Friday Freewrite: Music Edition

I first heard Ruby (Whistle Song) by George Lovett a few weeks ago, shortly after reading Love Belvin’s Muted Recklessness.  I’ve never heard anyone convey such emotion by whistling alone. However, when reading through the comments on the YouTube video, I was reminded how we all interact with music differently. It made me think, what […]

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Where have you been?

As previously posted, I have decided to start writing again. However, in the process of doing so, I began to think that I am not in a unique situation. There are probably others who have stopped blogging for a variety of reasons. So, I am making this post to encourage others. Have you stopped blogging […]

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Welcome back?

*Opens door. Wipes a finger across the dust settled on the URL. * Yikes! Am I a deadbeat blogger? Is anyone still here? If you are, hello! Four years ago, I wrote “What’s in Your Mirror?” my musings about being almost 25 years old and nowhere near where I wanted to be in life. At […]

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Neglected Children, Sweet Potato Pie, and Other Book Turn Offs

I am not a picky reader, in fact, there are few things that will make me stop reading a book once I’ve started it. However, the craziest things will turn me off while reading a book to the point where I will have a harder time finishing it. The ones that annoy me the most […]

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Why I Blog Under the Name Lily O.

“Why did he use a pseudonym?” “ ‘cause the REAL one wasn’t suitn’ him” I love lilies. The flower, and the name in all of its forms (Lily, Lilly, Lillian, Lillian etc.). You see, my Grandmother’s name was Lily and she was a vibrant storyteller. After she passed, I became slightly obsessed with all things […]

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