Monthly Archives: December 2010

Invasion: My Space

This is the second in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White By Marie It was a Saturday in mid December 2006. I went to work like I had … Continue reading

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Naming Names

A discussion thread popped up yesterday in a Linked-In group I joined on Women’s Memoir. A poster asked how to incorporate unpleasant information about people without causing major upset or backlash…. About the same time, a note came in from … Continue reading

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Intruders

This is the first in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White By Kathryn Bush In the mid-1950s, the United States Army Corp of Engineers built a dam on … Continue reading

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Invasion as writing prompt…

For the first session of a writing class, I face a challenge. What will we do with the “read and share” portion of our time? The answer I’ve come up with is to do an in-class writing exercise. We write, … Continue reading

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A thought toward a New Year’s Resolution for 2011

In Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love, she says, “People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight … Continue reading

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Book review: “Running the Books” by Avi Steinberg

I’ve been reading Running the Books, by Avi Steinberg. Subtitled “The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian,” the book is both an exploration of prison culture and a tale of Avi’s attempt to find a place in the world that … Continue reading

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Foxy

By Sarah White This piece was written for a “Show & Tell” assignment in Anne Short’s Reminiscence Writing workshop at the Westside Senior Center, in Spring 2006. I became the workshop leader in Spring 2008 when Anne retired. ~   … Continue reading

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