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Time to rest…

Spring has finally arrived! (Photo by lusi at

I spent time doing lots of things. My becoming a novelist had to do with me letting go of things.
–Claire Cook

Not that I intend to become a novelist (though, who knows?), but I decided to let a few things go this week and recharge the batteries. It’s spring break for my daughter, so I’m taking it too. Hope you have a chance to do the same.

Happy spring! (Finally.)


Author: Laura S

Laura Salamy is a published author. Her essays and short stories have appeared in print and online. As the owner of The Polished Paragraph, she edits and proofreads other writers of all kinds. She is currently an assistant editor for the lit journal Fifth Wednesday, and she blogs on the fourth of every month for get born magazine. In her past life, Laura spent many years in the environmental, health and safety industry. She also worked for a non-profit completing grant applications and doing other "stuff." In her spare time, Laura creates colorful and less-than-traditional hooked rugs and mats. Many are "up-cycled" from old clothes, funky fabrics, and notions. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, a teenager (oh no!), and a very silly dogs.


  1. Alas, while my sons have the week off, I do not. Enjoy your week, Laura! :)

  2. Oh, I’m only taking time from the PP, Paul. I worked the food pantry this week. But now I’m off for the weekend! Enjoy yours!