Four words are better than one.

Let’s face it, resolutions at the new year usually don’t work. They inevitably die by the first of February. This truth lead me in 2012 to adopt a single word on January 1st to be a guide for the following twelve months. The word was to be my theme for…

A timeless message.

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As I car shopped this week, I thought about a story I wrote sixteen years ago. It’s about a then sixteen-year-old car I was driving at the time and how it reflected who I was, if I were to believe the radio commercials of the time.

Even though the ad…

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Buried deep in a box full of stuff located in my mother’s garage, I find a fragile hourglass, filled with shimmery aqua-colored sand. No framework protects its delicate structure. I flip it over and watch the sand form a crumbly pyramid in the bottom globe.

This gets placed in the…

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My old drinking buddy still drinks and since I’ve quit, we’ve grown apart. She’s digging herself an early grave. I can see it — now. I was doing the same thing. We’ve talked about it but it’s a touchy subject. And just because I want her to quit isn’t a…

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Somewhere in my youth I got it in my head that certain things, like home decor, had to match or you had no taste, no class, no style.

At my grandparent’s home, there were oak-paneled walls and a dark, walnut entertainment center. To make matters worse, the living room furniture…

Rebecca Hall

Artist who writes and writer who arts. a.k.a. The Creativ1. Blogs at

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