7-Day Art Challenge Day 4: Poetry

So, I’ve been talking a lot about visual arts in these posts. That’s clearly a huge part of my life these days, but at times I like to remind myself of my writing roots. My friend Tamera tagged me in a 7-day art challenge recently. The rules are simple: post 7 pieces of art and talk…

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Must be a cold day in July … I’m blogging again.

It was a seemingly ordinary day that I decided to get back to blogging. My car was having some issues (what else is new?), so Kim picked me up for work. Our morning conversation turned to motivation, inspiration, creativity … and writing. My background is writing, but it’s not a skill I hone much these…

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It’s the simple things.

A very wise friend told me this past weekend that he wants “More Melissa” in the world. I haven’t been blogging much lately, and a lot of it is due to the fact that I basically missed the entire months of March and April due to that fainting spell. May and June (so far) have been…

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Something you hope to do in your life

Note: I’m writing the 30 Days of Truth topics, not necessarily in the next 30 days, but in at some point, eventually, I will get all 30 days done. Write with me! On your blog if you have one, in the comments here if you don’t or if you don’t want to put it on…

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Recording moments in time

A few years ago I went through a period of time where I was working one and a half days a week for a newspaper in York, SC, designing their weekly newspaper. Every Monday night I would spend the night at my grandmother’s in Lake Wylie, as her house was closer to the newspaper office and…

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Why I blog about running so much

Three reasons: 1. Amy: 2. Whitney:     3. Heather: I have gotten some criticism about writing too much about exercising, and I was told one of my posts even resembled an REI catalog (which it so did.) So I have been curbing the workout talk, but when I read the above posts, I am so full…

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Animals can talk and other future memories

When I was a child, my aunt Josie had a book made that featured myself and my cousin David. I thought it was so cool, reading about our day of chasing foxes or whatever we were doing in the adventure. A few months ago I thought of that book and then found myself thinking –…

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Writing designing running hiking traveling – let’s just all move to New York City!

Time to update my bucket list. I wrote this a little more than a year ago. Here’s what the list was then, and how it’s going (items in green are in-progress or done!): 1. Write a novel. How it’s going: I have written the first draft of a novel. And I am working on the…

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This weather makes me want to write …

Ah, autumn. It’s that time of year again. The days get shorter, the leaves get colorful. There’s a bite in the air and the sun gets a little kinder. It’s bittersweet, welcoming the end of summer but knowing the cold is coming. It’s October, which means I better start narrowing down my story line for…

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100 bottles of beer on the wall

My apologies for the blurriness of this photo, but considering it’s of a beer card and I took the photo at a bar after having a few of these beers, I think it’s appropriate. Artistic, even? Ha, I won’t go there… This isn’t my beer card; it’s Chris’. I’m not the one finishing the beer…

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