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Musical Memories

Musical Memories

This Week’s Writing Prompt

Eight 

That’s how many honkytonks are packed into just one block of Nashville, Tennessee’s iconic Honky Tonk Highway. Better known as Broadway, it’s a major thoroughfare in the downtown area of Nashville which includes Lower Broadway, an entertainment district renowned for honkytonks and live country music.  

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Springing Back to Life

Springing Back to Life

May Day celebrates the beauty of nature and life’s abundance. The dormant seeds of winter we wrote about several weeks ago are now emerging from the soil and bursting into new life. The renewal of what was considered dead is a pervasive springtime theme that manifests itself in vernal celebrations like Easter, Passover, and May Day.  How do you celebrate…

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You’ve Got the Look

You’ve Got the Look

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of my redesigned website for months. Today, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, impatient to tear off the paper and show off my favorite new outfit to everyone. Did you have a favorite outfit or article of clothing as a child? Were you known for this look? Amanda shared a story with…

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Memories of Marriage

Memories of Marriage

In 1975, I was in my friend Gena’s wedding, serving as one of thirteen bridesmaids paired with thirteen groomsmen. We girls were all decked out in poufy mauve and green flowered dresses and big floppy hats. You gotta love the seventies! I’ll never forget the fashion statement we made that day! Amanda recalled a moment in her garden wedding where…

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Wonder Women

Wonder Women

The women in our lives don’t have to be history-making trailblazers for us to appreciate the powerfulforce they’ve been in our lives. Think of a woman you know who has inspired you. It might be a wife, mom, relative, friend, or coworker. Now, recall a story about her that reflects that spark. As you write, consider: What was she like? What…

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