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Your Body, Your Writing

November 18, 2017 12:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This blog is concerned with the sacral chakra, second from the bottom. Irish writer and poet Christy Brown was born with cerebral palsy and learned to paint and write with the only part of his body not affected by paralysis, his left foot. His autobiography, My Left Foot, was made... read more

On Not Owning a Car

November 14, 2017 2:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What do Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Quincey Jones, Vincent Kartheizer, Dan Savage, David Sedaris and Barbara Streisand all have in common? None of them owns a car. Neither do I, as I said in my last blog Three Tips for a Youthful Body and Mind. My decision to not own... read more

Five Questions with Selina McLemore

November 7, 2017 2:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Authors are usually featured in my Five Questions series, but authors who read this blog can benefit from hearing from talented editors. Selina McLemore is an excellent editor who specializes in romance. I have worked with her in the past couple of years. Her feedback has been invaluable. 1. Writers... read more

Skylar’s First Birthday

November 3, 2017 2:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is one of the many banners hung at Skylar’s first birthday party. In 2002 I signed up to be a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Durham, North Carolina. I was lucky enough to be paired with Vanessa who was twelve years old... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Four

October 31, 2017 1:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Four The moment he left she... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Three

October 27, 2017 2:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Three Serena had, finally, seen no... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter Two

October 24, 2017 3:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter Two Upon leaving the cemetery of... read more

John Carter’s Conundrum – Chapter One

October 20, 2017 3:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The title image is by William Hogarth, an 18th-century English painter and printmaker. Today’s blog as well as next Tuesday’s are the first two chapters of my new short story, John Carter’s Conundrum. For four more short stories available for free, go to: https://julietetelandresen.com/ Chapter One London, 1785 When John Carter... read more

The Magic Flute

October 17, 2017 10:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Tenor Charles Castronovo as Prince Tamino with Julie Taymor’s bear puppets in the 2017 Metropolitan Opera production of Die Zauberflöte. I’m not much of an opera person. Give me an American musical with its snappy song and dance. It’s hard to outdo Nancy Kwan in the 1961 movie of Flower... read more