Posts made in February, 2016

A poem from the current issue from David Hufford

A poem from the current issue from David Hufford

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain With the above in mind, we share a poem from the current issue of Fine Lines by David Hufford.  “After all,” as David states below, “our lives get tangled up in the processes of living.” Share...

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Journey On

Journey On

From the Journal Friday As the mist begins to clear Wander in Discover What you can really see Gaze upon the skies – and wonder Sit – make time to dream It all fits together Then dance In a field of purple Reflect Examine the newness of each moment Reach Then reach some more Never ending trails With amazing new beginnings Journey on  – Julian Adair Share...

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Writers and Other Liars

Writers and Other Liars

This is a #TBT. Originally Published October of 2010. Writers and Other Liars By Deb Carpenter-Nolting I was five, and I knew how to write. I stood in the living room, fondling two new red pencils. “There should be one pencil for everyone. Did you take an extra pencil?” my mother called from the kitchen. “No, I just have one,” I answered, as I quickly hid the other one behind my back. When she entered the living room, I extended the one pencil for her inspection, while keeping the other behind my back. “Are you lying to me?” “No, Mommy.” “I know you are lying,” she said in a hurt voice, taking the culprit hand from its hiding. The evidence was right there, a second red pencil clutched in my naughty writer’s hand. Her voice sounded different. I caught the disappointment in it. The pencil wasn’t an expensive item. It wasn’t so important that I had taken an extra one. The issue was I had knowingly lied. I felt so guilty that I disappointed my mom, the truest and best person I’d ever known. I’ve tried very hard to never lie again, and for the most part I’ve succeeded, but there’s just something about a shiny new red pencil that still beckons me to lick the lead and be wicked.   Share...

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Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.

Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird made a huge impact on readers and writers across America and across the world.  The following are a few links about Lee’s death and impact: Harper Lee, Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Dies at 89 (from the New York Times) Why Does ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Still Have Such An Impact? (from WBUR in Boston) The Big Read: To Kill a Mockingbird (National Endowment for the Arts) 32 Profound Harper Lee Quotes We’ll Never Forget (BuzzFeed) “Love–In Other Words” by Harper Lee (Vogue April 15 1961, pp64-65) AFI’s 100 Years . . . 100 Heroes & Villains: #1 Hero – Atticus Finch: Share...

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