All posts by: Lisa Rivero

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Call for Submissions: New Family Stories Anthology (deadline extended to Sept. 1)

Call for Submissions for Anthology of Family Narratives: Bringing diaries and letters alive for present and future generations (deadline: September 1, 2016)...
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“a place where everything I have experienced was safe to be remembered”

One of my nephews has recently spent three weeks in Nicaragua as a volunteer for Outreach360. Today he posted the first of three blog posts about his experience. As always, his writing, photos, and perspectives have brightened and enriched my day (and serve as an excellent example of a thoughtful and informative travel blog post): ... Read more......
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On daily writing quotas, a life spent writing, and reversing destiny

My husband recently forwarded the essay “10 Rules of Writing” by Amitava Kumar that is too good not to share: “If you have read this essay so far, you are probably a writer. That is what you should write in the blank space where you are asked to identify your occupation. I say this also ... Read more......
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Continue To Tell Stories: Hamilton at the Tony Awards

I cannot express how happy, inspired, awed, and grateful Hamilton makes me, even/especially on dark days, and will never apologize for the power of stories and art, whether considered classic or pop culture, to turn the world upside down....
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Stanley the Sparrow’s Quiet Leadership

So many introverted children try to be like the extroverts around them in an attempt to fit in or stand out. While mastering some extroverted skills can be valuable (and vice versa for extroverts), introverts both young and old often do so at the expense of self-knowledge and self-worth....