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My Wordsmithing · 5d ago

A Touch Of Nostalgia

As much as it pains me to admit this, I suspect that in some ways I am much like others at my stage of life. If you read or watch the news or listen to the conversations of Baby Boomers arou...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

Dreamers and Doers

I suppose I’ve always been a dreamer. Growing up, my dreams were my escape from the less than pleasant reality around me. Those dreams, fantasies really, served as a coping mechanism to help...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

Exploring The Depths

As most of us know, life is not always sunshine and roses (or milk and honey or whichever trite cliché you want to insert). Sometimes, things get rough, go badly, take a wrong turn, often be...
My Wordsmithing · 3W ago

From The Mouths Of Babes?

Inspiration comes in many forms and travels many different paths. As I’ve mentioned before, I sometimes find it in things I see, places I go, and, in this case, things I hear. One day at bre...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Busy With Little To Show?

It has been a while since my last post on these virtual pages. (Too long or not long enough? You decide.) There are any number of reasons and excuses for that. The first and most general rea...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

Carpe Lyric! Seize the Song!

I suspect it is safe to say that no two writers (whether they be novelists, poets, songwriters, etc.) take exactly the same approach to writing. Heck, even I don’t always take the same appro...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

Writing My Truth

My sister and I grew up with a single mother. She worked as a cocktail waitress, which meant that she wasn’t home most nights. When our mother was working, my sister and I would stay with an...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

Inspired By Events

Last week, the family and I ventured up to the Sun Valley area for the 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival. For anyone who loves movies beyond the latest overpriced, overproduced, over special eff...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

In These Times

We live in a divisive time. The left blames it on the right. The right blames it on the left. Christians blame it on Muslims and vice versa. On and on it goes. I don’t know whether we are mo...
My Wordsmithing · 3M ago

Revising Inspiration

Earlier this month, I shared a lyrical effort inspired by two of the all-time great songwriters, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. I was really happy with what came out. However, when the time...