Monthly Archives: July 2011

Writing Prompt suggestion: Letting Go

Readers of this blog know I’m not a huge fan of writing prompts. In fact, I’m pretty conflicted about their usefulness for memoir writers. As I said in a post last spring (!%#@*! Writing Prompts) I think they may actually … Continue reading

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Being 13 on Martha’s Vineyard

By Sarah White I wrote this in response to the writing prompt, “Who I was at Age _____.” It is August of 1969, I am 13, and I have come to Martha’s Vineyard to babysit my 10-year-old cousin Alice. Alice’s mother Jane … Continue reading

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Celebrate Our Odyssey Stories on August 3rd

The Odyssey Oral History Project has been collecting stories this summer from our “Odyssey Elders” so all can learn from their challenges and successes. On August 3rd, we’ll present our project to the community with Prizes! Stories! and Special Guests! Come … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Unless It Moves the Human Heart”

I guess I’ve got the heat-grumps. This is the second time lately I’m blogging a book I won’t particularly recommend. This time it’s Unless It Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblatt. Its subtitle, “The Craft and Art of Writing,” … Continue reading

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What are you doing with your summer vacation?

It’s hot in Wisconsin this week. Like, record-setting heat and humidity I haven’t seen since my summers in the thermal-inversion bowl of Bloomington, Indiana back in college circa 1976… But I digress. Are you traveling this summer? Write about it! You’re … Continue reading

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By Michael Sprecher “I know someone who has a crush on you!” Here I am four months after graduation from the five year plan at UW- Stevens Point.  I’m living at home, recently found out I did not actually graduate … Continue reading

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Book Review: If I Am Missing or Dead

On a friend’s recommendation I picked up If I Am Missing or Dead by Janine Latus. It’s a disturbing read–the kind you can’t put down. It’s like driving by an accident scene. The accident scene here is domestic violence. Janine … Continue reading

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