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Dr. Seuss was my first love. When my mom left me in the children’s section of the library I’d find Horton and the Cat. My mom hated the good doctor and refused to checkout his books. He was my secret, guilty pleasure. Eventually, I read about Narnia, Oz and Green Gables.
When my mom grew too sick to visit the library, a friend brought her a stash of romances which she kept in a big box beside her bed. Weekly, this good friend replenished the box. My mom didn’t know I read her books; it was like the Seuss affair, only sexier. Reading became my escape from a horrific and scary situation. Immersed in a story, I didn’t have to think about the life and death drama taking place on the other side of my bedroom wall. Books were my hallucinogenic dru
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Monday Motivation: Beauty in Ashes

 

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Last summer, I led a writing workshop at a local library. I made a comment on a participant's work, saying something like "finding the beauty in ashes." Several people in the workshop acted as if I'd said the most profound thing they'd ever heard. Some of them even wrote it down.

Of course, I had to tell them I didn't say it first--Isaiah did. It's remarkable and sad to me wheneve Read more of this blog post »
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