"Exercise 9: Free writing a memory. Choose a moment you don't remember well and free write about it in the present tense. Any memory fragment will do. Here are a few memory sparkers if you don't have one in mind: your earliest memory, an embarrassing moment, an experience that took your breath away, your first… Continue reading Tapestry
I was grabbing some glasses out of our dining room cabinet one day when I noticed this book tucked into the corner: Miss Suzy was probably my favorite childhood story book. I felt like I was a child again as I flipped through the pages. It's a bit jarring when my two worlds merge like… Continue reading Is Your Favorite Childhood Book the Key to Who You Are?
It didn't. Make me a better person. However, I typed my topic of "Halloween candy" into the Portent Content Idea Generator that I discovered on Ally Bean's blog a while back, and this was one of the titles that appeared. It was either that or "What the Amish Can Teach You About Halloween Candies." By… Continue reading Halloween Candy Made Me a Better Person
I keep citing the same book over and over, but the author of The Artist's Way assigned me so much homework and morning pages that it only makes sense it would spill over into my blog. I'm a writer, and this book inspired me to write more. One of the assignments was to "name five… Continue reading Define Silly
In last July's tater tot post, I asked what you would rename yourself if you had the option? Or are you content with the name you were given at birth? For a long time, I didn't like my name. That is to say, I didn't think my name suited me. I didn't feel like a… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
I was walking at a forest preserve with Mike a few weeks ago, and the walk stirred up my first ever memory. The path we were walking on. The position of the sun, the color of the sky, the trees and the scent of the air. All of it together reminded me of a specific… Continue reading Earliest Memories and I See Dead People