Category Archives: Writing

Ode to the future in this #AtoZChallenge haiku

/ / / Once order is restored, there is so much to do. / / / / / I will sip coffee with my husband at Track 5 in Cranford. I will drive to Philadelphia to visit my in-laws and … Continue reading

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Laugh with today’s #AtoZChallenge

1 . 3 . 5 . 7.. MAKE THIS and all text above WHITE Today is International Moment of Laughter Day, so find something that brings you delight. I learned that tidbit of fun after I wrote today’s haiku feeling … Continue reading

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Insist on creativity for #AtoZChallenge

. . Today’s Alphabet Haiku is brought to you by the letter I. -.- .- .- .- .- . . . . Isn’t it interesting? Intriguing? Intrigued? Indeed.

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GO get ’em on this #AtoZChallenge

I never, ever thought I’d say this, but I miss being dragged around to PokemonGO events. For those unfamiliar: PokemonGO is a phone app game that encourages activity.  It was the first game that required you to play outside, not … Continue reading

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Find fish and friends in #AtoZChallenge haiku

One fine way for a writer to procrastinate is with Fish. Fish are Zen in motion. They go where they want, flip around in a different path at a whim. Writers identify with this path as they look for the … Continue reading

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Encourage entertainment on the radio with #AtoZChallenge

Every Monday at 10:00am is the best start to my week. NJ 101.5 is the New Jersey talk radio station whose hosts talk about everything entertaining.  Weekday morning commuting hours feature mostly news, politics and serious stuff.  The fun part … Continue reading

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Dare: Are bloggers real writers? #AtoZChallenge

My name is Diana, and I am a writer. I state that up front because despite my published articles, books and national writing awards, some people still raise eyebrows at the thought of writing being a profession.  You know, those … Continue reading

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Childhood memoir in haiku for #AtoZChallenge

Here’s a slice of childhood life from my short memoir Lessons from Dad: A Letter to You: Thank you for playing games with me.  Not many kids can say this.  I still have that picture from when I was two … Continue reading

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“B”eing planted in the #AtoZChallenge moment

A gardener by any means I am not, but I cultivate a deep green houseplant forest. . The lawn art my neighbors accomplish humbles me, but endless cycle of pulling weeds is not worth it. Houseplants are as green as … Continue reading

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April 1: Art, Artists and #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to Day 1 of the AtoZ Blog Challenge. Today I feel more Zzzzzz than Awake. April is just one of those busy months. And, really, how did it become the 4th month already? I’m distracted with inconveniences today, not … Continue reading

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My fun #AtoZChallenge 2020 Theme Reveal

I wrote a haiku based on the letter X that does not include the word “xylophone”. I hope you love the alphabet because we couldn’t write without it. April is the month bloggers around the world unite to write daily posts … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Lapras

Sometimes you have to believe, and sometimes you need to be believed in. This is the story of a Lapras, the fighter in all of us. In June 2017, my husband and I were adjusting to life in our New … Continue reading

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Create your signature writing word

I found my writing self in one word. Continuing from this blog post last week, I needed to find myself after losing my domain name. I needed to redefine myself. I found myself in one word: funky. Since you’re visiting … Continue reading

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Playing Games with Haiku Horizons #245

I have missed writing haiku. Every Tuesday at my Montclair Writers Support Group, each person introduces themselves and talks about writing struggles and goals. I tweak my intro every week, but it always contains “award-winning writer,” “author,” “memoir,” blah blah … Continue reading

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The Pledge of Allegiance written in emoji

In honor of July 4th, I wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in emoji. Emoji has taken over our world. My number one text image is the smiley kissey face. If you ever wondered how the Pledge of Allegiance would read as … Continue reading

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How I almost lost my blog

Welcome. I almost lost this blog. For a number of reasons, I lost my domain name “dwhirsch.com.” If you click there now, you can buy shoes online. Don’t! Boycott shoes! What’s even more insulting is that the site has nothing … Continue reading

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Happy anti-New Year! Words, focus and remembering January

How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? If you still remember even one of them, that’s not a bad way to start Monday, July 1, 2019. January 1st was a day filled with promise and goals and plans for … Continue reading

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Reading Challenges: good or bad?

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”~Thomas Jefferson, American president How sad it is that we as a society make even the joy of reading a massive social media event? There are gazumerous reading challenges out there. … Continue reading

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November 1: An anti-NaNoWriMo post

“I own and operate a ferocious ego.”~Bill Moyers, American journalist I forgot. It didn’t matter that a friend asked to buddy me. It didn’t matter that I filled out my form and updated my info. Nope, none of that. I … Continue reading

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Choose your own words in haiku and adventure

“Only I can change my life; no one can do it for me.”~Carol Burnett, American actress Words and video games don’t mix. The video game Zork? is a simple game: type your actions. The puzzle in this text-only game is … Continue reading

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