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This page will be about collaboration.   I may allow comments and RSS feeds from guest blogs.  I may decide to invite guest bloggers and freelancers to publish here.

“Choose to collaborate (abundance perspective) and watch your competitors (scarcity perspective) become your allies.”

-Jennifer Ritchie Payette

About Marlene

marlene-home-199x300I have been a writer ever since we produced a newsletter for our parents at Girl Scout camp. I was heady with the sight of my words on the printed page, and immediately began writing a monthly newspaper for several of my friends. In that low-tech time of my life, I hand lettered and illustrated each issue with colored pencils, then carefully copied it four or five times before spending most of my allowance on postage. Sadly, no copies of that work exist today, but the following summer I wrote two poems for our camp newsletter, and I still have those somewhere. I’ve been writing ever since.

RSS Marlene Bumgarner’s Blog

  • Starting Over – Again July 11, 2022
    Starting Over – Again I am so grateful for all the readers who responded to my last post, some by private email.  So many suggestions for how to fill the hole left when I was no longer taking daily care of my infant granddaughter. By far the most common, and useful, advice was “Take time […]
    Marlene Bumgarner
  • Grieving – and Starting Over June 25, 2022
    Saying Goodbye to my Granddaughter One might ask – what is there to grieve about?  No one has died. No one is even sick – this week –  thank heavens. No one has abandoned me. But I’m grieving just the same.  My daily care of baby Brighton, my son and daughter-in-law’s second child, has ended. […]
    Marlene Bumgarner
  • How to Write a Memoir – From Free Writing to Manuscript I May 18, 2022
    Journaling as Therapy During the months of Shelter in Place, many of us turned to gardening, baking, or writing to help us stay focused and grounded.  I have done all of those things, but mostly I write. Writing is how I make meaning out of seemingly meaningless events.  Journaling about Covid 19, being separated from […]
    Marlene Bumgarner

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