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From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dory-Stein | Memoir Review

What if you woke up one day, living with a family member who had changed into an entirely different person? What if she were an older sibling you had always admired and strived to be like? And what if you were an insecure preteen when it all started? What would that do to your life?

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man

  Recent media focus has been on our government's inhumane treatment of asylum seekers. As individuals, we must rise above such actions. Historical Note About the Phrase, "Man's Inhumanity to Man" In 1784, Robert Burns wrote the poem, Man was made to Mourn: A Dirge: History records the possibility that Burns reworded a similar quote from a … Continue reading Man’s Inhumanity to Man

News Bites: Writing, Books, and Tech Stuff

An incredible news dump consistently comes at us via TV broadcasts, the Internet, radio, social media, and in overheard conversations in restaurants or on the bus or train. Every now and then why not focus on news relating to things we enjoy. Like writing, music, reading, technology and more. Here are a few articles for … Continue reading News Bites: Writing, Books, and Tech Stuff

Casting the Spotlight on The Dan Diaries by D.D. Marx (including Guest Post and Giveaway)

With my recent interest in writing fiction as well as nonfiction, I may from time to time post reviews of fiction works and guest posts from fiction writers. Today represents the first of these posts. I hope you enjoy it. Today I'm pleased to spotlight The Dan Diaries, the fourth book in The Beyond Series by … Continue reading Casting the Spotlight on The Dan Diaries by D.D. Marx (including Guest Post and Giveaway)

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Chronic Illness and the Writer: A Series (Part 3)

Today's post brings to a close this series. The first and second posts on chronic illness and the writer can be found here and here. The five remaining tips for coping with chronic illness and/or pain are shared below. As stated before, I'm not qualified to say these will work for everyone. I share them … Continue reading Chronic Illness and the Writer: A Series (Part 3)