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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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In Response to Ann Garvin

In Response to Ann Garvin’s I Like you Better When You’re Not Here Reviewed Mary E. Latela 7/13/2016 Dear Ann, I could have been swallowed up in your novel – I understand that it’s just not healthy to take care … Continue reading

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Remember Them

Memorial Day, reflection by Mary E. Latela. May 30, 2016   What is the most important task of those who have lost loved ones – To remember them, never, never to forget them! On this Memorial Day and from time … Continue reading

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Reflection by Mary E. Latela, May 5, 2016 In Intro to Bioethics: A Religious Perspective (Panicola, Anthem Press), the final test was to choose a case we had not studied, analyze it, and write a full report as if we … Continue reading

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But It’s Research

But It’s Research by Mary E. Latela, April 23, 2016 I grew up very close to Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, and without realizing it, my heart beat must have been in sync with the ocean’s rhythm.  I smelled … Continue reading

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Interdependence … Are you Serious?

Dependence and Independence are concepts, ideas, hard to explain, and impossible to comprehend when looked at as opposites, or in isolation. These days important teachers remind us that we are interdependent – people with people, people with the earth, animals, … Continue reading

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How to Succeed

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, December 5, 2015 We were preparing to say farewell to a wonderful man who had just died, and whose funeral was coming  up. When asked for my input, I suggested a quotation from Ralph Waldo … Continue reading

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The Price I Paid for Being a Writer.

Mary E. Latela, November 28, 2015 I began to write because I had a wonderful English teacher in the eighth grade, the late Elizabeth Connellan. Besides all the readings and memorizing vocabulary, our teacher emphasized good writing, including creative writing.  … Continue reading

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Pushy – No! Assertive – Yes!

Pushy – No!   Assertive – Yes!  Mary E. Latela October 26, 2015 I read about the qualities writers should develop in order to be a good marketer. Yes, my Dad was in Sales, and he had a personality to go with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

Mary Latela October 10, 2015 We always made our own birthday cards, and now the little ones are making their own. One rule is not to spell out or correct the work of a little artist. My little guy handed … Continue reading

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