Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day–a day celebrating all things love–I have discovered a musical group that is all about the dark issues surrounding love. Daughter. I love their raw lyrics. I love the way they tie the lyrics to the music. The lead singer’s voice is at times like Florence + the Machine and …

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Not long ago I was honored at work for my fifteen year anniversary of employment there. Along with a catalog of nifty gifts to choose from, they also passed around a journal and wrote entries to me or about me. Then on the actual day they took thirty minutes of a meeting to say wonderfully …

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Stars

This quote made its way around work the other day. It now hangs on the wall where I can read it everyday. It is a beautiful image, the bright shining thing in each of us. Do all the other things, the ambitious things–travel, get rich, get famous, innovate, lead, fall in love, make and lose …

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Mrs. Poe

I wouldn’t call myself a great fan of Edgar Allen Poe. I read the requisite stories and poetry in high school. You know the drill. It’s Halloween and your English teacher pulls out “The Raven” or “The Tell-Tale Heart” and they try to be all spooky. As a modern teenager you think “um, what?” and …

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Books

I may have set some kind of record this month—a personal record anyway—in the number of books I consumed. And, yes, I’m using the word consumed on purpose. My mom has always said I devour books, that I should slow down and enjoy them. I do enjoy them! Just at a quicker pace than most. …

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