too bad I didn’t join earlier, eh?

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I learned about Medium several months ago and really enjoyed participating…for a little while. Unfortunately for me and, evidently, many other short-form writers, the way Medium evaluates and assigns earnings changed dramatically.

Now, my work most often goes unseen and apparently worthless. Soon, it will cost me more to be…

for my Graces at Christmastime

Christmas at author’s house

One of the visible spirits of Grace in my life,
You offer me always more love than I’ve ever deserved;
With critical eye and kind heart you regard what I do
And judge it all with generosity, always unswerved.
When I go walking the thin ice of hard public scrutiny,
Your hand’s there to steady…

Truth that rhymes

The Invisible Woman (author’s photo)

“Truth fails not,” a man once said
(Though honors soon went to his head).
As men grow older, truth grows hard,
Replaced by money and regard
Till, petrified with work long past,
Each falls to mumbling at the last,
While still believing that his voice
Is clear and strong. What is his choice…

Jane Woodman

too soon old, too late smart

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