Month: August 2015

A Sabbatical, Not an Excuse by Tracy Krauss


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The book of Ecclesiastics tells us that there is a season to every activity. We are all familiar with the “list,” but nowhere does it say, “A time to write and a time to refrain from writing.” Still, God Himself provides us with a cyclical example by resting on the seventh day. It is reaso Read More

Writing for Therapy by Jack Popjes


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The complete title of this piece is “Writing for Therapy, Not for Publication: A Testimonial.” During the summer months I like to take a break from writing for publication, even from weekly blogging. Instead, I like to focus on reading widely, checking out books by authors new to me, stretching my mind with new i Read More

Does Absence Make the Pen Grow Stronger? by Pamela Mytroen


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Ever thought about a long distance writing relationship? Like the old adage, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” I wonder if some major distance from writing would make the pen grow stronger? According to a study in the Journal of Communication, (August 8, 2013, Molly Vorweck, USA Today, usatoday.com) long distance relationships were fou Read More

Vacation without Guilt by Violet Nesdoly


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I’ve just returned from a three-week vacation. Therefore, I’m as in-touch with being in holiday mode as I’ve ever been. I spend much of each workday on writing and writing-related activities so it was from these thing I wanted a holiday. I was ready for a break by the middle of June! I decided Read More