Monthly Archives: December 2013

Poetry Under a Tree and Shocking Me

The best poetry doesn’t have to be written under a tree.  It doesn’t have to shock through graphic violence or sex.  It can shock through a sigh.  Take the poem “The Cucumber” by Philip Nazim Hikmet: The snow is knee-deep … Continue reading

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Expectation vs. Reality in Writing

http://humormadness.com/expectations-vs-reality-29-photos/2/ 500 Days of Summer (2009), Dir. Mark Webb, starring Joseph Gordan-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel In life, we have expectations every day.  For optimists, they’re positive: they expect a productive day at work, compassion from their significant others, and that … Continue reading

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NPR’s Recommended Books of 2013 This is a really cool, interactive “list,” if you will, of books that NPR thought to be the best of 2013.  I highly recommend checking it out.

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Can we be inspired by social networking?

I’m a social-networker.  Scratch that.  I’m just a Facebooker.  I must check Facebook at least ten times a day.  I’m one of those people for whom Facebook may be replacing my social life, but that’s a post for another time, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Writing Prompts These Thanksgiving writing prompts come from blogger Bryan Cohen.  Check ’em out!

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