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Click on The Literary Origins of Valentine’s Day for an interesting conversation about the origins of Valentine’s Day.  Although I was a literature student in my youth, I  confess that the fact that a “Saint Valentine’s Day” has been bandied about for centuries, possibly popularized by none other than good […]

Fear and the Will to Write

I do what I can to get work done.  That doesn’t mean any one thing, though.  It just means I try everything. On a daily basis.  (From “An Interview with David Anthony Durham” in The Writer’s Chronicle, Volume 46, Number 4, February 2014) Gent confessed in a new preface he […]

Unlucky Day: Friday the 13th

Usually, Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me.  At least, it’s a day I don’t dread.  I love black cats and I make it a point to walk under ladders, so celebrating Friday the 13th is just another way to thumb my nose at superstition.  Except for this […]

For Ionia

Originally posted on helenvalentina:
Flickr Chinese Dragon Year Statue (Photo credit: epSos.de) I wish for you a dragon’s fire To breathe freedom to you To raise you up on crystal wings Far away from darker lands It seems the purest souls Are tested most these days As though in exchange…

Tootsie Tuesday

Inspiring post from RunningtoHerDreams: “You can do anything you want to do. So set a goal and just keep putting one foot in front of the other, keep moving forward. It may, or may not take a while, but I promise you, you will reach that goal.”