Thoughtful Thursdays, Publications and Workshops I’ve given, and alternative libraries

The common good and the general welfare require libraries in order for our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us.   Public libraries, conventional brick-and-morter, as well as newer sorts of libraries, like Tiny Libraries and internet based libraries like that of Project Gutenberg and The Archive (thank you Canada, for hosting it!),Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, Publications and Workshops I’ve given, and alternative libraries”

Moody Mondays and critical thinking about Biblical (im)migration as part of Health Care for all?

Mental and emotional Health Care, that is… This excerpt from my first practice novel comes as a response to a discussion about the reasons for the destruction of Sodom and G’morrah, from an ancient Rabbinical point of view (at least from one of the prevailing opinions). I incorporated part of this midrash (an allegorical orContinue reading “Moody Mondays and critical thinking about Biblical (im)migration as part of Health Care for all?”

Sacred Study Saturdays, going back to Parashat Noach, and language learning for Human Rights

…and worker’s rights, which are also Human Rights. (But why do I keep hearing Soon and Very Soon, from when I was in 3rd Grade?!!) — I wrote a story which seems to resonate now, given the passing of prop 22 in California, which I feel takes us further down the road of valuing moneyContinue reading “Sacred Study Saturdays, going back to Parashat Noach, and language learning for Human Rights”

Thoughtful Thursdays and is organization a sign of poor Self-Health Care?

Or the lack of organisation? And a side comment on the need for Universal Health Care: writing is so often fraught with the dangers our past traumas uncover, or prevent us from covering, that yet another reason we need far more accessible, affordable, and long-term trauma (especially childhood based and C-PTSD trained trauma specialists) therapy,Continue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays and is organization a sign of poor Self-Health Care?”

Great Greek Wednesdays becomes how libraries help writers

Not only as faithful patrons of the Public Library system, set up by Benjamin Franklin for civic purposes, but also as starving artists… — Here is How (NOT) to Write a Practice Novel, based on my experience writing Creator: Friend or Foe, Book 1: Beginnings; Draft #6! At the end of September, on the 26th,Continue reading “Great Greek Wednesdays becomes how libraries help writers”

Moody Mondays and writing as Personal Health Care?

When long-term therapy is limited by the insurance powers that be, try writing a novel instead? –For the record, I have found writing to be a balm, in fact, but in combination with other tools, particularly journalling of various kinds… And here is how that went, in 2012: My novel, originally titled Angels: Friends orContinue reading “Moody Mondays and writing as Personal Health Care?”

Moody Mondays, libraries, pantsing, and how emotions show in writing

First of all, none of the writing that I have done could have happened without access to the DC Public Library and the ILL system connected to both the Montgomery County Library system, from which I had to request books rather often, and also without access to the Library of Congress, as I needed accessContinue reading “Moody Mondays, libraries, pantsing, and how emotions show in writing”

Spanish Sundays becomes novel planning errors

Or non-planning errors, actually.  Looking back on my first novel writing attempt, which was my 2012 NaNoWriMo novel (which I call a Practice Novel, having heard the phrase somewhere else online), I see that some sort of planning would have helped, alot! Instead, I wrote everyday, finishing about 70k words, I believe, but looking backContinue reading “Spanish Sundays becomes novel planning errors”

A post for a fellow blogger: reply to The Fallen Angel

Ananta Riperseno‘s post The Fallen Angel, inspired me to rethink a short dialogue I first wrote back in 2012, and very nearly decided to delete, because of some feedback on the vocabulary, but looking at it now, I am glad not to have deleted it, though I’m still not sure why: Angels and Clay BlobsContinue reading “A post for a fellow blogger: reply to The Fallen Angel”

– A short short story, merging Bible and song

I’ve had a song I grew up with circling in my head for days now, and also a story that I wrote, of which I posted a bit back a few years ago, as I pondered rewriting my first practice novel around this idea. What if some of the folks who didn’t get on Noah’sContinue reading “– A short short story, merging Bible and song”

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