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Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe is an author, writer, photographer, professional musician and NY attorney living in Maine and New York. She has an office in NY and is still actively doing appeals. She also play keys, synth & organ in a 7-piece band. Ms. DeLoe's poetry website provides custom poems or personalized poetry for every occasion. The new site is at: https://www.facebook.com/PoetandWriter/?fref=ts. Her photography website is: www.mainestreamphotography.com (live but under construction). Ms. DeLoe's first book of poetry is Serenity at Two Lights and Other Social Issues. It can be found on www.Amazon.com. Her children's book, Goodbye Monsters, can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Monsters-Ronna-Lambiasi-DeLoe/dp/1633810011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436384727&sr=8-1&keywords=ronna+lambiasi+deloe. Contact her at ronnadeloe@gmail.com and view her webpage at www.ronnalambiasideloe.com.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Singing the Blues--North Atlantic Blues Festival: Music Show in Rockland, Maine to Feature Keb' Mo' & James Cotton

Singing the Blues--North Atlantic Blues Festival: Music Show in Rockland, Maine to Feature Keb' Mo' & James Cotton

Friday, March 5, 2010

What person in your life helped you understand the importance of choosing words carefully? What would you say to them if you met them today?

The person who made the biggest impression on me regarding speech, language and writing was my twelfth grade creative writing teacher, Duke Schirmer. I was lucky to reestablish contact with him after more than thirty-two years and we are still in touch with each other. He was a tremendous inspiration to me in many ways. He and his wife used to read poetry to each other every day for many years over a bottle of wine. The neighbors came to listen and I thought it was such a romantic thing to do. Now my teacher is my friend. As a teacher, he gave the right amount of praise and correction, which was never harsh or meant to stifle creativity. He loved when your poem was a little more outlandish than the one you wrote last week. Much of my writing is dedicated to Duke and the impression he made on me. Cheers, Duke, as you used to say in your tie-dyed shirts as you sat on the floor, smoking cigarettes in class. Thanks, Duke, for guiding me in the write direction.

If you had to eliminate one word or phrase from the English language, what would it be? Why?

That's also an easy one as well. ..the word "can't." That word has paralyzed people, kept them rooted in one spot and not moving forward. There is a whole world waiting for people who say I can't do something. If they learn to believe that they can, they might learn that they truly can and the next time they'll believe it even more and go a step further. This word is one of the worst words in any language. It would be better to use the word sparingly or not at all. So much more would get done, people would have better self-esteem, and fewer arguments would happen. What if someone said we can't stop the wars? Wars would never cease. The only word to use in that situation is "can." The same can be said about many other situations. We must try lest we fail.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Prompt: Writers are people who take isolated words and craft them into memorable phrases, stories, poems and plays.

Prompt continued: Who are the writers who make your heart sing? What is the magic ingredient?

My favorite writer is mystery writer and Mainer Gerry Boyle. He writes vivid and realistic mysteries with incredible detail, description, and a strong plot and story line. His words are infused with humor and some sarcasm, and his characters are real and not plastic. He incorporates great dialogue, realistic scenarios, and compelling ideas and events into his novels. His settings are realistic and the reader is hooked on page 1. I have the entire "Gerry Boyle mystery collection" autographed because he knows I am such a big fan of his. He was kind enough to make sure I had each book that I wanted. He has a new book, Port City Shake Down, in hardcover, and he has another book due out any day or it has just been released. He is my mentor of sorts, even if he doesn't know it, and I hope he becomes a household word. Thanks, Gerry, for taking me to another place with your writing.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prompt: Communication breaks down when words are misused. What is the funniest, most interesting, or worst break-down you've ever observed?

One of the funniest comments was made by my daughter, who, by the way, is not dyslexic but somehow got her words mixed up. She said to me, on a very icy day, "Be careful, mom, the slips are steppery." I looked at her and she was dead serious. Then she realized what she had said and started laughing. Apparently she was trying to tell me how icy our front steps were but she mixed up the two words "slippery" and "steps." We often tease her about it, and to this date she's quite proud of the mix-up she made.

Prompt: What is the most important word or words in your life? Why?

It took less than one second for me to come up with this one. The answer is "LOVE," especially since I just wrote an article on Robert Indiana and his LOVE sculpture and logo on my New England Landmarks Travel Examiner site on Examiner.com. In fact, as I write this, a replica of the LOVE sculpture is in front of me, at the base of my computer screen. That is the most important word in my life --without love, life is empty, meaningless and lonely. People can search the world over to find it and never succeed. Others are blessed to have it, and sometimes we find it in our backyard. I found it by going back to my high school years --finding someone I went to high school with years ago and should have been with then. I am blessed to have found it and blessed to have love in my life. I wish that for my children as well. While I may not have a lot, I have everything if I have love. If I have a lot but don't have love, I have nothing.

New column at Examiner.com

I have a new column at Examiner.com entitled Portland Recipes Examiner for Portland, Maine. The website is: www.examiner.com/x-39364-Portland-Recipes-Examiner.
I'm excited about this because it allows me to write about things other than travel, law, and general topics. While some might argue that recipe writing is not necessarily writing, and I would agree with them, it is still a chance to get your name out there and set up a column that people can rely upon. I hope you'll visit often.
Don't forget my other column on Examiner.com: www.examiner.com/x-19868-New-England-Landmarks-Travel-Examiner.

All the best,