Her novel EMMA showed me how stupid I’d been

Jane Austen, colorized version. Wikimedia Commons


A sample letter to send off today

Campaign Zero graphic representing 8 strategies for ending police violence


No, it’s not because they are getting unemployment checks

Bartender lining up glasses of beer
Bartender lining up glasses of beer
Photo by Proriat Hospitality on Unsplash


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Going no-contact with toxic parents

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The original purpose of bail was to insure a defendant’s appearance at trial. Now it’s a different story.

Metal jail cell door with white person’s hand gripping a bar. Unclear if the person is inside or outside of the cell.
Metal jail cell door with white person’s hand gripping a bar. Unclear if the person is inside or outside of the cell.
Photo by Weston MacKinnon on Unsplash


#NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompts

Asian woman with white hair and glasses, hands folded under her chin, wearing a bright yellow shirt
Asian woman with white hair and glasses, hands folded under her chin, wearing a bright yellow shirt
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NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompts

An olive green book of Shakespeare nestled in a white duvet with a cup and saucer
An olive green book of Shakespeare nestled in a white duvet with a cup and saucer
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#NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompts

White datura blossom
White datura blossom
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Some poets believe imposed limits free them from their mind’s repetitive patterns.


a display of accordion fold paper flowers (or possibly the tops of umbrellas) in shades of yellow
a display of accordion fold paper flowers (or possibly the tops of umbrellas) in shades of yellow
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Michele Sharpe

Words in NYT, WaPo, Oprah Mag, Poets&Writers, et als. Adoptee/high school dropout/hep C survivor/former trial attorney. @MicheleJSharpe & MicheleSharpe.com

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