Author Archives: lmp

commute

Lately I’ve been taking a slightly longer route home from work to avoid some road construction. It is stunning in the fall – about fifteen minutes of winding, country roads through trees. The houses are unobtrusively set back. I took … Continue reading

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literary fiction is good for you

“…after reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or serious nonfiction, people performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence — skills that come in especially handy when you are trying to read someone’s body language … Continue reading

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apple picking

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a good day

So long, Sallie Mae.

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AWP

This is where I’ll be spending the next three days. I can’t wait!

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recently published

Read Bread on Running Waters, a poetry collection, by the talented Ani Gjika and Middle Men, short stories by Jim Gavin.

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Italy

Read the heartbreaking “Italy” by my dear friend and fellow BU alum, Antonio Elefano, just published in The Journal.

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orchard

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Bug Light

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Scrivener

Earlier this summer I downloaded the free trial of a writing program called Scrivener. I have always used Word, but find organization within that program frustrating. I often keep a separate document for notes and a third for an outline. … Continue reading

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