Thursday, August 6, 2020

Wee-Sources Wee-visited

Happy Friday!
The AMAZING Laura Purdie Salas is hosting Poetry Friday this week.
I invite you to partake in all the poetry goodness!
Today I am Wee-visiting some Wee-Sources to give you an update.

💟 In June I told you about a Wee-Source for FREE international, daily magazine of haiku and micropoetry called tinywords.

The editors say this about their journal:
"Our goal is to publish excellent poetry whose ambitions and effects far outstrip its small size."

They are now accepting submissions, through the end of August, for their 20th anniversary issue.

To submit haiku, haiga, or other short poetry, use the form here: https://tinywords.com/submit/

Got a tiny poem in you that you want to share with the world? Submit!

💟 In July I told you about the good peeps at Teach Write, LLC and their Teach Write Academy.


I joined (there is a fee) the August group of Time to Write: An Online Writing Workshop for Teacher-Writers and I have to say I LOVE it!
I'm trying my hand at a non-fiction STEAM article - something outside of my comfort zone. Just having dedicated writing time with a kind and supportive (appropriately socially distanced) group has given me the confidence to try something new.
I invite you to check it out!

💟 Also in June I told you about my empowering and inspiring friend, Kathleen Pickrel and her book It is What it is...Now What?!: A Guide for Getting From Where You are to WHO You Want to be 

Well, Kathleen has started the free Becoming Congruent Book Club. The first book she is featuring is The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor. 
The first meeting is on Thursday 13 August at 5pm PST/8pm EST

After you sign up (it's free!) you will get a Zoom invite and some questions to ponder as you read.

Here is the Facebook link for all of you FB peeps.

For timezone reasons I will be watching the video replay, but I will be reading along!

With the state of world I know I could use some help with happiness right about now. Couldn't you? Join us!

💟 Last week I shared my broken arm with you. This week I am happy to report that I am already out of the cast - they took it off on day 6!

I went to physiotherapy today and it is feeling A LOT better! I just have to remember to NOT lift anything with my left arm for 5 more weeks...
Thank you for all the kind words and well wishes for my speedy recovery! It worked! 😘

💟 And finally, I am Wee-visiting this picture of my two girls.
The wee baby is my Maureen being held by her big sister, my Colleen...17 years ago!

How is it possible that our children age, but we don't? 😉
HUGE happy birthday to my daughter Maureen!

Today's tiny poem is about my not so tiny (because she is 17!) daughter, Maureen:
a world traveler
at just seventeen
grateful and kind
her intellect keen
©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

20 comments:

  1. Oh, this. ➡️ "How is it possible that our children age, but we don't?" Yes! I'm in that club.

    Wow - that is a speedy recovery on your arm. Look after it and finish the race strong.

    It sounds like you have heaps of good stuff happening in amongst the crazy of this year. I do love your wee-things. They are a wee-bit cute!

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    1. Thanks, Kat! Crazy year indeed, but lots to be thankful for - especially helmets when riding a bike (into a bush!). ;)

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  2. My granddaughter broke her arm early this summer, also had to wait to do much after the cast was off. Sorry I didn't know about your arm, but glad it's better already! Thanks for all the good links. The TeachWrite community is wonderful & though I don't teach anymore, I'm sure many are benefitting from their work! My son't birthday is today, too, so Happiest Birthday wishes to your Maureen, Bridget! Thanks for every bit of this rich post!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I'm in good company with your granddaughter - busted arms unite! And happiest birthdays to your son! Leo's make for great children, must be their awesome parents. ;)

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  3. I appreciate your sharing links for submissions. Congratulations that your cast is off and you're healing. I'm sure your daughter loved the poem you wrote about her. It's "wee" but says a great deal.

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    1. Thanks, Janice! Glad you saw this submission link. I saw your post and thought of you for tinywords. :)

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! Your visit here is wonderful as well. :)

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  5. That's great about your arm! Keep it safe! I got a small hand injury this week that made me check when I last had a tetanus shot. 2012-- whew.
    Happy birthday to Maureen! She has many wonderful attributes! 🎂

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    1. Maureen thanks you, Tabatha! Ouch - any kind of injury is the pits. Speaking of which, I actually had to get a tetanus shot in the OTHER arm because the bush I hit took a gash out of it. And I couldn't remember the last time I had had one. Double insult to injury.

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  6. Wow, you healed quickly! Take care. Love your poem in honor of your daughter (happy birthday, Maureen!). Our younger daughter (24) has lived overseas for almost 5 years, but she has been sheltering with us since mid-March. Not sure when she'll be able to get back to her overseas life, but I think it will be relatively soon, and it will be very hard to see her go.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Hug your girl extra tight until it's her time return overseas. Hopefully, movement between countries will get easier sooner than later. :)

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  7. Watching our kids grow up is such a blessing, though I oftentimes wonder how I have grandchildren now! Thank you for sharing your wonderful poem, and "Happy Birthday!" to Maureen.

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    1. Thanks, Tim! I look forward to grandkids...in due time. Maureen felt all the birthday kindness. :)

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  8. What a great post! Filled with good news(I'm so glad your arm is healing quickly!), celebration (Happy Birthday, Maureen!), writing communities, resources and generosity. Thanks for all the annotated links! Stay on that healing path :)

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    1. Thank you! Patience seems to be the key to healing...I'm working on that. :)

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  9. Thanks for all the resources! (Wee-sources!!) I look forward to a time in my life when I can dabble. Right now, it's all brain cells on deck for the school year!

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    1. Sending you all the healthy protective vibes as you transition into the new school year, Mary Lee! :)

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  10. Beautiful Wee poem Bridget for Maureen, and Many Happy Birthdays to her! Thanks for all these wonderful sources, if my life ever slows down I'd love to try the, "Happiness Advantage." I'm teaching 2 art classes online this summer and more in the fall so there's very little down time. Sorry I missed your post last week–I'm glad you are doing better and sending wishes for more healing.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I highly recommend this book when you get a chance. Congrats on all good stuff you have going on - you're students are lucky to have you as an instructor. :)

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