Writing Resources and Activities

Put the Kettle On

Put the kettle on. Polly is back. It's been quite some time since she had an outing, and that upset both Polly and me. But look, here she comes! With a purposeful stride she wends her way through her quaint hometown, making her way to you. Today, Polly has fables and a parable for you… Continue reading Put the Kettle On

Writing Resources and Activities

A Place for Poems

Written by I'm-not-a-writer women, these poems have a special place in my heart. Revisiting them, I made tiny, tender edits, predominantly to my visual components, occasionally to the poems. The second slideshow contains poems penned in Afrikaans. I hit the Publish button only to discover, a short while later, that the post would not load… Continue reading A Place for Poems

About Life · Writing Resources and Activities

Turning Over Your Leaf

Seeds germinate in the dark. We germinate and grow in the dark too, literally and figuratively. The womb is dark. Children grow while sleeping. The darkest hours are oftentimes the hours in which we're visited by our muses, or stripped of our hard, protective shell and rendered powerless, incapable of resisting the pull of the… Continue reading Turning Over Your Leaf

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Are You Alex, Sam, Kim, or Jo?

Polly wants you to put the kettle on, for she is on her way. Remember those annuals we'd pore over as young girls? You'd choose a particular leaf, or color, and read what it revealed about you? This video reminds me of those giggly, fun indulgences. Approach it with the same lighthearted energy. Combining writing… Continue reading Are You Alex, Sam, Kim, or Jo?

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Spaced Out

Venture into your deep space, intrepid penstronaut. Your missions require less than an hour of your time, but are light years away... This writing expedition is perfect for the Full Moon energy, so take the trip while LunaMoona is big and round and heavy in the sky. It is a timeless adventure. When you feel… Continue reading Spaced Out

About Life · My Writing

What’s Cooking? Bite-sized Humor

It's true, the only person you can change is you, but we find this hard to swallow. I know I've gagged on this medicine. It's bitter, and the label is off-putting. Blame & Criticism Remedy. We nitpick, slipping into focusing on how irritating the people we love the most are. It's Sunday, and Macaroni and… Continue reading What’s Cooking? Bite-sized Humor