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Stick-to-itiveness…determination…dedication…all are characteristics that are conjoined with perseverance. So, what does this use of words have to do with aaduna? Well there are individuals who submit work to us, and in the final analysis, are not transitioned to the role of contributor. We encourage such folk to re-visit with us and submit again. And sometimes those second efforts are not successful. Some folks persevere, some do not. Getting published is a challenge that requires perseverance. But it seems that achieving success in any field or endeavor is rooted in the ability not to give up, not to walk away, not to despair and feel inadequate. Achieving success is rooted in making the necessary adjustments if there are set-backs in reaching any goal and navigating bumps in the road.
With that said, we kick off promoting aaduna's summer issue contributors by catching up with Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP. So, sit back, relax and "meet" Anita in her words: Have been…
Writer and a former contributor to aaduna, Christine Green recently attended the Pink Door Writing Retreat in Rochester, New York (USA.) This annual retreat is exclusively for women of color, and is designed to promote community and discussion among writers often excluded from other less inclusive retreats and workshops.
The four day retreat concluded on Saturday, July 30th with a reading at Rochester's "Poetry & Pie" hosted by Rachel McKibbens and Jacob Rakovan.
Ms. Green described the event as a "weekend of rich magic. Thick, glittery, potent, poetic magic. Pink Door 2016 opened my heart and my eyes. I'm changed."
carnivals to weather reports to newspaper articles throughout the USA, this is
the time of year we celebrate seven words of a song that describes what this season is
about, “those lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer.” https://youtu.be/JTsx-wLq2vY When he was alive, successful recording artist, international performer,
and TV personality, Nat King Cole had a hit record with the song titled with
those seven words composed by Hans Carste (music) and Charles Tobias
(words.) And some of you may even remember
that Engelbert Humperdink also had a hit record when he put his interpretation
of the song into the public domain.
Whether it is Cole or Humperdink, many of us have crooned other parts of
that song, “…Those
days of soda and pretzels and beer… Dust off the sun and moon and sing a
song of cheer Just fill your basket full of
sandwiches and weenies…” Of
course, we recognize that there are other summer songs and phrases that describe
the essence of this time of year. S…