Category Archives: Creative writing

The Power of Poetry

Post (c) Doris McCraw What is it about poetry that touches the soul? What makes certain combinations of words haunting, happy or beautiful? This poem by Helen (Hunt) Jackson may help us understand the power of words. Glimpses As when … Continue reading

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The Many Names of Helen Hunt Jackson

Post (c) Doris McCraw Helen Hunt Jackson is not a well-known name to many. This of course is partially due to the fact she died in 1885. Additionally, she had many names during her lifetime, one of which was not … Continue reading

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Writing in the Woods

This post by Gayle M. Irwin A pine squirrel chattered from a nearby lodgepole. Brown-spotted butterflies danced from one wildflower to another, and a mule deer buck, antlers in the velvet, sauntered through the forest. The 4th of July weekend … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter

This post by Gayle M. Irwin The first half of 2017 ends in a few short days – how is it possible that six months of this year now wanes? However possible, the conclusion of the first six month is … Continue reading

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North to Alaska!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin My father always enjoyed the Johnny Horton song, North to Alaska (see the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt0NEESrUA). Starting June 9, that classic country hit became our theme song. My dad, husband, and I started … Continue reading

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History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District’s History Symposium.  The topic this year was “Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region”.  You can view … Continue reading

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Disasters

Post (c) Doris McCraw Disasters! You may be thinking I’m out of my mind, especially with all the media covering the events of the last few years. Well, that’s exactly why I am writing about disasters. You see, the local … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Post (c) Doris McCraw For those who are old enough, Carly Simon had a hit back in the day with the song ‘Anticipation’.  The words tell the story of someone who is anticipating a relationship. Listening to it the other … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day

This post by Gayle M. Irwin It’s Earth Day! Well, Earth Day is actually tomorrow. What is Earth Day? Celebrated in many countries throughout the world since 1970, this special day was started in the United States and founded Gaylord … Continue reading

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Courage

This post (c) Doris McCraw All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings Courage is resistance to … Continue reading

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