Category Archives: Writing

Cabin 22 – Maggie

Author’s Notes: The thing about a “bad first draft” is that as I write it, I find out about the story – it’s almost as if the book is there already, and my job is just to discover it. So, … Continue reading

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Being Practical.

There is a lot to be said for being practical. There are everyday things that we need to do to get through the day without mishap. It’s important to balance the check book, for example, and to clean the house, … Continue reading

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“Hope lets me carry on.”

When the situation seems the darkest, we need something to help us keep going. That “something” is called hope, but it is not an external thing, it is our inner being. Even when we find it hard to believe, we … Continue reading

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“Comparing my insides to other people’s outsides.”

When we meet someone new, what do we see? Maybe a smiling face, a happy disposition, and a bright look in the eye. We therefore assume that they are self-assured and content, and, since we know ourselves to be insecure … Continue reading

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Freedom From or Freedom To?

When we have a burden, a heavy weight on our shoulders, we naturally seek to be free of it, to cast it off. To some of us, this is just a pipe dream, but others work through it to actively … Continue reading

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“Enough is not enough.”

If we enjoy something, wouldn’t more of it be even better? That is how our minds often work, but the truth is more paradoxical. Whatever we do, there will always be one more thing that could be done, and the … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the real winner in a tug of war is the person who lets go of the rope.

Many of us grew up believing that we had to succeed at all costs. We cannot admit defeat, because, we feel, to do so is weak and shows that we are a failure. And so we struggle on with the … Continue reading

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