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Archive for July, 2012

Grateful

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 Posted in Before You Go, the writing process | 3 Comments »


The writing life has its ups and downs, and more downs than I'd prefer. No, it's not coal mining, and I'm not an ice road trucker . . . . . . .but this job can be full of doubt and disappointment. Still, ...

Inspiration: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone

Friday, July 6th, 2012 Posted in Music, the writing process | No Comments »


I've long been awed by the song, "Feeling Good," as sung by Nina Simone. It slays me every time I hear it. The lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (I don't know who to credit, exactly) are so simple, ...