Some Mistakes Were Made

Some, by Marilyn J. Rowland

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Remembering JFK

My first reaction was to look at my best friend, across the room from me in eleventh-grade Honors English class and laugh, and even 50 years later, I cannot explain … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Musical Mistakes

I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes. Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) Some people can play so well, so confidently, that you might imagine they never make mistakes. … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Birth of a Writer

“Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer.” Jose Saramago I picked this … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Proper Use of Art Supplies

This is not the highest and best use of art supplies. I bought these crayons long ago, mail-order, after seeing them in a catalog of wondrous things to inspire children’s … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Hoarding and Sharing

“We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.” Billy Graham (born 1918) I’m not sure what the context of Billy Graham’s statement, above, was, but … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brothers and Sisters and a Cello

I just finished watching all five seasons of “Brothers and Sisters” on Netflix. I wish I had time to watch it again and note all the inconsistencies and oddities, but … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unexpected Outcomes

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” James Joyce (1882-1941) When I was 14, I was diagnosed with scoliosis (curvature of the spine), and told that I would need surgery, following … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Lesson from Steve Jobs

“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Moving On

Weight has always been an issue with me. Even when I was thin, I wanted to be thinner. I am quite overweight now and have been for the last 20 … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mistakes Were Made

“Mistakes Were Made,” parts 1 and 2, were the titles of two early episodes of the television series, “Brothers and Sisters,” which I am currently watching on Netflix, having missed … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment