Tag: Writing Your Life

Please take this survey

Please take this survey

Every now and then, it’s good to shake things up a bit and approach writing from a different vantage point. That’s what I’m doing this year with Writing Your Life classes and workshops, and I’d love your input. Please take a few minutes—I promise, it won’t take more than five minutes—to tell me if you’d like to participate in future…

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Spring Cleaning

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Spring Cleaning

Today marks the first day of Spring. For many of us, that means it’s an opportunity to start fresh, to throw open the windows and allow nature to clear out the cobwebs. Because I live in Florida, I’m fortunate to have my windows open most of the winter. Nevertheless, as a symbolic gesture, every time Spring rolls around I always…

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Pride

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Pride

All the little voices that keep us up at night never have anything nice to say. They’re always going on about how we could have done something differently, how (with 20-20 hindsight) we ought to have behaved better, how our little unkindnesses and mistakes will manifest trouble for us in the future. It’s monotonous and exhausting. So for a refreshing…

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Port of Call: Falmouth, Jamaica

Port of Call: Falmouth, Jamaica

Jamaica has long been a mainstay of Caribbean vacations as a year-round haven for sun and fun-seekers, filled with jungled mountains and waterfalls, beautiful sandy beaches, and notoriously friendly locals. The Port of Falmouth is on Jamaica’s North coast, slightly east of Montego Bay, and is a new addition to Royal Caribbean’s cruising itinerary. In 2011, the Port of Falmouth completed…

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Healing Arts: The Story of Survival

Healing Arts: The Story of Survival is an exhibition of works by people who participated in the Artist-In-Residence program at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando. The informative exhibition tells the story of diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship by celebrating health, healing, and the therapeutic power of art. In March 2011, MD Anderson implemented an artist in residence program to use the various…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, so today we’re going to write about that marvelous day of romance and all-around caring. In its origins, the day supposedly honored Valentinus, a martyr in Roman times who was imprisoned and executed for performing weddings for soldiers not allowed to marry and for helping the Christians. It was author Geoffrey Chaucer who associated St. Valentine’s…

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Bringing Your Ancestors to Life

Bringing Your Ancestors to Life

In the last month, I’ve had the great pleasure of spending time with genealogists in Flagler County, The Villages, and Sarasota. Many of them have been researching family history for thirty years or more; one woman dedicated much of the last sixty years to discovering branches of her family tree. That’s a lot of names, dates, and places, but it…

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