Nature vs. nurture. That is always the dilemma, right? Were you predisposed to be the way you are, or did your conditions shape into what makes you, you? Whether creativity can be learned, or it is something your born with, it is so much more than a singular talent or “gift”. It is so […]
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Just like everyone else these days, my life seems to play out in fast forward. I have a full-time desk job, freelance on the side, and try to spend as much time as I can with my husband. I always thought I could have time for the gym, and meal prep if there were about […]
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I have found writing fiction to be exhilarating and completely frustrating at the same time. Exhilarating, because I am inexplicably free to create whatever I can imagine, and frustrating for the very same reason. There are no guidelines I must follow, no one to tell me what is or isn’t possible; if I tell you […]
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I only have a few blog posts right now, and they are mostly related to social issues, or writing. I haven’t gone too personal with anything, mainly because when I first entered the world of blogging, it felt strange to share since I didn’t know the readers personally. However, the more I read, and post […]
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Campaigns haven’t always been the “larger than life” productions that they are today. Before news spread like the common cold, with the invention of the television and internet, campaigns were primarily face-to-face ordeals. After a hopeful would announce their intent to run for the office, usually through means of the radio or a newspaper, you […]
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When I was a kid I loved to make up stories, what kid doesn’t right? Then I started writing them down, and I never stopped. I’ve mainly only done short stories, and songs, but I have always wanted something more. I am currently working on my first novel, and the process is painstaking- to be […]
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January 1. The thought of a fresh calendar is somehow all inspiring to so many, with myself included. The bright hope of referring to everything in future tense almost feels like a new frontier. What will I achieve in the next 365 days? Who will I become over the course of 52 weeks? What will […]
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Out on the lake is where we like to spend our days in the scorching summer months of the South. My In-laws have a pale yellow, vintage trihull that is just large enough for us, his parents, brother, the dog, our chairs, and the cooler. And it’s absolutely perfect. My place is up front, with […]
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We all know this scene too well. Staring at an empty page, maybe you can’t seem to put anything down, or after you do you just end up erasing it all. But no matter what you do, the brilliance just isn’t coming. But then, only on occasion, there is that one moment. It’s the same every […]
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The year is 1939, and the place is Poland. If you are familiar with historically significant dates, you will have realized that this year would be the start of the second World War. And for Robbie Weisman, his once peaceful Poland had become a very dangerous place; if you were a Jew that is. Unlike […]
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