Month: June 2009

Writing is like…

This came from a Writer’s Digest prompt:  Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.” What is writing like? Write a simile that starts with the phrase, “Writing is like … .” Writing is like doing a puzzle; you have to find the perfect…

Liberation

I am emotionally numb; detached from the world.  I have to be or all the horrors and injustices I see would scar me personally.  Pondering too long creates a feeling of desolate helplessness with all the badness, violence and oppression in the world.  How can a person like me possibly make a difference?  I’m innocent…

Ubuntu

There is an African philosophy called Ubuntu that has been on my mind lately.  It means “I am what I am because of who we all are”. Desmond Tutu has this to say about it: “It is the essence of being human. It speaks of the fact that my humanity is caught up and is…