Weekend Pause

Today is my birthday and I have three of my nearest and dearest girlfriends in town for the weekend, so I will be taking a pause in my writing for Trust30. Just a pause. Because there is too much talking to do, sunshine to seek, wine to drink, and laughs to be had for me … Continue reading

Your Personal Message

(This post is part of the Trust30 writing initiative.)   Prompt: Your Personal Message by Eric Handler To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson What is burning deep inside of you? If you … Continue reading

Afraid to Do

(This post is part of the Trust30 writing initiative.)   Prompt: Afraid to Do by Mary Jaksch The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we … Continue reading

Five Years

(This post is part of the Trust30 writing initiative.) Prompt: Five Years by Corbett Barr There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. – Ralph Waldo Emerson What would you say to the person you were five years ago? What will you say … Continue reading

She’s Crafty: Bookmarks

I volunteer with Everybody Wins! Metro Boston in a program called Power Lunch, that pairs working stiffs (like me) with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders to read aloud together once a week. We go during our lunch hour and the kids eat lunch while we read, hence the name Power Lunch. This is my third … Continue reading

Dare to be bold (or not)

(This post is part of the Trust30 writing initiative.) Prompt: Dare to be bold by Matt Cheuvront Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born. – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Next … Continue reading

Come Alive

(This post is part of the Trust30 writing initiative.)   Prompt: Come Alive by Jonathan Mead Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. – Ralph Waldo Emerson If you had one week left to live, would you still be doing what you’re doing now? In what areas of your life are you preparing … Continue reading

Travel

(This post is part of the Trust30 writing initiative.)   Prompt: Travel by Chris Guillebeau If we live truly, we shall see truly. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Not everyone wants to travel the world, but most people can identify at least one place in the world they’d like to visit before they die. Where is … Continue reading

Post-It Question

(This post is part of the Trust30 writing initiative.)   Prompt: Post-It Question by Jenny Blake That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . … Continue reading