Five Minute Friday: Slow

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. In the dripdripdrippingof the steam-kissed coffee In the space between the pendulumswingsmarking moments … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Recover

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Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. and who told youyou’d walk a dustypilgrimagealways in theright direction? what caused you to … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Middle

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. Dear You-Living-In-The-Middle, There’s an insidious belief bullying our culture. It’s the belief of … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Broken

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Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. we hidefrom life’s hammersthe ones that threatenthen smashand leave us withbroken pieces it … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Savor

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Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles. Like most words chosen at the beginning of 2020, mine seemed ironic by the year’s midpoint.How do you “savor” a pandemic? Loneliness? Thousands of deaths?You don’t, of course.You savor … Read more

Five Minute Friday: redeem

 Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles. desperate this is the word that comes to mind when I watch usso uncomfortableconfronted by people’s painso panicked by the possibility of not understanding how the pieces fit together petrified to imaginea … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Possible

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I’m trying something new for a bit. Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles. i taste the quality of the word—texture switching from fullness to thin line of threaded hope what is possible? realists don’t dance … Read more