What Did You Mean to Say?

1. What Did You Mean to Say?

By Robert Poindexter A young man being interviewed was asked what he felt would best describe his greatest asset. He answered confidently, “I am very spell woken.” Realizing his mistake, he quickly corrected with, “I...
Words: the Anchor of Your Story

2. Words: the Anchor of Your...

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “We hear the mantra everywhere: make it visual, use more pictures, forget text–it’s all about images,” said Neicole Crepeau in her recent blog post, In the Age of...
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Refilling the Writer’s Well Through the Hemi...

Refilling the Writer’s Well Through the Hemingway Journey
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” ~Ernest Hemingway Rob and I recently imbibed in a glorious Key West vacation. This was...

Our Story

Our Story
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Seven years ago this month, on December 8, 2006, after responding to a simple, virtual Match.com ‘wink’ from Rob, a life-changing relationship...

Where the Water Is Warm, and the Waves Do Perform

Good morning from Lake Texoma Where the water is warm, And the waves do perform, While you breathe in  The ubiquitous aroma.  Come visit us, We'll make a big fuss, While sharing...

Worry No More

This morning's view, As I walked the shore, The water so calm, And I worried no more. Sun streamed, clouds beamed, Happily, I daydreamed, That today, and tomorrow, All spirits may be redeemed....

Joyous Birthday to Mom, 2014!

Joyous Birthday to Mom! Seventy-five years ago you entered this sphere, I am not alone in exclaiming, I am so glad you are here! My dear mom, raiser of four daughters, A daily mentor and rallying cheerleader!...

Ode to Dad (Merle Barrett) on FatherR...

Ode to Dad on Father's Day 2014 Fifty years ago you became my dad, A dark-haired, handsome man, who rarely ever got mad. Survived you did, many little girl tears, When raising four lively daughters, over...

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