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The Dream Is Lost

  • September 20, 2016
The Dream Is Lost

August 2016

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Will The Memories Die?

  • September 5, 2016
Will The Memories Die?

Faded memories fill my mind, especially those of the days of my youth; those were the times in my life when I felt as if I belonged, as if I were a part of something much larger and greater than myself.  The sum of my pars is the essence of my being, personified.

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Lost Child

  • June 3, 2016
Lost Child

This photograph was found in an abandoned house. Never Coming Home

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I Almost Dedicated My Life To Writing

  • May 2, 2016
I Almost Dedicated My Life To Writing

I almost dedicated my life to writing simply because I an an introvert, an observer, and the survivor of a very unusual, almost tumultuous childhood.  I was never ever interested in athletic or sporting pursuits, and typically was the very last person selected for pick-up games during grade school recess.  Throughout my childhood, while all my friends sought social interaction, I chose to be alone, reading books, visiting museums, going to the library, and exploring.  My parents believed in free-range parenting, allowing me to go and explore the world on my own, as long as I returned home...

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Lost Dog (Alternate Take)

  • April 27, 2016
Lost Dog (Alternate Take)

Lost Dog

  • April 21, 2016
Lost Dog

April 2016

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140 Characters

  • June 9, 2015
140 Characters

Ever since I was young, I incessantly took notes and wrote down observations.  Often times, they were about experiences I had, written generally within a couple of days of the events.  I also took many photographs, and countless pages of notes, but put simply, since the age of digital was still years away, many of the photographs failed to capture my true vision, and the pages of writing ended up getting lost, misplaced, or thrown away, either intentionally or by accident.

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Margaret Atwood On Writing Tips

  • January 29, 2015
Margaret Atwood On Writing Tips

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. If both pencils break, you can do a rough sharpening job with a nail file of the metal or glass type. Take something to write on. Paper is good. In a pinch, pieces of wood or your arm will do. If you’re using a computer, always safeguard new text with a ­memory stick. Do back exercises. Pain is distracting. Hold the reader’s attention. (This is likely to work better if you can hold your own.)...

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Writing Prompt Number 116

  • January 25, 2015
Writing Prompt Number 116

Assuming you’ve lost your virginity, at what age did you lose it?

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Writing Prompt Number 108

  • December 28, 2014
Writing Prompt Number 108

Describe a time in your life when you were lost (figuratively or not).

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Lost In The Pages

  • April 14, 2014
Lost In The Pages

Sometimes I feel as if I am lost in the pages of a book about my own life, filled with the jaded ramblings of a madman.  The world not as it seems as arcane symbolism seeks the truth of higher meaning.

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130 Journal Writing Prompts!

  • April 27, 2012
130 Journal Writing Prompts!

This is a mashup of these two posts.  Some folks like these all in one list, so it has been re-blogged here. 130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.tomslatin.com/legal/copyright/. These prompts are subject to copyright. Example Uses: http://this1sforslatin.wordpress.com/   Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced. What 5 websites...

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50 MORE Journal Writing Prompts

  • May 23, 2011
50 MORE Journal Writing Prompts

130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.tomslatin.com/legal/copyright/.These prompts are subject to copyright. Name one thing that has always fascinated you. What is the most valuable item or largest sum of money you have ever found? Name one thing in your life you hope you never have to see or encounter. Growing up, what career goals or dreams of accomplishments did you have? ...

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Values We Are Taught As Children Are Somehow Lost In Life

  • February 27, 2010
Values We Are Taught As Children Are Somehow Lost In Life

I overheard a mother teaching her child the value and importance of sharing.  She said, "sharing is caring", which brought a smile to my face as I was taught the value of sharing as a child, and it has become a kind of inside joke between myself and Angie. I realized that as children we are taught values that are paramount to our psychosocial development, but for whatever reason, we shed all of these important values as we progress into adulthood. When we are children, we are taught the value of sharing.  We are taught to share our toys, for example.  When we become adults, we stop sharing;...

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Greetings From Switzerland

  • December 1, 1982
Greetings From Switzerland

December, 1982 Dears, After our Spectacular Christmas and New Years in Switzerland and France, our holiday plans this year seem rather routine.  However, the Watsons have been blessed in '82 with good health and happy children. Gay had an opportunity for a trip around the world in August.  Her boss gave her a month's leave of absence from The Fairmont Hotel and away we went to New York, Rome, Pescara, New Deli, Taj-Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal, Bangkok, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and home to New Orleans.  (Tokyo was in the picture but had to be "cut out" due to a shortage of finances.) ...

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