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Tag: Patricia Charpentier

Norma Beasley is cruisin’ with us

I am a West Virginia native, the great granddaughter of a slave and a Cherokee Indian. Having lost both parents by the age of three, my grandparents raised me. There are no siblings. After earning an M.F.A. in art from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, my career transitioned into textbook publishing, then continued into the digital publishing environment. I’m an avid…

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Photo memories

Call to mind a photograph of you as a child that is familiar to you. It may be one that hung on the wall of your home throughout your growing up years or possibly, an image of your young self you’ve recently seen for the first time. How old are you in the photograph?  What…

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Lesson in love

Today, let’s write about love. Who is it or was it in your life who taught you the most about love?  What did they teach you?  How did they teach you about love?  Pay attention to the first name or image that pops into your mind. It might not be who you expect, but don’t…

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Sense Memory

We rely on our senses—sound, sight, touch, smell and taste—every minute of every day to navigate our lives, but those senses can also be a vehicle that takes us back to long ago times and places. Think about the “taste” of your childhood. What were the foods that defined your early years? What were the…

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