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Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

For the Discover challenge this week I chose to take apart a cliché that drives me nuts: The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. If this is conventional wisdom then you can color me unconventional. People are fickle … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – The Sound of Silence – 17 FEB 2014

THE CHALLENGE There are multiple ways of interacting with silence: purposefully leaving something unsaid, breaking the silence around a topic, or, quite simply, getting tongue-tied. For this week’s challenge, we want you to take the theme of silence and explore … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – 5 FEB 14

The Weekly Writing Challenge is coming at us with a different perspective this week, with the choice of four possible photo prompts as a jumping off origin. For the fourth week in a row I wanted to avoid everything in … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – Leave Your Shoes At The Door

This week, we’re asking you to consider things from a different point of view — to walk a mile in someone’s shoes. Leave your moccasins and bunny slippers at the door, and tell us a tale from a fully-immersed perspective … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – Lunch Posts

The Weekly Writing Challenge for the week of January 20, 2014 is about what we see during our lunch time moments. Over a ten year period in the 1950s and 1960s Frank O’Hara took notes about the lunch experiences he … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – Gonzo Journalism

The Weekly Writing Challenge for the week of January 13, 2013 is about something called Gonzo Journalism.  Gonzo Journalism differs from typical reporting in that Gonzo journalists renounce claims of objectivity, often place themselves in the story as a first-person narrator, … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – Ghosts of December 23rds Past

The December 23rd of the past I write of is December 23rd of 1996. That was the last time my family was whole. We were 84 days into the final 99 days of my younger brother’s short life. Prolonged mysterious … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – Collecting Details

The Weekly Writing Challenge asks us to draw inspiration from the unending small details of our life. I pulled mine form the experience of traveling back on an international flight from Belize following a week-long mission trip. THREE GLIMMERS AND … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – Moved By Music

The Weekly Writing Challenge for the week of November 4, 2013 was titled Moved By Music. I am a child of the 1980s and Eighties Music is something I still enjoy listening to today. When any of the songs from … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – Characters That Haunt You

Weekly Writing Challenge – Pick one of the characters that inhabit your brain. Today is that character’s birthday! They’re going to emerge from your head to appear in a new scene on your page or screen. The character I pulled from my … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – 7 October

We are trying to grow a bit in the Weekly Writing Challenge this week. I chose to make a Top Ten list. My subject is the ten television shows I am tuned in to now. Number Ten: Person of Interest … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge – 1000 words – 20th August

This is my first try with the Weekly Writing Challenge. I have read the instructions before, but usually have other ideas in the works. When i saw this one I thought it would be a good one to try. Basically … Continue reading

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