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Writings and Readings Blog

Madhu Bazaz Wangu

Guest This Week: James Robinson Jr.

DAY 265, Tuesday September 22, 2020 On Online Mindful Writers Group Page I invite a new guest-of honor every week. This week's guest is humorist James Robinson Jr. To read his daily posts click the button "Visit and Join" at the middle of the Home Page. Here is his bio: James Robinson, Jr. is an award-wining author who has written 6 books in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. His first book, Fighting the Effects of Gravity: A Bittersweet Journey into Middle Life, was an Indie Award winner for nonfiction. His first foray into fiction, Book of Samuel, was a Readers’ Favorite Award Winner. His latest book—Jay Got Married—is a collection of 9 humorous, satirical essays which often speak to ironies and inconsistencies of life. Jay Got Married is not just the title of the book...

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Our Guest This Week: Gail Oare

Gail Oare On Online Mindful Writers Group Page I invite a new guest-of honor every week. This week's guest is poet Gail Oare. To read her daily posts click the button "Visit and Join" at the middle of the Home Page. Here is her bio: Gail is retired from a career in science and educational publishing. She produced manuals, films, magazines and books for several organizations before joining the Materials Research Society to establish its new publications program and serve as director of publications and marketing for 27 years. The business grew to include several international scientific journals and magazines and more than 50 books per year, and led to a partnership with Cambridge University Press. She was also responsible for the society’s computer and web services and for marketing of conferences,...

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Weeklong Guest: Wende Dikec

On Online Mindful Writers Group Page I invite a new guest-of honor every week. This week's guest is the best-selling and award-winning novelist, Wende Smilek Dikec. She also writes as Abigail Drake. To read her daily posts click the button "Visit and Join" at the middle of the Home Page. Here is her bio: Abigail Drake has spent her life traveling the world, collecting stories wherever she visited. She majored in Japanese and Economics in college and worked in import/export and as an ESL teacher before she committed herself full time to writing. She is the award-winning author of thirteen novels, two novellas, and two short stories. Her non-fiction article about the life of a child in Istanbul was published in Faces Magazine (an imprint of Cricket Magazine) in February 2016....

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A Welcome Note

Welcome to Our Website! Breathe deeply and feel comfortable. This is our spiritual space, our power spot. Breathe slowly and consciously and feel at home.  I have met some of you here and many more at Online Mindful Writers Group (OMWG). If you are not familiar with our Online Group please click the OMWG button, “Visit and Join” at the top of the Home Page and get redirected to the Group.  We have been together for several years now exchanging ideas, sharing life experiences and giving and receiving encouragement and insights. Let’s continue our journey of self-discovery, of connecting with the Authentic Self and harnessing the miraculous energies that dwell within each one of us. Please remember to sign up at the end of this page to be updated on new blog posts and...

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Some Musings and A Contemplative Walk

Good Morning!We all have experienced acts of love, compassion and humility amidst the current confusing, divisive, devious and callous socio-cultural environment. Here are three of my experiences:One August morning in West Virginia my husband and I went on a four-hour scenic train ride. We sat near a window on a table for four where we were introduced to a young couple. Together we took pleasure in the scenery, chatted, laughed and ate. It was Maryanne and Bernie’s fifteenth wedding anniversary. They were planning to celebrate it with dinner at an expensive restaurant that evening.For dinner we went to a place with the view of the mountains. The wine and the food were delicious. When it was time for us to pay the bill, the waitress said it had already been...

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The Last Suttee on Sale!

Four times award winning novel, THE LAST SUTTEE is on sale for $1:00 until 31st July at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/741193 AWARDS: Finalist, Multicultural Fiction, Book Excellence Award, 2019.Best in Multicultural Fiction, TAZ, 2018. Honorable Mention, Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Writer's Digest Awards, 2018.Honorable Mention, Mythology/Spirituality, Readers Favorite Awards, 2018. ...

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Kathleen George: July Guest of Honor

I am delighted to welcome Kathleen George as our July Guest-of-Honor. Kathleen’s daily practice couldn’t be more different than mine! What she has common with me, and with us all our love for the English language. Welcome Kathleen! Kathleen George is a professor of theatre and writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of the acclaimed novels Taken, Fallen, Afterimage, The Odds (nominated for an Edgar award for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America). She has also authored Hideout, Simple, and A Measure of Blood. All these procedural thrillers are set in Pittsburgh. Also, in 2014 the University of Pittsburgh Press released The Johnstown Girls,her novel about the Johnstown Flood, and in 2018 a novel about Lena Horne and jazz, The Blues Walked In.  Kathleen is the editor of Pittsburgh Noir, a collection...

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Sudha Balagopal: June Guest of Honor

Sudha Balagopal is both, a fiction writer and a yoga teacher/practitioner. Her writing shapes the yoga instruction and her yoga practice hones her writing. In many ways the two disciplines are intertwined since they both involve drawing inward.  She is the author of a novel, A New Dawn, and two short story collections. For the past three years her focus has shifted to flash fiction. In that time, she has had over three dozen flash pieces published in various journals worldwide. Her flash has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions, and is listed in the Wigleaf Top 50, 2019. She won the Soul Making Contest in the flash category for 2017. More at https://sudhabalagopal.com Good morning, everyone! It is an honor and a privilege to be with all you...

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May Guest-of-Honor

Lisa Diane Kastner @lisadkastner, a former president of Pennwriters, founder of Running Wild Writers Community, and current founder and executive editor of Running Wild Press, is my Guest-of-Honor today at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/706933849506291/?source=create_flow ...

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