Yesterday I woke early for a zoom yoga class, yawning as I wiggled my toes awake on my navy blue mat and grateful for the wise words of my instructor…
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I am inspired by every piece of writing I hear in Shelter Workshops. Giving a prompt, writing (usually for just around 10 minutes), and then coming back…
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Don’t you think? A feeling, an experience, every year it is more than a word. Dark winter days are made more beautiful by the sound of rain, soft snow…
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Regardless of your religious traditions or beliefs, it’s hard not to be drawn in by the idea of God becoming man in the form of a small, fuzzy…
This week in one of my workshops we used random dictionary words for prompts. Glory used the word Revenant, and I have been thinking of that word ever…
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A workshop friend once told me he loved to hear my writing about Iowa. This surprised me because my Iowa writing feels so familiar and simple to me, as…
This week in my Shelter Writers Workshops I used a simple prompt for us, What if…? I was reminded how much churning is going on inside us all at any…
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You ask me with your eyes and when you feel safe, with your words am I okay? is this okay do you love me? and I must have forgotten in the drudge of the…
some small thoughts and poems
At some point in my childhood I had a poster of an Elephant teetering with all 4 fat legs on a striped beach ball. Underneath in some dramatic font were…
Prompt (verb): to move or induce to action, to occasion or incite; inspire. I remember the first time I was given a direct prompt that inspired a…
Last spring, before we knew exactly what was happening, the crushing unknown kept us awake at night. With our schedules cleared and our plans cancelled…
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