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PEN TO PAPER: Reading Rituals

I wasn’t always a reader. And I still don’t read nearly as much as I probably should (being a writer), and for sure not as much as I would like. But I read more than I ever did when I was young.

Since I’m a slow reader, Audio books have helped speed up my pace. All I have to do is open my library app and put in my AirPods when I walk my dog or run errands, and I knock off a couple of chapters. Still, my favorite way to read is to hunker into a cozy chair with tea and a good old fashioned book and just immerse myself in the experience.

How much do you read? And what is your favorite way to do it?

WRITING PROMPT #1: When I read I…

WRITING PROMPT #2: Write “BOOKS” at the top of your page, or document, and start writing. 

WRITING PROMPT #3: Jenna picked up the latest book by _______________ and….

PEACELOVEBASKETBALL: The Evolution of Women’s Basketball

A lot has changed in women’s basketball since I first hit the court. Check out my article, Yes We Can Play at Stack Sports. The piece looks back at the history of women’s basketball and shares how changes such as, moving to a full-court game with dribbling, using a smaller ball and the addition of the three-point line have all taken place during my lifetime…[READ HERE]

PEN TO PAPER: Beat the Heat

It is HOT in Seattle. In fact it’s so hot, it’s hard to think. So I’m keeping today’s prompts quick and easy. Stay cool out there!

WRITING PROMPT #1: Look at the photo above and then write.

WRITING PROMPT #2: How do you like to beat the heat?

WRITING PROMPT #3: When Candice turned on the AC it…

 

PEN TO PAPER: A New Normal

Since Covid, life has been quite different for most of us. Many have lost family and friends, or had them fall deathly ill. Many of us have spent a lot of time at home and sequestered from much of the world. But now as the majority of the population begins to get vaccinated and Covid case numbers decline, what does it feel like for you as life returns to a new normal?

I know I’m happy to get out and see more people, but I am still hesitant when I go into a store where people are not wearing masks. I have close family and friends who are vulnerable and ones who could be negatively effected by a positive test, even if they don’t get sick. (Think of athletes who have missed out on games, matches and money after testing positive). Covid is still around, and though I’m vaccinated, I feel like I should do my part and be more careful. But what does careful mean these days?

I’m not sure. I don’t have the answers. But I do know that I’m trying to do my best to move forward and live a happy and full life in the new normal, and I hope you are too.

WRITING PROMPT #1: Write COVID at the top of your page/document and start writing.

WRITING PROMPT #2: How do you feel when you are around people without masks?

WRITING PROMPT #3: Kelsey took off her mask, tucked it into her purse and…

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