Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Glass Ceiling is Shattered… Again

A couple of weeks ago, you might have heard the sound of glass, shattering loudly, like fireworks or a very noise rain, on and on!  Reflection by Mary E. Latela  August 31,2016 Hillary Rodham Clinton has become the first woman … Continue reading

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When You Allow Others to Comment

Reflection by Mary E. Latela     August 27, 2016. The following blurb was posted on Twitter: (8/27/16, n.a.): “You must be open to criticism. You must be open to revising more times than you think you can stomach[] if you refuse to listen to … Continue reading

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Let me share something I just realized!

 Think It Over ~  Reflection, Mary Latela, 8/20/2016 For many years, every decision I made was based on either fear or impulse. In fear, I took flight, went away, and lost valuable time/space which I never redeemed. Once I lost 10 … Continue reading

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Stories to Tell

The Aleut Peoples, wordpress Stories, reflection by Mary E. Latela 8/18/2016 It seems that I’ve been collecting stories for a long, long time. That’s good! I recall some lovely times with my Grandma, how she taught me to crochet, and … Continue reading

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Succeed as a Writer? Yes, you can!

Reflection by Mary E. Latela. Thanks to Jeff Goins for the seeds for this essay. I just read Jeff Goins in-your-face, honest essay about why so few people make it as a writer. Jeff, I look at this a little … Continue reading

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Taking the Road Less Travelled

January 19, 2016 The Road Less Traveled by Mary E Latela So, Caroline told me that she saw a post on Google linked to findagrave.com, announcing your death as of August 5, 2014.  This was a shock, of course, because … Continue reading

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In the Beginning (novella w.i.p.)

In the Beginning of A Marriage by Mary E. Latela August, 2016 I’m Going to Fix this Marriage if it Kills Me; And how it almost did I suppose I should have been skeptical that a fairly nice looking man … Continue reading

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Speculation, Willingness

Interaction: Maddow & Warren by Mary E. Latela August 6, 2016 MADDOW: And I know you’re not seeking the job and I know you love being a senator. But if you were asked to be Secretary Clinton’s running mate, do … Continue reading

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Calming My Heart

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, August 15, 2016 We learned a while back that my ex-husband died, not recently either, over a year ago. In all honesty, my initial reaction was, who will have sympathy for me? In other words, I was … Continue reading

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I Cannot Tell a Lie… Can You?

Reflection, Mary E. Latela, August 7, 2016 Tell the truth. Be yourself. Do not lie because the world is so mixed up and you need to be understood for who you are and what you believe.  

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