Monthly Archives: April 2011

My Bed’s Secrets: Don’t Tell My Mother

My shopping experience changed, relocating from the suburbs to a rural, agricultural community. The closest Galleria Mall excluded the fine department stores, I was used to. And it wasn’t until I was settled here for some years, that a Macy’s … Continue reading

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Holding Back

One of the lessons in my personal essay course was not to write about people you don’t want to write about, because the reader can tell your holding back. I have people I don’t write about and at first, when … Continue reading

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Writer’s Wanted!

I don’t mean to sound like a snob, but this class isn’t what I thought it would be. I’m highly disappointed. I registered in hope of bringing my writing to the next level, finding out about publishing while collaborating with … Continue reading

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Hope

I’m an hour and fifteen minutes Northwest of Midtown Manhattan, instead of thirty-five minutes from the east, yet, I find reason to travel more into the city now than ever before. Isolated as I am in the land of unemployment … Continue reading

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Too Much Edit?

I was rewriting a personal essay for my Master’s Writing Workshop. It is a story of financial survival that had a soft metaphor of personal health: physical and mental well-being embedded. I then extenuate this metaphor to be one of life … Continue reading

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Publishing: A New Adventure

Tomorrow is the start of my publishing workshop. Although I was an English major, in my undergraduate program we didn’t touch on the aspect of publishing. I received an email this morning asking the participants to bring with them 2 … Continue reading

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Now, it is Spring!

It has been three weeks since I began clearing the land to plant the garden, winter temperatures returned and with that snow, delaying an early planting. Now, with winter and it’s freezing temperatures behind us in the Lower Hudson Valley … Continue reading

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