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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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Sorry You Don’t Understand!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela I know I have blogged about this issue with LinkedIn before. And I apologize in advance for bringing it up once more. Being frustrated and … Continue reading

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Hey! That’s My Story!

“I write fiction to tell the truth.” Pam Houston Last month on May 28 the world said goodbye to a great poet, a great writer, a great human being, an activist, a mentor and a phenomenal woman. Dr. Maya Angelou. … Continue reading

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I Have Learned Less About Writing

“I have learned less about writing and received less encouragement from English instructors than I have from reading or listening to a working artist relate how a single creation- poem, play, short story, novel- was brought to life and to … Continue reading

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Silent Screams

“Mom I put the book back in the library. Sorry I couldn’t read past the first few pages. It’s such a bad book.” “You don’t have to apologize,” I said and thought about the book. The book she referred to … Continue reading

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Did You Drink Coffee Today?

I think one of the vices that I have is drinking coffee. I try not to overdo it since I am not allowed to exceed three cups a day (doctor’s orders). According to my cardiologist, espresso and Arabic coffee are … Continue reading

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I Dream Of Moments

Elaine Maxwell wrote: “Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force.” I remember when my kids were younger and I was teaching full time all I dreamed about and wished for … Continue reading

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