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These People Walk Among Us, Too

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In Praise of the Sun

*Jean Foster Akin*   This is wonderful, this 65 degree breeze, this burning sun. My face feels like it’s crisping. My hair is hot. Flashes of color swim across my closed eyelids. Late February, New England. Melting snow drawing dark … Continue reading

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Christmas, Chanukah, and the Necessity of Dogs

**Jean Foster Akin** SCENE: Christmas week, throughout my childhood. There was always a dog and that dog was always doing something my mother could not tolerate (although she did tolerate it, she just wanted to sound authoritative and in control … Continue reading

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One Great Way To Make Your Muse Start Talking Again

*by Jean Foster Akin* We’ve all been there: staring at a blank page on the laptop, our brains doing that clenched fist thing, and none of the words it squeezes out are just right. You have no idea where the … Continue reading

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2 Rules to Keep the Words Flowing

Are there days when you sit and sit and sit at your keyboard with nothing to write? I find there are days when I have nothing to write because there is just too much to write. So I have two … Continue reading

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3 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Writing

by Jean Foster Akin Last week I brought up the subject of Now: allowing yourself a few quiet minutes in the day to be mindful¬†in order to connect not only with the world around you, but with the world within … Continue reading

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Write Your Own Obituary

by Jean Foster Akin It might seem odd, writing your own obituary. Especially for you young’uns reading this. But writing your own obituary serves an interesting purpose: it allows you to imagine what you would like to accomplish in your … Continue reading

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