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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!

End of Year Carol

The greenest green against white hills presses cold into my unseen painting of a world robbed of summer for winter’s sharp touch. Advertisements

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Music and Winter

We are seduced by the strings and woodwinds of outrageous holidays.Some times I fight it, but sometimes I just give in to the wraparound of comfort from the bareness of Life.  I can no longer sing sweetly, but I find … Continue reading

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The Ambiguity of the Season

Fake smiles and stories with happy endings that don’t match what I read each day in the news.  We feel life should promise us more than a gift card and a onetime great meal.  We feel the music should uplift … Continue reading

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Dreams are the Such of Writers

I keep dreaming about Invisible Joan.  I can’t see her completely because she is part of the shadows. She turns up in my dreams here and there.  I feel soon I will write her story: Joan as a child heard … Continue reading

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A Long Journey Home

It has been many years since Matthew Shepherd was tied to a fence and left to die in Wyoming .  He was a trusting young man, unable to fight back  against hatred.   His crime was his innocence in reaching … Continue reading

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Finding the Merry in the Maudlin

It’s hard to keep a smile on my face with much of what is going on now in the big blue marble of a world.  Halloween does not delight me as it does children and would-be children.  The colors of … Continue reading

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Belief is Beyond Factual

It is hard to explain to those ready to condemn that belief in a woman who comes out about sexual assault is akin to religious belief.  It transcends tangible evidence.  Usually, unless it is immediately documented, that evidence isn’t there.  … Continue reading

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