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Celebrate Light and Dark


Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, Yule, New Year all celebrate the return of light out of a time of darkness. Even though winter starts today in the northern hemisphere, from this day forward, every day will be a little longer. The sun will rise a few minutes earlier and set a few minutes later each day. The […]

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Writers Gift: Darkness Is as Much a Gift as Light


We can find significant gifts in darkness. Just as seeds sprout in the darkness underground, creative insight requires a time of not knowing and wandering lost in the dark. You can’t become enlightened if you haven’t traveled through darkness. You can’t write satisfying fiction or memoir if your characters don’t face the darkness in the […]

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