Outside My Window

Outside My Window

Several years ago when taking a writing class from a local Bend, OR writer, Sarah Cyr, one of the prompts we were encouraged to write about was - outside the window of my house.... When I look out my front window I see the beautiful hills of Smith Rock to the...

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Childhood Myth – Be Seen Not Heard

Childhood Myth – Be Seen Not Heard

As a child, I remember vividly the phrase, “Be seen, not heard”. I understood that publicly I was to be physically present, neat in appearance and polite. Whatever my childhood self had to say beyond traditional greetings was unimportant. At home, my siblings and I...

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Home?

Home?

Home - a definition As a noun, home is described as being a structural dwelling where one's domestic affections are centered or an institution for the sick, homeless, etc.: nursing home, homeless shelter, or a retreat for an animal. It is also described in broader...

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False Stories Part III

False Stories Part III

by Michelle Lindblom Coloring within Lines - Childhood Myth I could have filled a series of books, 1000 pages each, with all the coloring book pages I meticulously labored over as a child. As I honed my fine motor skills, there was not a millimeter of color outside of...

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Life as Artist/Parent

Life as Artist/Parent

by Michelle Lindblom Many nights I would lay in a mummy position, hands across my chest and pillows on each side of me to lean against, providing extra comfort. I breathed slowly and deliberately to calm myself down as I contemplated the roller coaster ride we were...

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