Monthly Archives: March 2012

Slice of Life Story Challenge: 31 of 31

Woohoo! Day 31. This is what I know now: I can write for 31 days consistently. This is priming the pump for April and writing a poem a day. I never was at a loss for what to write about. … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 30 of 31

I don’t have much to write tonight. I think because I woke up at 3:30 AM and we were on the road by 4 AM. Rainy, dark and wet. My husband was a trooper in driving, I would have preferred … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 29 of 31

I’m on Spring Break!  Am taking an extra day to head to family friends in Idaho.  Our families have been friends since the early nineteen hundreds.  Our grandmothers taught together on the east coast.  My friend’s grandmother decided to head … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 28 of 31

Do You Ever Think You are Going Crazy? Yesterday I wrote this post. After writing my SOL, I started working on the post about poetry mentors. This meant looking for previous notebooks/journals that had notes from poetry workshops I have … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 27 of 31

I am working on an upcoming post.  Today, this seems like a great place to post a list of things I am thinking about for the post. National Poetry Month Poets and poetry books that have been my mentors. My … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge 26 of 31

Another Poem from Saturday’s Workshop The Potato Ricer The potato ricer, an ancient holey metal can attached to a hand pump, I watched great-aunt plop steaming potatoes not quite ready to meet their demise into the holey metal can Great-aunt, … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 25 of 31

From Two Writing Teachers today: “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” — Sarah … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 24 of 31

Poetry Workshop with Paulann Petersen Today was a fabulous day. Fourteen people gathered to spend the day writing with Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen. Paulann led us in a series of writing “springboards.” Don’t you love that phrase, to spring … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Challenge: 23 of 31

Things No Longer Used, Outdated, or Antiquated Tomorrow, I am attending a poetry workshop with Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate.  She asked that we do two things before arriving: 1) Recall—from childhood, or from a young or younger-than-you-are-now age—something you happened … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 22 of 31

A Gift Our late winter and early spring has been weather strange.  We have had snow dustings every Tuesday during March. Last night it was snowing as I went to bed.  Figured it would be gone by morning. I am having … Continue reading

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