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Writings and Readings Blog

Madhu Bazaz Wangu

Guest This Week: Jennifer D. Diamond

At the Online Mindful Writers Group (OMWG) Page, I invite a new guest-of-honor every week. This week's guest is Jennifer D. Diamond. To read her daily posts go to the Home Page on this website and click the middle button, "Visit and Join." Here is her bio: Jennifer D. Diamond, MS/CCC-SLP, holds national certification in Speech/Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Pennsylvania K-12 teaching certificates for Speech/Language Impairment and Reading Specialist, PA state licensure in Speech/Language Therapy, and is a writer of short stories, personal essays, and In-Between/Tween Fiction. Diamond’s first published short story appears in the Mindful Writers Retreat Anthology, Over the River and Through the Woods, forward by Kathleen Shoop, edited by Demi Stevens, 2019. Her short personal essay, Fighting the Shadows, was accepted for the COVID-19 themed anthology, The New Normal:...

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Guest This Week: Rudri Bhatt Patel

At the Online Mindful Writers Group (OMWG) Page, I invite a new guest-of-honor every week. This week's guest is the co-founder and editor of The Sunlight Press. To read her daily posts go to the Home Page on this website and click the middle button, "Visit and Join." Here is her bio: Rudri Bhatt Patel is a lawyer turned writer and editor. Prior to attending law school, she graduated with an MA in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She is the co-founder and editor of the literary journal, The Sunlight Press, and on staff at Literary Mama and her work has appeared in Pidgeonholes, Milk Candy Review, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Saveur, DAME, Brain, Child Magazine, ESPN,  Mothers Always Write,  Phoenix New Times and elsewhere. She is currently working on...

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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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