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Limited to free: Caterpillar to butterfly

Where does transformation come from? I have felt stuck in my life before, seemingly caught in a spiral that closes in upon itself. I’ve felt helpless, isolated, separate. I was truly there, feeling it, living it within my own head, my own body. As if I were shrouded in a limiting cocoon. But it was …

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Tolerance requires strength: Being gay in this world

What is it about gayness that creates such a reaction in some people? When I was in elementary school we had a gay male librarian. It was known that he was gay, even by us kids who really didn’t have much understanding of what that meant. I don’t remember anyone having any particular problem with …

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Our women’s group does it again: Being a part of something greater than ourselves

My women’s group never fails to amaze me. We are a group of diverse women of different ages and backgrounds, who all have experienced life from our own unique universes. You might think that would divide us, but instead it brings us closer together as we share our innermost thoughts with each other, and let …

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Accepting I’m a writer, finally: It only took about 20 years…

Have you ever felt as if writing weren’t a real job? That saying you’re a writer is kind of fanciful, and even selfish? I absolutely have! It’s really ironic because I started reading when I was four and devoured as many books as I could from that time on. I mean I LOVE to read. …

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How fear can stall your writing: And how to get back on track, one page at a time

A never-ending novel Before I started working on my book again, I thought it would take me forever to finally finish it. I felt as if I were standing at the bottom of a really high mountain looking up, and had a long trek to get up there. The tip of the mountain was even …

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Today’s a perfect writing day: It’s overcast and raining

There are definitely days where I find it easier to go into my office, close the door and write. I don’t feel as if I’m missing anything, well at least not much. For me, the beautiful sunny days of the summer are the hardest to work on. I can take my laptop outside and work …

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