I did frame this from The New Yorker because they spelled “DEAR” wrong and it made me feel better about myself!
Throughout the years, I’ve heard, unbelievably, that several writers appreciate rejection letters. Some of these individuals wall-paper their walls with these correspondences. Others pin the, “we regret to inform you’s” to their bulletin boards as reminders to Keep on Truckin.’
love this book!
(This post is inspired by my favorite teacher ( seriously, she’s like the Freedom Writer teacher ) in the universe and bff, T.C. She is revolutionary and amazing and inspiring. She begins her new classes with a dialogue something like this every September.~ Love you, T.)
I am amazed by the diamonds that just need to be dusted, and I am blessed to be given the job of holding the dust cloth and taking the first wipe.—T. C.
My 3rd Grade Poetry!
“Among my stillness was a pounding heart.” ―Shannon A. Thompson
At an early age, I noticed I couldn’t get certain words to come out of my mouth. I had thousands of consonants and sentences I needed to express, but they were trapped inside my head like an elevator full of anxious people.
A wounded deer leaps the highest. – Emily Dickinson
—MY INNER CHICK’S 2nd Annual Writing Contest opens September 5th, 2016, with an entry deadline of November 5th, 2016.
THEME: Write About Someone or Something That Has Changed Your Life in a dramatic, transformative, powerful way.
“All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.” –Virginia Woolf, Orlando
- Chopped: I tape every episode. For me, cooking is like writing. Starting from nothing and creating something beautiful— adding a herb for depth, a spice for substance, a spice for a kick in the ass. I’m obsessed.
“For Andrew & Alex with an abundance of LOVE”
Love YOU, Andrew & Alex
“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” —The Dalai Lama
When we arrive home from the hospital after delivering our first baby, I’m filled with anxiety. It must have shown on my face, sort of like that kid from the film, Home Alone. You know, the one who rubs aftershave on his cheeks, because my husband says,
“Kim, what’s wrong with you?”
Our beautiful, gentle Kay.
*****15 Reasons She ( My Sister ) Stayed In An Abusive Marriage*****