October 2014 archive

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

When you read the title, A Picture is worth a Thousand Words, I bet most of you think of an award-winning photo. Maybe you think of the famous photo in Times Square with the sailor kissing the girl on V – J Day. Or, maybe it’s the little girl running naked and burned after the …

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Write Something

“You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” Jodi Picoult Creative writing is not the same as making a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. Once you put an ingredient in the pot, you can’t remove that item. The flavor changes with …

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Readers World: A Spartan inside Athens

Each independent bookstore has a personality. It’s what draws patrons back, and leaves memorable experiences that you come to expect with each visit. The box chain stores struggle to create such a personality. It’s not the fault, usually, of the employees as the major chains maintain a brand where one who visits any of their …

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My Little Girl

What follows is a well constructed memoir piece that looks at the interactions of two people…   After several years of marriage, Tim still did not have any children, even though he wished for them. One day at the Hacienda, a Mexican restaurant, Tim and I had a quick lunch. He had a chimichanga and …

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