Category Archives: Lisa Writes

I want somewhere to share (I just deleted the word ‘dump’ and exchanged it with ‘share’) the pieces that I write. Those that I feel might be the better ones anyway.

This I Believe

October 2017, I had the pleasure of substitute teaching for six days in an Honors English 9th grade class. One of their assignments was to write a “This I Believe” essay. I told the students that I wouldn’t ask them … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Minerva

I originally wrote this years ago. The night before Halloween, it’s a good time to share it again. A compilation of experiences from the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, with some artistic liberties. I didn’t change the name because I want … Continue reading

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On being a superhero: it was all fun and games…

…until somebody ended up in the Emergency Room. Saturday, September 23, 2017 will always be a memorable day.  My sister Tracy married Carlos Lising and it was our Dad’s 90th birthday. We were all together to celebrate in Tracy’s & … Continue reading

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Touchstones and Change

Benjamin Franklin said “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” And yet, we’re not always fans of change. Obviously, the Nettle Creek Gazette is changing (will I ever stop calling it the “Exponent”?). We live in a changing world and if … Continue reading

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The Pink Dress

In preparation for The Creativity Workshop that Richard and I attended in Crete we were asked to bring one item from our childhood that was significant. I knew from the start what I was going to bring — and hopefully … Continue reading

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Being with Mom

May 26, 2011 It was five years ago that I stood overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Israel and I knew our Mom was gone. The Sea of Galilee has always been a busy, beautiful and meaningful place. Today, there … Continue reading

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Legacy of the Little Note

The Power of a Hand-Written Note Each of us seeks to find meaning in life, to know somehow we have made a difference. While some seek to leave a legacy that can be measured, others’ legacies have no materialistic worth. … Continue reading

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“Steel Magnolias” ~ A Make-Believe Biography for Truvy

(I’m in a performance of “Steel Magnolias” — April 29-May 1, 2016. Our director, Annawyn Shamas, asked us to write a biography for our character. I play Truvy, what follows is what I wrote. All make-believe, but what a fun … Continue reading

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France – A Small Town Story

The people of France are on our minds. We hear the news and feel compassion for the Parisians and French. It’s hard to know what to do to help, to make a difference. Some people may never have the desire … Continue reading

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Bayou Mossians

Not long ago or far away but now and nearby there exists a commune of sorts. For centuries the bayous have described themselves. Sometimes rocky, sometimes boggy, sometimes the name on the map has nothing to do with the nature … Continue reading

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