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‘Twas The Week Before Christmas December 17, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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2013-12-05 19-49-08_0036‘Twas the week before Christmas
And shoppers were frazzled
The mall, once so alluring,
No longer dazzled

Displays of ties and sweaters
Looked forlorn and threadbare
Picked over baubles and thneeds
Were strewn everywhere

Tempers flared during the endless
Store to store shuffle
“Merry” and “Bright” got lost
In the hustle and bustle

But I heard them exclaim
As they drove off with their loot
“Next year will be different ~
I’ll give . . . shopping the boot!”

Inspired by Side View’s weekend theme challenge.  For more contributions, please visit:  Weekend Theme ~ ‘Twas The Week Before Christmas

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For a fun Craft Idea filled with Advent Activities:  Christmas Advent Jar

The Power Of The Pen December 17, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Writing & Writers.
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170px-alice_par_john_tenniel_30Blogging  has opened my eyes to the myriad ways writers utilize the power of the pen to connect, communicate, and clarify thoughts.

I’ve always loved writing, but often did not know what to write about.

I would put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and stop, wondering if I had something worth saying.

Writing, reading, and commenting on so many divergent blogs has eliminated that self-limiting mindset.

Whether I’m feeling melancholy or silly, focused on the mundane trivia of daily life or sublime moments from the past, there is always something to ponder.

Best of all, on occasion, a few of my hastily scribbled words have actually resonated with readers . . . even if I split an infinitive or two.

Quote:  There is only one trait that marks the writer.  He is always watching.  It’s a kind of trick of the mind and he is born with it. ~ Morley Callahan

Related posts:  The Sting of the Bard * Exploring Mind Caves For Hidden Gems * Down The Blog Hole * Fun With Words: One Syllable Challenge