travel, writing

5 Travel Bloggers I Especially Like

As of a year ago, my full experience with online writing was – I had read one neighbor’s, one cousin’s and one friend’s blog. Now, in the past nine months, I’ve read hundreds. This year, part of the fun of writing a blog is I’m also reading work online by people who live across the […]

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The Americas, writing

Who Are You Reading?

I checked Ron Stallworth’s BlacKKKlansman out of the public library today. The movie was great; the book is even better. The writing, the story, and Stallworth‘s audacity are all captivating. The events are so complex, involving numerous grassroots organizations on both sides of the issue, it had to be simplified for the movie. In his […]

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Humor, writing

Confessions of a New Blogger

I’ve been writing essays and publishing them online for six months now. True confessions, there are still a lot of things I don’t understand about it. How did someone from Nepal or Croatia find my site? Do my post views depend on the time of day I publish, the number of FB friends who see […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Women Writers Winning

Who are the best writers in the world? In other words, how on earth do they decide the author to give the Nobel Prize for Literature? Well, writing in a European language gives a decided boost to your text getting considered. Historically, French is number one, English is number 3, and Spanish is number 4 […]

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Spanish Culture and Language, writing

Poetry Path

I began writing poems when I was in elementary school. After the funeral of my great grandmother when I was 9, I wrote: Ashes to ashes dust to dust. Die we don’t want to but die we must. As a high school senior, I was fortunate to study with an English teacher who required we […]

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