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Denise Emanuel Clemen

Hello, you two gorgeous creatures!

Snap Open Poster Frames Brisbane

The main thing I guess is to be able to express what we really feel and put those feelings into writing. That's how most writers make their pieces and excellent ones at that.

Bob G

Thanks for the mention. I'm in Boston with a copy of CHERISHED and a copy of COURAGE & CRAFT in hand right now. (My ordered copies of A YEAR OF WRITING DANGEROUSLY have still not arrived but I plan on harassing local book stores about it.)
What a great tribute to Robin...again.


I'm writing to you from San Carlos, Mexico where I'm in a legal battle over a house my father owns here. Thanks for the reminder to write to figure things out and find peace! It's hard to concentrate when you are filled with anxiety so I've written little. But your post encourages me in that even the physical act of putting pen to paper is constructive and can be an antidote for the swarm of worries in my head.
Oh that road looks inviting. I envision you mounted on your lovely horse, Robin. Thanks for the post and the picture of you and Kash.

Laura B

Another wonderful post, Barbara, reminding us to write the sour and sweet. I wrote my first short story as a middle-aged adult while waiting for the results of my cancer biopsy. I wanted a story to explain my scar. The scar has faded but I still have the story. Then I wanted to write 100 stories over 10 years to convince myself that I would live beyond cancer. Now I am 12 years beyond cancer with a pile of stories that reflect my life.


Thank you, everybody!
It's so wonderful having the Comment section back on this blog - I really appreciate the time you take to comment - and love hearing your take on the post and your own experiences.


Hi, Barbara. Thanks for this post. I lost my cat early this year in February. Am still dealing with the loss -going through waves of sadness that come and go. "Cherished" will be on my books-to-be-purchased list.


Funny, I was thinking about McCourt this monnirg. My own childhood was cloudy at times, as was his, although I believe his brothers and mother dispute the accuracy of his tales. Dwelling in the past is a good way to turn your life into a pillar of salt (like you-know-who). I have been making an attempt to let the past go and smell the flowers around me, even if I have to buy a bunch at the grocery store. Too bad, Frank McCourt never seems to have been able to discover how to do that.

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