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Week Fifty-one: Amanda Kasper

Write about anything. may you feel celebrated today, may you know that you are loved.  ..to write love on her arms.. When you’re in the hospital for days on end, you try to find kindness and inspiration and love wherever you can. Whether it’s in the words of the patient care technicians in the middle of the night, … Continue reading

Week Fifty: Amanda Kasper

Write about your top 5 favorite Today Voice prompts. When looking back at all the writing I’ve done in the last twelve months for The Today Voice, I think about how much has changed for me, for my life, for my passion for and ability to express my thoughts through prose. Picking just five of … Continue reading

Week Forty-nine: Amanda Kasper

Write about about a time when a relationship ended but for real, how fantastic is this? “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”  …Sarah Dessen Have you ever experienced a moment, … Continue reading

Week Forty-eight: Amanda Kasper

How have you handled, or how do you plan to handle the aging of your parents? “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.  I want to grow old and be like her.”  Jodi Picoult Last week, I wrote about coming home. I wrote about my mom, … Continue reading

Week Forty-seven: Amanda Kasper

Write about your favorite house Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones And I will try to fix you -Coldplay Honestly, I think there’s magic in the houses we grew up in. My family moved into our house in April of 1991, just before my fifth birthday. Twenty-two years ago, nobody had the … Continue reading

Week Forty-six: Amanda Kasper

Write about an insecurity you have or once had Don’t ever let someone tell you  that you can’t do something. Not even me. you got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. you want something?  Go get it. Period. ..Will Smith, The Pursuit … Continue reading

Week Forty-five: Amanda Kasper

Write about anything. closing time, open all the doors and let you out into the world… so gather up your jackets, move it to the exits I hope you have found a friend closing time, every new beginning comes  from some other beginnings end [semisonic, closing time] Last week, I took down the public blog … Continue reading

Week Forty-four: Amanda Kasper

What is the one thing that would be a relationship breaker for you? “If you’ve lived through it, you already know there are no words that will ever come close to describing it, and if you didn’t – you will never understand.” ..Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller.. I’ve lived a lot of life in my nearly … Continue reading

Week Forty-three: Amanda Kasper

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings Well, a long time ago, … Continue reading

Week Forty-two: Amanda Kasper

Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best? “Life is too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is. Noise to appreciate silence. And absence to value presence.” -Unknown This is perhaps the first prompt in a … Continue reading