Category Archives: Writing about writing

Anyone can write poetry

I want to write. When I write well and that magic thing happens, that long silky ribbon of of words that surprises even me, my soul sighs, profoundly content. It is like the winter yearning of my friend Aula to get … Continue reading

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Black and White

Back when Robbo and I were new parents, I used to host poetry parties.  I believed life was more than work, food, and sleep, and that our souls needed to be fed on poetry in the company of good friends. … Continue reading

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Much Ado about Lost Tools of Writing

The classical writing program, The Lost Tools of Writing, is teaching me to write. I have studied it on my own and I have been attending a class. I have watched my son wrestle with the classical writing skills in … Continue reading

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The Joy Dare

It’s embarrassing. A drive through two years of blog posts uncovers a pattern of depression and anxiety in the late fall and winter.  If I have joy in the sunlight and new growth of spring and summer, it all shrivels … Continue reading

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Lessons from Summer

This is what I learned this summer: That breaks really make a difference. Relax the rubber band or it will lose the stretch that makes it so good at what it does. That exercise feels sooo good when it is … Continue reading

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What the best dressed are wearing

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.  ~Norbet Platt Well, I haven’t been writing in my journal but I have … Continue reading

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Writing Letters

Attention, my two readers! Letters from Heart’s Content has been brought under new management. (That’s still me.)  I am making some changes around here and blogging is a part of it.  I have kept a journal since I was 14 … Continue reading

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The Practical Tutor, Part I

I spend too much time at my computer.  This week I finally got around to paying the bills, a week late, somehow missing punitive fees.  Whew! Half the payments went into envelopes, half were paid online. As I finished up … Continue reading

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Dinner Conversation

All done. No more. I quit. The vacuous, barbarian, stoopid comments that drool out of my family’s mouths at the dinner table have to go. At the end of the day I lack the creativity to start and guide good … Continue reading

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Verses from a Vermont Hilltop

I found a book of poetry on the coffee table at the Ears, Nose and Throat office in Springfield, and borrowed it. Unless urgency insists I carry something to the house when I arrive at home, some items can get … Continue reading

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