Posts tagged with ‘Essay’

  • Mark Twain’s Rules on Writing

    By on September 12, 2013

    Here are Mark Twain's Rules of Writing (from Mark Twain's scathing essay on the Literary Offenses of James Fenimore...

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    Polly Castor
  • Memoir Class: First Day

    By on September 10, 2013

    I am at Creative Arts Camp on the shores of Long Lake in Maine yet again – for my...

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    Polly Castor
  • Reminiscences of my Mother

    By on August 19, 2013

    My mom’s mother was strong and smart, a beautiful lady with thick hair and lavender eyes. She didn’t get...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Good Friday Sermon 2013

    By on March 29, 2013

    Every year for the past 13 years I have given a sermon at our clergy association’s three hour community...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Sheep Only Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

    By on February 6, 2013

    Jesus said, “the sheep follow him for they know his voice.” (John, chapter 10) I heard a story about...

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    Polly Castor
  • Our Daughter Finished Her Senior Essay!

    By on February 3, 2013

    Our daughter is rightfully euphoric to have completed her senior essay and turned it in last night. This 42...

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    Polly Castor
  • “You Live a Charmed Life”

    By on January 6, 2013

    A blog reader actually said that to me yesterday. To quote my Dad’s mother, “Ha!” It is only because...

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    Polly Castor
  • Automatic and Semi-Automatic Weapons

    By on December 15, 2012

    Overall this is a blog about hope. I would feel remiss not addressing this challenging issue here. These are...

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    Polly Castor
  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Killings

    By on December 14, 2012

    Yes, that’s Newtown, a beautiful, idyllic part of my own community – the kind of place horrible things don’t...

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    Polly Castor
  • Gratitude Requires Action

    By on December 9, 2012

    I wrote the piece below for a newspaper column spot for the Saturday following Thanksgiving, but by mistake it...

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    Polly Castor
  • Writing Prompt: The Petoskey Stone Mouse

    By on September 14, 2012

    For my writing class at Creative Arts Camp we were asked to bring a favorite small object. I...

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    Polly Castor
  • Short Prayers

    By on June 27, 2012

    The Bible says in Matthew 23:14, “Woe unto you... for making long prayers.” All this suits me since...

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    Polly Castor