This is the result of a personal challenge to be creative daily for the next year; uncensored; unedited; from the heart. (I DID IT! April/2015 marked one year of posting daily πŸ™‚ I now continue on this journey excited to see where it will lead; and happy to continue the WordPress friendships I have formed on the way!)


Thank-you for stopping by my site πŸ™‚

You are now entering the domain of a middle-aged scribbler mom. I am an ink slinging, aspiring poet searching for a deeper sense of self.

This blog began as a sassy, “I’ll show you” response to a friend who challenged me to write daily. I am grateful because it has become so much more.
It has become a place of connection with other bloggers (Hortus Closus, A Writer’s Path, The Haunted Lullaby, Healing Pilgrim), a place of inspiration, and a place to creatively try new ideas.

Several years ago I left the safety and security of running on paved city pathways to explore going off the beaten path with trail running. Today writing takes me well away from the safety and security of what I know and do (think: Type A dental hygienist!) I never know where inspiration will lead.

I hope you will be engaged and stimulated through my writing. I hope you will be inspired to have a conversation with myself and others through leaving a comment and your opinion. And I hope you will be inspired to follow!

“I may not have reached where I intended to go…But I think I ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

48 thoughts on “About

  1. Julie says:

    Congratulations Mary. So pleased to see you putting your work out there for us all to enjoy πŸ™‚

  2. Shari Risoff says:

    Looking forward to following your journey.

    • mincs1 says:

      Thank-you for choosing to follow my blog, Shari. I have looked at your site and I am very interested in reading your book, Released!

  3. lisa Braden says:

    Mary, these poems are beautiful. Keep them coming!
    A big hug,

  4. Yet again, a link between two persons who, ordinarily, would never have come across the other. My way of thanking you for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Your poems will always be a wonderful treat for my readers if you wanted to offer a guest post. Best wishes.

  5. mincs1 says:

    Thank you Paul! I am a dog lover and I feel anyone who has chosen to title their blog Learning from Dogs has to be worth following! πŸ™‚

  6. Really enjoy your expressions πŸ™‚ Keep it up, and thanks for the inspiration too πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for the follow on my blog. I love the design of yours!! Looking forward to reading through some of your posts!! Tina

  8. Jori says:

    You are truly talented!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I love this!

  9. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi Mary, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. I am enjoying reading your powerful poetry.

  10. mincs1 says:

    Your photography is beautiful, Jane! Your site is definitely worth checking out. You have a wonderful way of viewing the world πŸ™‚

  11. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

  12. cherylfoston says:

    Hi Mary, I wish you much success with your goal here. From what I see so far, I am sure you will do very well.

  13. kauaiartist says:

    Thank you so much for liking my poetry on WordMusic. I appreciate the encouragement so much! Happy Holidays.

    Brent Kincaid

  14. kauaiartist says:

    Thank you. I have another blog that has almost all of my poems. It is:
    http://poetbutknowit.blogspot.com. Poems of all kinds, about all kinds of subjects.

    Happy Holiday.

  15. kauaiartist says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment of my poem Wee House on WordMusic. You got exactly what I was feeling and trying to convey. That warms my heart. Happy holidays!!!

    Brent Kincaid

  16. kauaiartist says:

    I love that Baba with the babushka. I wish I had thought up that rhyme. But then, no Jews were allowed in my family…the bigots that they were. See why I left as soon as I could?

  17. Cat says:

    Looking forward to sharing in your creativity. Happy New Year!

  18. Hi, thank you for the follow on my blog, best wishes on your journey, Vonita πŸ™‚

  19. There is a great challenge called Spread the Love and I have tagged you in it! Much <3!

  20. No longer a “trail runner” I wrote that into my main character from my first two novels. He is a flawed hero but finds weaving through the forest and fields mind clearing and healing. It also gives me license to fill back story and set mood and sense of place.

  21. mincs1 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site, Mike πŸ™‚

  22. ywwp says:

    Admire your lovely thought and presentation about yourself and with a very good welcome content.
    First statement is the winning one – “This is the result of a personal challenge to be creative daily for the next year; uncensored; unedited; from the heart.”
    See you with flying colors.
    Glad you follow my blog – http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com
    Your Well Wisher Program is No NGO setup, No big costs, No team formed, No copyright protected, No solution patented, individual effort in an – Attempt to solve commonly known problems.

  23. mihrank says:

    wow – congrats – wonderful and brilliant words – well done!!

  24. fightalone1 says:

    This is great to know others and through writing we could know the thoughts of others because most are write about their experience. I am looking forward to read more

  25. Hello! This is Amreen Shaikh from Paint The World With Words and thank you for the follow!
    You have an amazing blog and real wonderful posts!
    I wished to contact you, but did not find a suitable contact ID, so could you please drop in your email ID on painttheworldwithwords@gmail.com

  26. Thanks for sharing your work.

  27. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

  28. Phenomenal job really πŸŒŸπŸ‘

  29. Hi! I’m dropping by to invite you to take part in the guest blogging event we’re having over at The Seeker’s Dungeon, on the subject of From Darkness to Light. If you’re interested you can find the full details here: https://theseekersdungeon.com/from-darkness-to-light/ I’d love to have you.

  30. Alana Luft says:

    Hi Mary!!! It’s me, Alana!! So happy to be here, finally πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

  31. mihrank says:

    wow, let me congratulate you on your anniversary, you have done a tremendous work, keep up your hard work and inspiring us.

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