Posts made in June, 2009

Living is Risky Business

May 15, 2009 Introduction to “Living is Risky Business” (The essay begins on page seventeen.) My first attempt at writing the following essay “Living is Risky Business” was, in January, but after five days it wasn’t finished. I was unable to neatly tie together my opening story with some insights that I wanted to share with this audience. The transition from story to ideas just wouldn’t gel in my mind. Out of rare frustration, I mothballed the nearly complete piece and chose to move on to my next idea. I did let a friend read the last draft. Like always, she loved it. Donna encouraged me to share it with the group. I opted not to. Instead, I switched gears with my next two essays that were written on local matters. In March, many of you received the commentary...

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