Author Archives: Dot Ainsworth Day

About Dot Ainsworth Day

After 25 years in the classroom as an English teacher and over twenty years as a family therapist, I am confined to home with a muscular dystrophy and have begun to write: my family history, MEMORIES OF THE SHARECROPPER'S FAMILY, was published February 27, 2017. Through this blog, I hope you enjoy learning more about muscular dystrophy, the (ahem) joys of having a caregiver or care partner and the management of daily activities. THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR is a short story now being stretched into a novel. A TASTE FOR MURDER, a family story of murder discussed on another blog and in the family history, is still in the first draft stage. Note: Writing a novel based on real characters and avoiding offense or lawsuit is difficult enough. Its being a first novel and my learning the intricacies of dialogue and plotting​ have made for a slow learning curve.

Taking Up Serpents by Ian Sutherland *****

I first read an Advanced Review Copy of Sutherland’s new book, Taking Up Serpents,a thriller featuring his cyber expert, Brody Taylor. Brody’s life is in danger and his choices put also at risk his significant other, a detective who helps … Continue reading

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4 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

Storge–caregiving love. I will take care of you when you are well to keep you well; I will take care of you in illness because of storge love. Do you remember the story of the college president who gave up his career to provide personal care for his wife in her later days? Storge–apply to yourself so that you can love others. As a parent, I consider what is in the child’s best interests. What do I want for my child that he or she would want for himself? I want my child to be educated, socialized, able to be independent; I structure in those behaviors that work toward these purposes. I want my child to love Jesus; I model my love; I pray for and with them, take them to church. Continue reading

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NANOWRIMO DEVOTIONS

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BACK WHEN: A TASTE FOR DEATH–RESEARCH

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GOOD GRIEF! FOR TEACHERS AND LEADERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Do you remember Charlie Brown’s typical comment?  “Good Grief!” Often there is nothing good in the cause for our grief.  But we do need to grieve  well. In the past few days two young men whose lives touched or were … Continue reading

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NOVEL IN SEARCH OF A TITLE

DESCRIPTION:   Emma died at a young age during the Depression years in Mississippi, shortly after her miscarriage with her third child, leaving behind one son and one daughter, less than three years old.  her husband Houston remarried, and his … Continue reading

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REVISITING THE TRUTH

Originally posted on The Falling Thoughts:
From the moment we take our first breath, to the moment we take our last and all the time in between is called LIFE. Everyone has a different and unique prospect about life according…

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THIS WRITING LIFE–A PROCESS TO ILLUSTRATE

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JUST thinking

JUST thinking One man’s creativity is another man’s brain damage. (thinking of yourself in the face of doubt) Judge people by what they do, not by what they say. “I only love God as much as I love the person … Continue reading

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Weekend Edition – When a Writer Moves …

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