Tag Archives: Anne Lamott

Best Story of the Week…Share Your Bananas

Late, en route to a job, my sugar suddenly drops causing me to feel faint. Stupidly skipping breakfast in my frenzy to leave realize, if I don’t eat something fast I’ll be in big trouble. I have no cash, no … Continue reading

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God’s Girls

I received such nice comments on my Pollyanna piece, making me glad I wrote it, after almost deleting it because it was so, you know, Pollyanna-ish. Has had me thinking about the three Gs. Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity…the three places … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week

There I am, en route to the ATM, my checking account, due to the season, on life support, trying so hard to mind my own business, when, in my hawklike eyeline, what do I see? A mother yelling at her … Continue reading

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Going Bananas

I’ve mentioned not feeling well lately, a condition that’s humbled me more than I can say. The expression, add insult to injury, really hits home, because you kinda find out who your true friends are when you need them the … Continue reading

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Kindness Confuses People

Why is kindness often perceived as a weakness, a question that comes up time and time again. There seems to be a threat attached to it, like some kind of lethal weapon making its opponents twitch with decided discomfort. I … Continue reading

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Poetic License

My friend David Stewart, a great writer (https://greenwalledtower.wordpress.com/), suggested this as a theme I’ve been moodily mulling over.  It was because lately I’ve been getting some bewildering comments that have made me take pause. Let’s begin with basics…its meaning – … Continue reading

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Being Prolific

I’m often called prolific, but unbeknownst to me, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a good writer, just a constant one churning out what, very well, could be considered crap on a daily basis. Prolific 1 (of a plant, animal, or … Continue reading

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Diana Aftermath

My essay, Diana, Princess of Wails (https://athingirl.com/2015/08/31/diana-princess-of-wails), got slammed.  A woman I’d never heard from before didn’t care for my wordplay, resulting in a rather rude swipe at my writing. It was so obvious, even if the title came off … Continue reading

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Read Me Because I’m Compelling

I know, such a haughty title…but so be it. We writers want an audience, we’d be lying if we claimed differently. This writer however, would rather have readers who truly loved her writing than the old…if you read me, I’ll … Continue reading

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Writing Badly

Writer Anne Lamott says it’s perfectly okay to write shitty drafts.  How the hell can you get to the fruit of your story if you don’t start somewhere. We all want to be brilliant our first time up at bat, … Continue reading

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