Chrissie’s Blog

Table Rock Writers Group

Table Rock Writers Group

I was able to attend the Table Rock Writers Group in Little Switzerland, NC, from August 28-September 2. I was told about the Memoir class specifically by my dear friend Darnell Arnoult, who was slated to teach the Memoir class. So I signed up for Memoir, excited to...

Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth

Saying Goodbye to Elizabeth

You're welcome to your opinions. I'm allowed mine, too. Plans that have been in the works for decades are being carried out to the letter. Out of respect, out of honor, out of dignity to a life lived in service and duty from a young age. Not in perfection, but in the...

Losing Words

Losing Words

I have been doing a lot of writing in the past couple of weeks. I wrote some pretty decent starts and dribbles for my memoir about the Epic European (and UK) Excursion at Table Rock Writers from August 29-September 2. But I wrote it all in a notebook and was beginning...

Words

Words

When mute words Fall on deaf ears And hard hearts Do not melt, The power we Deny ourselves By not speaking Kills the moment. Unleashing words Must open ears, Must ready hearts For receiving words; To empower each soul, In heart-warmed ways To utter those thoughts And...

When Parents Cry

When Parents Cry

I remember coming home from the beach a month ago, exhausted from watching the road, avoiding potholes, listening to Becky talk about her three kids, the two I jokingly call her bad ones, who refuse to do just about anything for themselves or to help her out around...

One Happy Thing

One Happy Thing

I want to write one happy thing. One hopeful thing. I want to find one happy, hopeful thing to focus on tonight. I haven’t written a single creative thing since we left Hindman on July 28. I feel so stuck. I feel like I’m trapped somewhere and I keep reaching for a...