Monthly Archives: December 2016

For the Week of January 1st: Step-by-Step, 201

The hard part is the moving, but maybe staying can be harder. (Constance Woolson to Henry James, In The Master, by Colm Toíbín) For the past week, I’ve been consulting dictionaries, thesauruses, poetry and books in hopes of finding the … Continue reading

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December 25, 2016: Season’s Greetings

Dear Readers, I wish you each the warmth and blessings of this holiday season.  Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah. Thank you to all who follow this blog.  Weekly posts resume on December 31, 2016. Warmest wishes, Sharon Bray

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For the Week of December 18, 2016: Writing Your Holiday Memories

Last week, my monthly women’s writing group met for an early holiday potluck.  Before we shared the celebratory meal, we made time to write, first reading an excerpt from Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales: …Always on Christmas night … Continue reading

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For the Week of December 11, 2016: The Comfort in Dark Mornings

You look over all that the darkness ripples across. More than has ever been found comforts you. You open your eyes in a vault that unlocks as fast and as far as your thought can run. A great snug wall … Continue reading

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For the Week of December 4, 2016: Where Has the Time Gone?

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying… (From: “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, by Robert Herrick,  1591 – 1674) “Gosh, it’s December already!  Where has the time … Continue reading

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