue reading

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#Write30 June 5: Exploring gestures in longhand

Just a freewrite, but it was nice to remember gestures that remind me of Mom and Dad.

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#Write30 June 3 – Beachwalk Notes from a Week in May 2012

I knew when I put my pajamas on at 8:30 on Friday that I was probably going to fall asleep before writing or revisiting anything. And I was right.  But I don’t want to skip the project I started that … Continue reading

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#Write30 June 2: I See You Everywhere

This is from a few more torn out pages from an old journal. I think it was part dream, part real. I was tying my sneaker on the Lavallette boardwalk one sort of misty morning before taking a walk, and … Continue reading

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#Write30 June 1 Westfalia

Today I wrote some about magic, earlier and mostly in my head. But What I want to do now is clear out this pile of pages I have torn out of years old journals and thought worth saving. This is … Continue reading

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Universal Mystic

I wrote this about someone a bunch of years ago. I was practicing writing about people other than myself. It was about a real person. Or at least it was my real take on him. Now as I read it, … Continue reading

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Repurposing the Bricks

One of the positive things that came out of Superstorm Sandy for me, is a new ease in letting go of things. (Ok, maybe ease is not the right word. I mean, if you look around my classroom, most of … Continue reading

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(titles)

One spring day last year, a friend and I were quixotically tossing around titles for a book we would someday write together. Choose Truth was an option, but it sounded too much like a command. I’m not much for telling … Continue reading

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