“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings” ― John Gillespie Magee Jr. Related articles The Hight Flight of John Gillespie (staypoetic.com) High Flight (seanjreeves.wordpress.com)
Like so many, I have always struggled with the concept of family and that historical bond that is said to connect people together and give them some sense of pride and bonding. Yet in my own history I’ve seen blood family have little more to do with each other than passing strangers or childhood friends,… Continue reading Kindred connections
“Ohhh she’s so nice!” “She’s the nicest person I know.” “She has a perfect life.” These things are never said about me. That’s because I gave up being fake about who I really am and started loving the real me. I am not always nice, sometimes it happens. But I am known for being fair, honest,… Continue reading Be Real, Not Nice! End Fake Nice!
This week’s writing challenge asks you to think deeply about the things you believe in. Tell us about those beliefs, write about how it makes you feel, or tell us a story about believing in something. Don’t forget to post it on your blog or your Facebook and post the link here in the comment… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – I believe in…
This week’s challenge is to tackle the power of feeling totally helpless. Write about it, feel the emotions that come with it, and let it free. Don’t forget to post it on your blog or your Facebook and post the link here in the comment section. You can also post your links on our Facebook… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – Helpless
“I don’t know where people got the idea that characters in books are supposed to be likable. Books are not in the business of creating merely likeable characters with whom you can have some simple identification with. Books are in the business of creating great stories that make you’re brain go ahhbdgbdmerhbergurhbudgerbudbaaarr.” ― John Green Character creations… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – Colorful Characters
Have you ever just had enough and want to quit? Left a job, left a relationship, left a city, or quit putting up with something? This week’s challenge is to write about that experience. Write a resignation letter, or a Dear John, anything you choose! Don’t forget to post it on your blog or your… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – I quit!
As a writer I have many inspiration cues. A smell, a color, a photo from the past can all be a good launching place to write from. But today I want you to think about music as your guide. Let it flow and take you somewhere else today as you dance with your fingertips and… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Music
Throughout the blogosphere blogs are writing about New Year’s Resolutions that people will and will not make stick. There are articles about how people are not making resolutions, diets that people will read and tell themselves they will try, and by the end of the year a long list of things that others wish they… Continue reading 5 things I can and will do better in 2015
January 1st.. New Years… the day when just about everyone has a list of things they would do differently this year. Perhaps they will be more organized, stop smoking, or plan to bring their lunch to work more often. Some like myself will drag themselves to the gym in hopes that they will eventually learn… Continue reading 525,600 chances
I’m not always easy, in fact I am a difficult pain in the ass. But it is who I am and something I am completely at peace with being. I see things in black and white sometimes. Not because I am a hard-ass and just want things my way, but because it is my coping… Continue reading Thoughts on Growing Up.
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” ― Jess C. Scott, The Intern I hope that all of you can say that you love someone. Not just relationships, but loves that are special, kind, and purely wonderful for the… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge – I love you because…
Why Blog anyways? There are so many reasons that people are choosing to become bloggers. There are just as many types of blogs out there as there are bloggers. From the Mommy bloggers to the Photo journalists, everyone is looking to carve out a place on the internet as their own. Blogging can be a… Continue reading Ready to start a blog?
Have an extra special piece that you think is awesome and want to share it? This week I am looking for a few people willing to share their creative talents and be our featured Guest Bloggers. Articles must be 100 percent unique and well-written in English. The word count should fall between 500 to 1000 words.… Continue reading Guest Bloggers Wanted.
The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris My rating: 5 of 5 stars Beautifully written, The Pieces We Keep is a moving novel about generations of powerful stories that can’t be held down by time. Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes’s grief over her husband’s untimely death. Eager for a fresh… Continue reading Firefly Book Review- The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris