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Writing From the Heart: Realistic resolutions

Every year I make New Year's resolutions, and every year I give them up by Jan. 6. The list has gotten shorter and shorter as time has gone by, but always at the top...

Writing From the Heart: Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue, a phrase believed to have originated from the poem “Piers Plowman,” written in 136O by English poet William Langland. Willie should only know the trouble I've had with that particular...

Writing From the Heart: What does poverty feel like?

I’m not the only one who has been rich and poor and then ended up somewhere in the middle. So my perspective is not radically unique, but I think it still bears sharing. First of...

Writing from the Heart: Writing about life

The renowned poet Marie Howe wrote a gorgeous poem titled “What the Living Do.” In it she cites all the ordinary, everyday things that happen. The grocery bag rips open on the way from...

Writing from the Heart: Spaghetti zen

Whenever anyone asks me what my favorite food is, my answer has, over the decades, consistently been spaghetti. I don’t know when they started calling it pasta, but a rose by any other name...

Writing from the Heart: Sisters

Last week my sister said, “I’m going to die in 21 days.” If someone tells you they will be dying in three weeks, they’re either planning their own suicide or their doctor has told...

Writing from the Heart: Lessons learned

The day after George Flloyd was murdered by cops, I drove by Beetlebunng Corner and saw my friend, Dana Nunes, standing holding a sign that read “Black Lives Matter.” I think I may have...

Writing from the Heart: To Jeff Bezos

Dear Jeff (Bezos): Not sure why I felt the need to say your last name. You certainly must know mine. Loved my last order of those solar lights that look like flickering flames. They are beyond...

Writing from the Heart: Finding a sliver of joy

It’s in the middle of the Black Lives Matter protests and COVID-19. I’m trying to get my heart reopened. I turn on NPR, and there are two guys talking. The interviewer says, Are you...
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