The View through My Lens

the blog of writer & photographer Jennifer Lyn King

Chicago

"She is novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time." - Mark Twain I traveled this week to Chicago for a work conference, and touched down just before the clouds opened with rain. After a steamy start, Chicago turned into a...

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What Only Light Can Do

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches Along with so many, I'm deeply saddened by the week's events, first by...

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Poppies and Peonies

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. - Audrey Hepburn Every spring, the warming weather hooks me with its promises of color after the long Ohio winter. Every spring, I can't help myself and plant a few more flowers. Last year, I planted poppies. A few years...

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Gratitude and Happiness

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust A few weeks ago, I flew to see my closest friend in Boston. We had lived four years together in Prague; she with four young sons, the...

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A Time for Retreat and Renewal

“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion." - Albert Camus It's been 12 months since I've last unplugged and rested, so this vacation is much-needed and heavily felt. My motor has been running hard on every facet of life, and I've...

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Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Sunshine, Spring, and a Fresh Breath of Joy One week ago, ferocious wind and sideways snow blew through the little corner of...

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Bel Canto
Life of Pi
The River Witch
Shine Shine Shine
Gone Girl
The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
The Fault in Our Stars
The Midnight Palace
Up from the Blue: A Novel
The Age of Innocence
The Murderer's Daughters
Little Pink Slips
The Memory of Running
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print
The Expats
The Shadow of the Wind
The Keep
The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great
Moloka'i


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