The Tao of Writing

According to legends, Laozi leaves China on his water buffalo. Renard, (2002), p. 16 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A personal confession. I love the Tao te Ching, by Lao Tzu. It isn’t just about the abstract ‘life’, it is about life. As in learning, walking, martial arts, music, and writing. Yes, writing. Here are four examples […]

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A Day for Little People

English: The Red-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) found in eastern Australia. Fran├žais : Litoria chloris, une grenouille arboricole de l’est australien. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I think tomorrow will be a day for small people. This morning my retriever was staring at the squirrel tree and I rescued a tiny frog from a horse water bucket. […]

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A Sunshine Award Recipient (with a haiku, too)

The haiku… A Sunshine Award Courtesy H. J. Lockman Good for one haiku Seriously though. H. J. Lockman, like most of you, is a writer who follows my blog. He considers himself a “hopeful future writer” and what writer (even the published one) doesn’t feel that way sometimes? Thank you, Lockman, for finding my blog […]

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elemental flight (poem)

from Karina Meneghini on Pintrest This is in response to a poem by MesAyah on WordPress elemental flight having gone too far, the wings pierce sunshine, disappearing into a dandelion that rests in the still pool which curves across the sky as it waits to rejoin the sea; and pinioned shepherds of fleecy clouds shade […]

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The Kissing Mantis Philosophy (poem)

I looked at space pictures the other day and saw a picture of a galaxy. I’ve seen similar pictures many times but yesterday I researched the praying mantis for my book and the two images came together. ┬áPart of the magic of writing is when two unalike ‘stuffs’ come together in a new way. This […]

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Biting the bullet

Culled paper (Photo credit: Dvortygirl) After two days of hemming and hawing I decided to rewrite this chapter from scratch, too. Technically, it isn’t from scratch. When I rewrite a chapter in this draft, I reuse the summary and incorporate new notes then fill in the gaps. But most the words I keep are new. […]

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