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Patricia Collins
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Essays & Stories

literary compositions drawn from life and formal learning

Memories

mini-memoir pieces from a rewarding personal life

Travel

solo travels within and beyond
the borders of the United States

Family

trials and joys
within our family

Life Experiences

encounters across
the many dimensions of a full life

Been There, Done That, Learned a Thing or Two

lessons learned, knowledge and skills tested again and again

Teaching

coaching for tutoring young children and
educating professionals

Parenting

observations as a parent and
an observer of parents

Cooking

personalized recipes and
tips on cooking techniques

Writing

guidance on writing mechanics
and essential skills

Native gardening

recommendations for native garden care,
from garden design to maintenance

Other Categories

Desultory Reflections & Philosophical Thoughts

observations on culture, ethics,
and contemporary conditions


PHOTO CREDIT: Distinctively Dickinson

Literature Reviews

formal and informal critiques of works
in contemporary literature

fiction

short stories and flash fiction
inspired by others’ lives

Thanks to Elizabeth Lowenstein for her patient proofreading of each essay and story.

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