Author Archives: shewrite63

About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, cynic and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!

Cats and Dogs

The furry roommates were suspicious about my housecleaning efforts last weekend. Perhaps they were concerned by all the talk of The Year of the Dog.   I reassured them that we would not allow a drooling dog live in our … Continue reading

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Winter is sucking and blowing

January is almost over. I feel gratitude for the weekends, volunteer opportunities and family outings. I am tired of the hurdles and obstacles of getting around the city.   I am thankful for the weekend break, for a visit from … Continue reading

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Writing pleas about bags in trees

My recent writing activities included a poem about a plastic bag stuck in a nearby tree.  The sight of bags and other litter stuck in trees makes me sad. How about you? — Oh plastic bag in nearby tree, How … Continue reading

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Strokes of finesse in painting a poem

As part of my lifelong learning activities, I recently attended Sumi-e painting classes. This was just an introductory level to learning the nuances of preparing one’s ink, wetting the brush and applying just the right pressure when stroking the rice … Continue reading

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25 years of connecting a community

This past month has brought daily work day commutes, social outings and a stinky, humid heat wave – in September! My writing activities were limited to journal entries, resume updates, politely stern mail messages and drafting another letter of complaint … Continue reading

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Rainy Sunday Mewsings

It’s a rainy Sunday and I’ve been up since 6:00 a.m. It was nice to emerge from dreamland to the tapping of rain against the bedroom window. It was mildly unpleasant to be roused by a needy cat. As I … Continue reading

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My great grandchildren will not be white

That’s a bold prediction from someone so naturally fair of skin and hair. I am okay with that possibility. First, I can say that because I have brown offspring from a mixed marriage. In my eyes and their doting Aunties’, … Continue reading

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