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About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950

Peace – not just for hippies :)

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Peace, contentment. The ability to be still and hear the quiet whisper in the middle of the storm.  To feel the onslaught of the hurricane rising up against you and to know that God is in…

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Why Is Bildungsroman Haunting Me?

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photo credit: an untrained eye via photo pin cc     Bildungsroman Is Attacking Me It seems that everywhere  I look, up pops Bildungsroman. I can’t seem to escape it. For those of you who are wondering…

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Fountain or Drain – Which One Are You?

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  The Fountain or the Drain?  Fountains photo credit: M.Angel Herrero via photo pin cc ? Some people make you feel more creative, more productive, excited about your future. These people realize there’s no limit to…

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An Ode to Poison Ivy

photo credit: Martin LaBar via photopin cc Potent poison plant Oils that attack Make a swift motion to grab your bottle of lotion Poison Ivy climbs my porch trellis like a silent spider, scurrying and hurrying My itchy albatross, Scratch, … Continue reading

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A year of YES … Thanks to Traveling with T for having me as a guest and inviting me to mull over the business of resolutions. I needed the push to make my ideas more concrete about what I wanted … Continue reading

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I couldn’t be more surprised if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet…

If your holidays look more like National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or The Family Stone than White Christmas or any one of the Hallmark channel or Lifetime network Christmas movies, welcome to my world. My entire house looks like Christmas has … Continue reading

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My Dad, Elvis and Christmas

Our brains are weird, aren’t they? Or is that just me My parents divorced when I was 9. My dad was pretty good about keeping up the visitation schedule until he moved 4 hours away, and then it was less … Continue reading

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