Category Archives: Ramblings

Fear and Freedom

Frank McCourt once said, in an interview with Writer’s Digest Magazine: “When I taught high school English and creative writing, I’d write two words on opposite sides of the chalkboard: Fear and Freedom. I’d tell the students that the first … Continue reading

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Happy Breathing!

I hadn’t realized how true Anton Chekhov was when he wrote:  “Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.”  For the past few months now, I am facing a crisis. The problem of the … Continue reading

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Aha!

Ronald B. Tobias wrote: “Ideas are like the wind; they have force, they have energy, but they rarely have much shape.”   Needless to say that as writers we are aware of the major elements of storytelling: plot, character, style, … Continue reading

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The Squirrel And I

Are you an optimist? Do you have a positive attitude towards life? Well I do, most of the time. In fact I am not only an optimist but an idealist too. I don’t say this with pride. No. An optimistic … Continue reading

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No One To Blame!

“Listen to the little voice in your head that tells you a particular contract is bad news. Trust your instinct to know when the situation is impossible or the person you are working with is unethical in some way.” I … Continue reading

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Living Life Backwards

I belong to the group of people who love books. Nothing brings me as much joy as receiving a book as a gift. Believe it or not, not even diamonds. That’s right, not even diamonds.   I love stationery, I … Continue reading

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My Heart Aches

This week we are saddened by the death of Robin Williams. A great loss for all of us and specially his family. My heart and prayers go out to them. It is so hard to lose a loved one. The … Continue reading

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