Category Archives: writing

Poetry’s Origin Story or Why Drink Skáldskapar Mjaðar

Want to sip some Mead of Poetic Inspiration? You might want to know how it came to be. Continue reading

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Create Lasting Family History: 8 Ideas

Create family memorabilia intentionally. Working together on any of these eight projects not only promotes close ties, it adds to a storehouse of rich family memories. Continue reading

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Leaving Little Love Letters

A simple note is a tangible expression unlike any other. Continue reading

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Why Write Poetry

Writing poetry. It’s something like walking into a solid object without falling. Continue reading

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38 Unexpected Ways To Revel In Snail Mail

You think snail mail is dull? Liven up your snail mail experience. Mail something unwrapped like a shovel. Make your own envelopes and seal them with homemade flavored glue. Write an un-thank you note. Correspond with a toddler. Get ahead at work using good old fashioned snail mail. Find out how one man mailed himself to freedom. Continue reading

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How To Grant Wishes

Wishes do come true. Here’s a process to make your dreams and the dreams of others become possible. Continue reading

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Talking During Recess

If those babies hadn’t died, my parents would never have had my sister or brother or me. Their deaths felt like a burden and a gift. Continue reading

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