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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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Thanksgiving – in July

This post by Gayle M. Irwin No, it’s not November, which is when American Thanksgiving is celebrated (however, the holiday is only about four months away!). I’ve been reflecting lately on blessings, on reasons to be thankful. In a world … 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 as Business: An Epiphany

Posted by M. K. Waller ***** Writing is a business. That’s what experienced writers tell the wannabes. For a long time, I thought business applied to action alone: Write every day, attend classes, network, become familiar with various routes to … Continue reading

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Hidden Talents

Post (c) Doris McCraw We all have hidden talents.  It is something that can be a journey to excitement, joy, and maybe even a little pain.  How many people say, “If only…” or “I’d love to, but…”? What would happen … 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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Returning to the Call of Conference

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This weekend the Wyoming Writers, Inc., (WW, Inc.) conference takes place. I’ll be returning to the conference after a three-year absence. I’ve missed previous years due to the distance of the gathering and financial … 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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Painting with Words

Post (c) Doris McCraw This post is about painting with words, letting the words do the work that pictures usually do. We all use them, it is how we communicate. Still many can’t or don’t read. There are those who … Continue reading

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