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Weekly Photo Challenge: REWARD

 Tenacity, Diligence, Persistence, Patient: Nobody uses these words to describe me. I’m your original poster child for ADD. I’m pretty sure I actually have ADD. I read an article once years ago that described the symptoms. 1,179 more words



The unexpected female empowerment spirit at the 2015 Oscars (#AskHerMore, Patricia Arquette’s speech) sent me scrabbling through the WordBowl archives for one of my more conversation-sparking pieces — intriguingly, most via private comment (rather than public) or e.mail — and I am forever grateful to Lynn Messina for providing such fertile word fodder. 714 more words

Short Story

Why I Write (1)

I write lists of adjectives in an attempt to describe the color of the wood of the kitchen table when the afternoon sun hits it just before dinner. 167 more words


Things my father posts on his fridge:

  1. His ex wife’s phone number
  2. The father’s day card his ten year old son made him
  3. His plumbing license

Things my father doesn’t post on his fridge: 10 more words


Why I Write (2)

When I was young, somewhere between the ages of 4 and 7, I had a best friend named Obi. Obi was beautiful. Obi was intelligent. Obi was nonexistent. 268 more words

Emily Ramser

Feed the Lake: Write Your Teeny Weeny Little Trickle

The Paris Review can’t get rights from the interviewer to print in its entirety the Jean Rhys interview, regrettably, so I’ll just have to quote from dear… 151 more words


I realized I was a writer, so I cried.

Stream of Consciousness:  January 18, 2015 11:50pm

It was nearly midnight on a Sunday.  I should have been in bed, but I didn’t have time to care.   499 more words