Welcome to One Write Life. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of tea or coffee, and let’s talk about writing and living.

Brenda Ueland wisely said, “Everybody is talented, original, and has something important to say.” The sad thing is that somewhere along the way most of us are told that we lack talent, are not original, and should give up. This is not true; Ueland was right. The key lies in finding your voice, in reading lots of good writing, and in sitting down and, well, writing. Practice may not make perfect, but it sure goes a long way toward improving one’s craft. I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned as a writer and teacher, and I hope you will contribute to the discussion.

The other goal of One Write Life is to explore what it means to live…to be alive and fully present in the moment, to live simply, joyously, and faithfully in a challenging world.  If you really want to write, you must also live and be aware, alert, and open to life’s unexpected possibilities.

Thus, One Write Life is also a record of my attempt to live life one word at a time. I try to live simply in a consumer culture, walk lightly on the earth in a part of the world that uses more than its fair share of resources, work for justice in an age of injustice, and remain an idealist in a cynical world. Yep, I go willingly against the grain for the sake of my beliefs.

Oh, I’m  a writer, mother, daughter, ELCA Lutheran pastor, spiritual director, and teacher. I also live with stage four metastatic breast cancer. My writer/pastor spouse and I live in Pennsylvania. Between us we have four adult children. Our entertainment is provided by a lovely and clever tuxedo (aka Jellicle) cat named Zoey, although she would probably say that we are created for her amusement. I believe that life is a gift that should never be called dull and treasured each moment.

I like herbal teas, vegan cooking (and eating!), and sharing meals with friends. Good books, long walks, and lively conversation about faith, theology, and the arts are particular passions. I have a fondness for shopping in resale shops, dancing while driving, and singing out loud in public places. I love life, am wildly in love with a wonderful man, and am an unabashed ecuminist who believes we all have a lot to learn from one another. I guess you’ve figured out by now that I lean left and try to live right, despite my faults and foibles.

By the way, my name is Sharron Riessinger Blezard, and I look forward to getting to know you. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll be back often.

Note Bene: I am happy to share my writing with you to reblog or reprint with attribution. Make sure to provide proper links and include Copyright ©2020, Sharron Blezard. Thanks!

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