Brave and Reckless Call for Submissions – Sharing Our Truths: Finding Connection Through Writing And Art As We Process covid-19

I wrote earlier today about personal struggles I am having deciding what to post on Brave and Reckless during these uncertain times (While Rome Burns).  My very wise friend Georgiann Carlson at Rethinking Life reminded me that I am known for my writing/creativity prompts and that it would make sense for me to collect and publish writing … Continue reading Brave and Reckless Call for Submissions – Sharing Our Truths: Finding Connection Through Writing And Art As We Process covid-19

Sunday Chat with Stephen, 3/29/20, or the one where I quote Toni Morrison (again) and talk about the home you have here at the Go Dog Go Cafe. (P.S. Stay Home and Wash Your HANDS!)

"This region is not like it was when I lived here, but in a way it doesn't matter because home is memory and companions and/or friends who share the memory. But equally important as the memory and place and people of one's personal home is the very idea of home. What do we mean when … Continue reading Sunday Chat with Stephen, 3/29/20, or the one where I quote Toni Morrison (again) and talk about the home you have here at the Go Dog Go Cafe. (P.S. Stay Home and Wash Your HANDS!)

Brave and Reckless ‘I am more than breath and bone’ Creativity Prompt Challenge

One of my favorite Brave and Reckless writing challenges from 2017 was the phrase ‘I am more than breath and bone’.  This worthy prompt will serve as my April Creativity Challenge and I look forward to seeing what new pieces of writing or art it might inspire. The Rules Write or create an original piece … Continue reading Brave and Reckless ‘I am more than breath and bone’ Creativity Prompt Challenge

Promote Yourself Monday, March 23, 2020 and Round UP from March 16, 2020

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  We had another great week perhaps because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. So please, once again, ALL Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the … Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday, March 23, 2020 and Round UP from March 16, 2020

Updated: Sunday Chat with Stephen, 3/22/20, or we are open for business… join us

Admittedly, I feel at a loss this week. So much has changed here in the United States in such a short time that whiplash does not do it justice. I cannot begin to imagine the collective grief of Italians and Iranians who are experiencing the worst of the Coronavirus outbreak. Sure last week we were … Continue reading Updated: Sunday Chat with Stephen, 3/22/20, or we are open for business… join us

Promote Yourself Monday, March 16, 2020 and Round UP from March 9, 2020!

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday! Another great week last week, now that we got the bugs worked out from the week before. Overall we had 270 views, 45 likes and 263 comments. As I have said before, numbers cannot measure the community we build worldwide with this wonderful feature, they sure tell us how important it … Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday, March 16, 2020 and Round UP from March 9, 2020!

TP Haiku and Sunday Chat with Steve 3/15/20, the one where I thank old friends of the Cafe

White square rarity What else can serve your purpose? No one wants to know ~ Em C. 3.14.20TP Haiku Go Dog Go Cafe friends, baristas and guests... some of you may recall that the idea of an Internet coffee shop for writers was inspired by an exchange I had with Poet Girl Em a few … Continue reading TP Haiku and Sunday Chat with Steve 3/15/20, the one where I thank old friends of the Cafe

Promote Yourself Monday, March 9, 2020 and Round UP, March 2, 2020

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the … Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday, March 9, 2020 and Round UP, March 2, 2020

Stephen’s Sunday Chat 3/8/20: The One Where We Say Thank You to the Women of the Cafe in Honor of International Women’s Day with a Thank You to Toni Morrison

"How bleak, unlivable, insufferable existence becomes when we are deprived of artwork. That the life and work of writers facing peril must be protected is urgent, but along with that urgency we should remind ourselves that their absence, the choking off of a writer's work, its cruel amputation, is of equal peril to us. The … Continue reading Stephen’s Sunday Chat 3/8/20: The One Where We Say Thank You to the Women of the Cafe in Honor of International Women’s Day with a Thank You to Toni Morrison