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A question echoing into this canyon, from me to you. Can you hear?

Meat market with customers.
Image by Thomas G. from Pixabay

Personal essays tear us up for a few pennies at a time. Is it worth it?

Stacks of books in a used bookstore.
Image by Eli Digital Creative from Pixabay

Laying out standards of reading and writing into a new set of artistic principles.

Splattered paints with a palette and art supplies.
Image by Pexels from Pixabay

A year of explosive creativity ends a long fallow period in my life, but what does it signify?

Man assisting fellow mountain-climber to the top of a mountain.
Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay

The most important piece of writing advice I’ve received came from a reader who wanted to see me succeed.

Close-up of elderly woman holding hands with another person.
Image by Siggy Nowak from Pixabay

An elderly neighbor’s loneliness broke our social distancing efforts.

Child blowing dandelion in a field of flowers at sunset.
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For me, “I wouldn’t have it any other way” is the new “I’m happy.”

Edie Meade

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