Category Archives: #whyiwrite

Vulnerability and Intimacy

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. They always seemed to be an exercise in failure. I pick one word to guide my decisions in the coming year and to see how that word shows up in my life. I … Continue reading

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I Have No Words.

I have no words because I’ve been comparing myself to others again. I’ve been following new disabled writers who write with fire and passion to advocate for themselves and others. I’ve been reading new novelists  whose words flow together as … Continue reading

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We’re All Paper Angels At This Time of the Year

I generally avoid all the Christmas movies at this time of year. Occasionally one catches my attention, though, and reminds me of what Christmas is supposed to be. I watched the movie Paper Angels a few days ago and caught … Continue reading

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Revolution Is an Act of Love

For those of you who are writers, I wanted to share this latest call for submissions from Monstering magazine.  If you remember, I mentioned this new start-up by Brianna Albers a few days ago. To get myself in the frame … Continue reading

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Writing, Rioting, Righting

I kept putting off writing today. I was waiting for something. I didn’t know what until I read the words of Brianna Albers. who is the founder/editor-in-chief of Monstering Magzine.   I’ll tell you more about Brianna another time because I … Continue reading

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The Colors of My Heart

I saw this quote and instantly grabbed it. When we talk about using our creativity to change the world, it really isn’t to make us think something. Even though we think we’re trying to change someone’s mind, that really isn’t … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes

Here’s the entire Beatitudes for the Weird. Be blessed!

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Blessed Are The Weird People

I’m so grateful to be one of the weird people. I’ve always known I was a misfit and could never figure out precisely what caused me to feel that way. Part of me thought it had something to do with … Continue reading

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#artheals

On that note, I see a shift in my corner of the world. The Asheville Wordfest, which did not occur in 2016 due to the father of the organizer, is currently being planned for sometime in the very near future. … Continue reading

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Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will … Continue reading

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