Author Archive | Kay Adams

Kay’s Journal: Best of 2018

This is a bittersweet blog: The last of Journalverse as we have known it 2013-2018.  As closure, I’ll reintroduce you to three blogs that I found particularly important this year. Jan 16 – Naps and Snacks Although I didn’t

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Prompt Jar: Best of 2018

Our prompts this week derive from April’s Poems of the Day from indie poets. Click the links to be taken to the poem for which the prompt was derived. Monday: Write about a day of rain. Tuesday: Write about the loss of some aspect of health.

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Prompt Jar: Oct 30-31 Halloween JVTY 18

October 30: Costumes Describe the costume you’d wear for Halloween this year. What aspect of your life or personality would this costume represent? October 31: Gremlins What in your life feels like it’s been invaded by gremlins? In the old adage of Murphy’s Law (“if something can go wrong, it will”)

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The Prompt Jar: New Beginnings (Oct 15-21 2018 Jvty)

Oct 15 What are you launching today? What is being birthed in your life, psyche, consciousness? What is fresh and new?   Oct 16 Taking the first two lines (adapted) from the famous poem The Journey by the incomparable Mary Oliver, write from this prompt: One day I finally knew

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Prompt Jar: Travel (Oct 8-14, Jvty 2018)

  Oct 8: Best Trip Write about one of the best travel experiences you’ve ever had. Oct 9: Worst Trip What’s the worst trip you ever took? Why was it awful? Looking back on it, is it funny now? Write about it

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Kay’s Journal: Beginner Mind

Every year since 2002 I have taught at least one Writing and Healing course as adjunct professor in the University of Denver’s Professional Writing master of arts program. Although all of the students are studying to be authors and

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Kay’s Journal: Glitches and Graces

There are sometimes unintended consequences of well-intentioned acts, and I’m responsible for one of those that has regrettably confused some good people at Journalverse. Here’s an explanation, and my apology. On August 30, in preparation for manually discontinuing all

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Poem of the Month: In Blackwater Woods, Mary Oliver

Journalverse began in the blazing colors of autumn, and it retires in the same season, with the trees turning “their own bodies/into pillars of light.” This poignant poem by Mary Oliver, a personal favorite, holds all the complexity of beginnings and endings and the “three things” we “must be able

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Kay’s Journal: Labor of My Days

It’s Labor Day in the USA, a holiday noted mostly for bookending summer. It originated in the mid-1880s as a salute to the “workingman” in trades and crafts, such as Peter McGuire of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners

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Kay’s Journal: Journalverse Becomes Journalversity!

Big changes afoot! As was previously announced, the Journalverse will cease operation in its current form and will become Journalversity — still a learning community for journal writers and facilitators worldwide, but taking a different form. We’ll be debuting

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