Linda Bates Margison

Writer * Editor * Dreamer

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Day 5: An A-mews-ing Story

For those just joining us, my husband, Rodney, and I are having a nice little friendly competition for September. I will write a blog entry and he will take a photo and include some short thoughts on the photo. I… Continue Reading →

Day 4: Suffering vs. Overcoming

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. — Helen Keller With an hour to spend in my own thoughts today — sitting outside in the Brown County IGA shelter, watching tourists… Continue Reading →

Challenge Day 3: Too early to cheat?

Is it bad that it’s only Day 3 and I’m already cheating? I had planned to spend part of the morning revising my book, and then let my fingers fly across the keyboard for 500 words or so to complete… Continue Reading →

Challenge Day 2: Finding My Direction

I’m a morning writer. I wake up with ideas and inspiration, but by the time I get around to writing, the prolific words dissipate and are lost in a creative abyss. With witty words on the lam, I rely on… Continue Reading →

The Sanity Project: To Lose or Not To Lose

This is a transitional post, bridging my thoughts, actions and writings. First, some updates. If anyone follows my Facebook news feed, my stress from the past few weeks is no mystery. The anxiety began with an eighteen-year-old son homeless in… Continue Reading →

When a Car's Not Just a Car

It’s just a car, right? Maybe. Maybe not. Months of energy, looking and planning and saving and preparing. Getting my hopes up. Having plans fall apart. Not being understood by anyone, because, it’s just a car, right? Moms are a… Continue Reading →

The Land of Confusion

This has been a difficult day. An inspiring day. A day of sorrow and joys. Time for closure and new beginnings. So much running through my head. I think tonight I will just spend time processing and return to a… Continue Reading →

Goodbye… again

I have conflicting emotions. About 6:30 Saturday morning at Indianapolis International Airport — for the second time in just a couple of weeks — I will say goodbye to a son who is embarking on his new life. Even though… Continue Reading →

What If I Could Not Fail?

Zach’s school, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, posted a photo today that reads, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” I’ve seen similar thought-provoking images and quotes on the Internet and Facebook, but… Continue Reading →

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