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Facing a Blank Page

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Although I’ve been writing for most of my life, I’m new to creative writing. I’ve devoured it as a reader since I could first decipher words, but in industry terms I’m an emerging writer. I’ve written in my journals to understand life and written as part of my academic and professional work, but I’m trying to shift to…

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Dancing Diva

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Dreams of dancing filled my childhood as pictures of ballerinas cluttered my walls.  In a large family there was no time for indulgences such as lessons.  But when a school friend and her grandmother took me to see Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev dance Giselle in 1964, I was entranced.  Standing my stocky ground, I finally convinced my…

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Sweet Dreams

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Sweet dreams are made of ….. what? Even Annie Lennox of the Eurhythmics wasn’t quite sure. Although her comment that ‘everybody’s looking for something’ may hold some clues, according to the latest take on Freudian dream theory from South African neuropsychologist, Professor Mark Solms. He was drawing on new neuroscientific research about the function of dreams.I heard Professor…

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