Category Archives: Philosophy of writing

Ego and the Power of Choice

In this post, I had intended simply to relate a significant high school incident that served to give me an understanding of my real power as an individual, that being the power of choice. Now, I don’t want to embark … Continue reading

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Happy Times vs. The Power of Shame, Part One

Two of the central themes of my personal story are abandonment and abuse, where a sense of shame arose from situations or conditions particularly caused by my dad’s inadequacy to provide a wholesome and affirming family structure. Vast lapses of … Continue reading

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Rite Away

I’m thinking about the fact of my 65th birthday, which is today, and also of the disappearance of writing, that is, the composition of text as put to paper. My age enters into this topic because, as a “baby boomer,” … Continue reading

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What If

I’m taking an extended break from a novel I’m working on, to finish the first draft of a memoir. I stopped writing this morning to consider whether “what if” can play a substantive role in surfacing more actual memories. In … Continue reading

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