Author Archives: amylynn714

About amylynn714

A busy wife and mother pausing to ponder the beauty and complexity of life and share it with words.

Back to the Ice Age

  (Published in The Green Mountain Trading Post on January 11, 2017) In preparation for the arrival of our new refrigerator, I removed the magnets and school calendars and shopping lists and coupons from the old refrigerator door. I found … Continue reading

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Limited Visibility

  The north wind doth blow, And we shall have snow ~nursery rhyme We are in the midst of a blizzard. A writer friend of mine who sees the world more poetically than most says she is “snuggled home enjoying … Continue reading

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Resolution 2018: Just DON’T do it!

I’m not hoping for a better year in 2018. I hear well wishes at every turn, and I appreciate the sentiment, but I find myself seeking a more meaningful, honest response to their greeting. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Zuzu’s Petals

“Whatever you do, just don’t lose heart. Keep on pushing back the dark.” ~Josh Wilson One of our family’s Christmas traditions is watching It’s a Wonderful Life. This black and white film from 1946 tells the tale of George Bailey, a … Continue reading

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Forever Changed

My son missed the bus. It was his second year in high school after having been home schooled since fourth grade. I was still homeschooling my two younger children. I would have to wake them up early to drive him … Continue reading

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The Defiant Pen

Three gifts for today. . .     274. geese on open water in late November         275. a son’s safe journey home             276. the soft weight of a thousand prayers pressing in through the stitches of a            … Continue reading

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Scriptophilia (and Harold) made me do it

Confession? I quit NaNoWriMo. Wednesday, November 15 was my last day. I wrote (and fudged and outlined and talked to myself on paper) for fifteen days and 24,002 words, and then I decided to stop kidding myself. I had (have) … Continue reading

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