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  • Memoir 101: How to Use Journaling to Write and Tell Your Story

    Memoir 101: How to Use Journaling to Write and Tell Your Story

    20 months ago

    When you're unsure which story from your life defines you best, journaling can help you discover the story you were meant to tell.

  • Memoir 101: How to Use a Journal to Write, and Tell, Your Story

    Memoir 101: How to Use a Journal to Write, and Tell, Your Story

    22 months ago

    Want to write your memoir but don’t know where or how to begin? You’ve already taken the preliminary steps... The next step, the all-important First Step, is to prepare yourself for what comes next.

  • Movie Review: The Founder (of McDonald's)

    Movie Review: The Founder (of McDonald's)

    2 years ago

    The Founder, from director John Lee Hancock and writer Robert Siegel, is a film based on a true story and stars Michael Keaton as The McDonald’s Corporation’s original CEO Ray Kroc.

  • A 2017 Movie Review: Patriots Day

    A 2017 Movie Review: Patriots Day

    2 years ago

    Patriots Day, directed by Peter Berg, stars Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, and J.K. Simmons. The subject: The 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

  • A 2017 Movie Review - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    A 2017 Movie Review - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    2 years ago

    Star Wars: Rogue One, directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta. Chris Weitz, Tony Gilroy and John Knoll, stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, and Alan Tudyk.

  • Rafini's Movie Review: Hidden Figures

    Rafini's Movie Review: Hidden Figures

    2 years ago

    Hidden Figures, a film from director Theodore Melfi, stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe as three African American women working for NASA in 1961, and Kevin Costner as the head of t

  • Rafini's Movie Review: Passengers

    Rafini's Movie Review: Passengers

    2 years ago

    A review of the film Passengers. The film is written by Jon Spaihts, directed by Morten Tyldumm, and stars Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt.

  • Rafini's Movie Review: Fences

    Rafini's Movie Review: Fences

    2 years ago

    Fences, directed by Denzel Washington, is a story about the isolating effects of racism in 1950’s America transitioning into the ever-evolving efforts of 1960’s integration.

  • Remembering George Michael

    Remembering George Michael

    2 years ago

    Missing an icon, George Michael, a day after his death on December 25, 2016.

  • Rafini's Movie Review: Big Eyes

    Rafini's Movie Review: Big Eyes

    2 years ago

    Big Eyes, a 2014 release from director Tim Burton, chronicles the true story of painter Margaret Keane’s introduction and marriage to Walter Keane, and their eventual divorce.

  • Rafini's Movie Review: Collateral Beauty

    Rafini's Movie Review: Collateral Beauty

    2 years ago

    Collateral Beauty, directed by David Frankel, is a new holiday film that re-imagines the classic Dickens tale of redemption into a contemporary story of accepting loss.

  • Devoted


    2 years ago

    A short story I wrote for a class, "Devoted" resulted from an assignment that required a magical creature and something I could teach someone. Lost in the last day shuffle, I never received feedback.

  • The Center of the Universe...Lies Elsewhere

    The Center of the Universe...Lies Elsewhere

    2 years ago

    The Street With Two Names is a setting I wrote for a memoir writing class that I took this past summer. It not only describes the people I remember but the time and place of my childhood, back when I thought the busiest street of my neighborhood...

  • Love Is ... a Silken Tent?

    Love Is ... a Silken Tent?

    21 months ago

    When reading The Silken Tent by Robert Frost, a warm, fuzzy feeling known as love penetrates the senses through not only the diction the narrator uses, but also the figures of speech, tone, metaphors (whether or not implied), symbolism , and the...

  • Pure Faith

    Pure Faith

    2 years ago

    The story, Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is an allegory full of symbolic meaning, which can be discovered through the tone, diction, and style Hawthorne uses in developing Faith as the main, round character, and theme of this story,...

  • Telling Secrets

    Telling Secrets

    2 years ago

    This is my first attempt at Prose Poetry, and is something I'd like to include in my stories.  I began with the line, "Who do you tell your secrets to, when you go to sleep - alone" sitting in my thoughts over the winter.  I hope this poem suits...

  • A Day Without Cigarettes

    A Day Without Cigarettes

    2 years ago

    It was back in January realized I wanted to quit smoking. I had just finished writing out my goals for the year and noticed, quite plainly, that I hadn't really reached the goals I had set for last year. Last year's goals were simple: make...

  • My Miseducation

    My Miseducation

    16 months ago

    When I first started my education, the Equal Rights Amendment was working its way toward being signed into law, in 1972, by the US Congress. I was much too young to understand what was happening in our country, let alone the world. But I do remember...

  • What Does it Take to be Rich?

    What Does it Take to be Rich?

    2 years ago

     What does it mean to be rich?  How does one become rich?  Is it possible to become rich if you weren't born with a Silver Spoon in your mouth or even your hand?  How does it happen, really? First off, I think we need to define rich. ...


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