Writing Samples

  • Town - “Who doesn’t know what I’m talking aboutWho’s never left home, who’s never struck outTo find a dream and a life of their ownA place in the clouds, a foundation of stone.”   Perched at the top of a crest in the road, our house stood like an old-world relic, proudly greeting all who ventured up
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  • https://intellectualtakeout.org/2023/06/reaching-the-phone-addicted-youth/ -
  • Counting and other Past-Times - Organizing our minds allows us access to our emotions.
  • Expertise at Home -             By Maida Korte “I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”― Abraham Lincoln           My mother once told me that upon dying, the very first thing she was going to do in heaven was to perform a tremendous
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  • https://intellectualtakeout.org/2023/03/dressing-as-if-it-matters-korte/ -
  • Sentimental Clutter - My paper project has taken me from the present to the past and back again.
  • Sounds - “The queer little noises that no one explains, ‘Til the moon through the slats of my window blind rains.” (Unknown)           Little sounds in the country keep me up at night, but I’m learning to cope, slowly.   I knew I had a problem when I was irritated one morning by the sound of birds chirping. 
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  • We Want Stuff - My early days of earning money to buy the necessities of life taught me more than dollars and cents.
  • Not Allowed - What is not allowed in child-hood forms much of our behavior as adults.
  • Hit It - by Maida Korte “……I play each point like my life depends on it.”  – Rafael Nadal The chatter can be heard from beyond the glass door as I peak inside before entering.  Pretty women with manicured nails and bouncy pony tails lace up colorful shoes.  Smart gals all, accomplished and smiling with white teeth and
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