Reviews of In The Weeds

Check out these two reviews of In The Weeds, From: Jenniereads.com In the Weeds by Ruthie Robinson From: Juliapicks1.com In The Weeds: A Substitute’s Story by Ruthie Robinson From: Kirkus Reviews https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ruthie-robinson/in-the-weeds/      

Love is,

This except is from the start of the Movie Love Actually. It reminds me. Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It …read more

Do Overs – Nominee for first ever RT Review Source Award

Hi Ruthie, Congratulations! DO OVERS has been selected as one of the nominees for the first ever RT Review Source Award. See https://www.rtbookreviews.com/award/2016/rt-review-source. Please feel free to share the news. The winner will be announced in May at our annual RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta.  

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord make me a instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is sadness, joy. Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be …read more

Love is love is love is love is love.

A sonnet written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the broadway show Hamilton. My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees She is a perfect symphony of one, Our son is her most beautiful reprise We chase the melodies that seem to find us Until they’re finished songs and …read more

Desiderata

I had a different post in mind this morning, but after listening to the news and I needed a reminder, so I posted this poem instead.   Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all …read more

More Thoughts on Writing

Below is another excerpt that is-was helpful to me. It’s a reminder to do me.  It’s taken from The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screenwriters, Insider Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers, by Karl Iglesias. It’s divided into six parts, Passions, Creativity, Discipline, Storycraft, Marketing, The Four Ps. The section below is taken from Part 1, …read more

Thoughts On Writing

Found this piece written by Richard Ridley, an award-winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor. This is not the entire piece, just the part that resonated with me. “No on will read your books. That’s what you should tell yourself every time you sit down to write. I don’t think that’s true. In fact, I have …read more

My Mother

My mother, Linda Marie, has spent the last six years battling cancer. Started out as breast cancer, then moved on to her lungs, and eventually it was everywhere. Six week ago, she ended up in the hospital, after a fall, and we were given the devastating news that she would be placed under hospice care …read more

On Marriage

This is the closing paragraph of Supreme Justice Anthony Kennedy, gay marriage’s ruling. I think it is an excellent statement on what marriage is. No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they …read more