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Seven Random Quotes – Week 2

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These are private words addressed to you in public. ~ T.S. Eliot, A Dedication to My Wife **************************************** Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay […]

Best time to be a writer

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It’s a well known fact that writers (and artists in general) are highly susceptible to nervous breakdowns, dramatic outbursts, and roller coaster moods. To that I say, yes, it’s true. BUT, look at the bright side. Historically, now is the best time to be a writer. The antidepressants are better. Alcohol tastes like chocolate – […]

Random Quotes – Week 1

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She was always an odd mixture of maturity and childishness, grown up in her judgment or men and affairs, child-like in her certainties, and most engaging in her entire belief in her father and the vivid intellectual world in which she had been brought up. ~ Janet Courtney (friend) about Gertrude Bell He knew my […]

Pretend Maps – A poem

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Pretend Maps By Ada Ireland   I look for you in places you would never visit And stay away from places that you would. I grant my heart the origami hope it needs, And giving you the freedom that you want. … I look for you on pretend maps. You aren’t mine to find.

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