writing

The Grace of Influence

    When Giving Is All We Have by Alberto Ríos            One river gives                                              Its journey to the next.   We give because someone gave to us. We give because nobody gave to us.   We give because giving has changed us. We give because giving could have changed us.   We have […]

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Jolly melancholy

In spite of the name on the window, this cafe makes me sad.     Laptop and thesaurus in hand, I had stopped by Jolly’s in northern Michigan the other day and found the door locked, the tables gone, and a sign on the door saying thanks for three great years.   Jolly’s Cafe is […]

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Happy to be the biggest fool

  I was stepping out the door into a thunderstorm with a shoebox of poems when my husband asked where I was going.   “An errand for my blog,” I said.   He looked at the weather and looked at the poems bundled in a protective garbage bag and said, “Sometimes I think you’re a […]

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Postcard from Hemingway country

I had dinner the other night with an Englishman who couldn’t grasp the idea of blogging.  How do you make money? he asked me, and when I told him the blog doesn’t pay, he offered several suggestions to spruce up my “business” and start bringing in the big bucks.   There may be no paycheck, […]

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