CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

December 31, 2008

REFLECTING ON MY WRITING LIFE IN 2008

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CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

REFLECTING ON MY WRITING LIFE IN 2008

 

     A time for reflection, both backwards and forwards.
     December is the time to take a look backward. This was done in my Christmas letter written to family and far-distant friends, which I dared post on Christmas Eve (CHRISTMAS LETTER 2008). A response to that risk brought a celebration of my writing life to a glorious end for 2008 when I received an immediate, surprising response. More on that later. I  think tonight I will focus on the writing aspect of the past year, since it that is where I have concentrated much of my effort.
     Publication was NOT in the cards for me in 2008, although I did manage (more…)

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SHOULD THIS HOUSE HAVE SOLD AT A TAX SALE?

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CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

SHOULD THIS HOUSE HAVE SOLD AT A TAX SALE?

And an 86-year old woman displaced after 60 years in her home

     Sixty years. Almost all of my life, and all but sixteen years of Dolly Silbaugh’s life.
     That’s how long Silbaugh has lived in her home on the Farmington Ohiopyle Road, Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. During that time she raised four children. Today, she is homebound there.
     All it will take now, to remove her from her home, is a signature on a deed. A signature that will make the transaction legal, since, in October, the house was (more…)

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