Tips | Writing

So Like Very

By on February 11
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So is one of those filler words. Similar to like and very.  These are words that are overused, really mean nothing,  and don’t add anything to a sentence. If you are writing and you see “so”, “like”, or “very”, take a minute and rethink their use.

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Life

Time

By on January 2

I have noticed that the older I become the faster time moves. I remember when I was young it seemed like days lasted forever and I couldn’t wait to be a grownup. Well, being a grownup is not all that it is cracked up to be. I really miss those days of no bills and frivolous worries like do my socks match my outfit or if a certain person is going to sit next to me today, but I digress… Ah to be young again. I wish that I had savored that time more. Now it seems that no sooner do I wake up then it is time to go to bed again leaving me with a long list of things I wanted to do today undone.

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Life

Halloween Blogger Tag

By on October 28
Halloween Tag 2016 EclecticEvelyn.com

What’s your favorite Halloween movie?

This is my favorite family friendly Halloween movie.

What age did you stop trick-or-treating?

Stop? Nobody told me I had to stop at a certain age.

Even now after the kids come in the neighborhood we adult emptynesters trick or treat each other.

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Life

Memories ‘Round Here #BehindtheBlogger

By on October 4

The prompt for behind the blogger today is ‘Round Here.  ‘Round Here can be anything and nothing but I am supposed to use this prompt to tell something” real” about myself.  Something that the readers of this blog would be interested in learning about that I don’t necessarily blog about most days. This post is supposed to share some insight into my life, but all I can think of is this Tom Petty Song.

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Poetry | Writing

Drowning

By on August 13
Drowning #Poem EclecticEvelyn.com

I am drawn to you like an errant lover
I return time and time again seeking solace
Finding none and finding everything
You call to me from the depths of my soul
Fear bubbling up from the deep
Sucking me into your undertow
Storm waves surge
Reaching for me
I claw my way up
Trying to grasp safety as it slips through my hands
You envelope me
Consume me
We are one
I am none
I look up
The clouds part, the sun beckons me from your depths
I rise and return to the solidity of life
Knowing I will return to you again and again.
The warmth of the womb.

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Life

Why I Love Real Books

By on August 9
Why I Love Real Books EclecticEvelyn.com

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I grew up loving books, real books, with their smudged ink on dog-eared pages held together by bent withering spines. The library was where I wanted to be. Surrounded by all the books I could ever want to read. I didn’t just love reading, I loved the smell and feel of the books. A lot of kids today have never even seen a real book let alone read one. They have kindles, nooks, tablets and cell phones. They even have them in schools now. Half the time I look at kids they have their noses in their devices playing a game. I don’t think I would like being a kid now or maybe I just wouldn’t know any better and would accept that as how life is; but knowing what I know now, I know the kids are missing out on so much. I used to climb trees and read.  If I dropped my book, I just jumped down and grabbed it and climbed right back up.  If a kid dropped their device from a tree, the parents would have to spend at least sixty dollars to get a new one or replace the screen. I know that all these devices connect us around the world but what about the libraries are they going to disappear? Kids should feel the excitement of borrowing a book for the first time with their own library card and they should feel the responsibility of making sure it is back on time in one piece. Kids should be able to hold a book in their hands see the smudged ink the dog-eared pages held together by a bent withering spine and say “Wow someone really loved this book maybe I will too!” Take your kids to the library.  Let them love real books on National Book Lover’s day… Even if it’s just for today put down the devices and hold a real book in your hands.

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