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Musings #12 I Write — Sometimes, I Read — November 2009

Here is my behind-the-scenes life — my life when I am not in the classroom — my after five life.

I write! Then sometimes I read.

My writing group, the Write Group of Montclair sponsors Open Mics every month. Twice a year we meet at Barnes and Noble book store to read to the public. I am reading a chapter from my book in progress. It is about my husband, David, and the traumatic brain injury he suffered and survived in January 2005. The picture I am holding is David on Christmas morning just three weeks before his trauma.

Reading to strangers gives me a sense of well-being. They encourage me with their intent interest in the story and their amazement at David’s survival. It’s fun to watch the audience sneak peeks at David reassuring themselves that he is really alive and among them.

David comes with me to the readings. He is living proof and testament to my words.

The first draft of the book is completed. I am working on revisions and will send it to a publisher when done.

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