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My name is Andrea LeDew, and my blog has a mix of poetry, short stories and essays. I write two to three posts a week when all goes well.

Topics range from politics to parenting, homeschooling to world travel, gardening to grief.
Hope you enjoy this week's installment.

I will try to send these newsletters out first thing on Saturdays, so you can enjoy them with your coffee or tea before setting out to conquer the world!

There may be some over lap if you just got the Welcome Email in April 2021 and viewed the links there. The top post within the newsletter will always be newest, so you can stop reading when things start to look familiar.

Thanks again for your moral support and be sure to encourage your friends to subscribe. Love your feedback, so always scroll down to the very bottom of each post to leave a comment!

Have a great week!

Andrea

~~~~Wayfinding~~~~
Clicking the For Random Learning Comes logo on this newsletter will take you to the homepage of the blog.

The homepage lists various categories.
  • For English Majors
  • The Infinite Variety of Homeschool
  • Able-ism and Other Ways of Thinking
  • Life Balance
  • Letting the Outside In
Most of my recent work, especially creative writing (poetry and short prose) you'll find under the For English Majors category.

The other categories
contain primarily essays.

Posts older than April 2018 are in the Archives, although the rest of my content may be due for another culling soon.

The Latest Posts page on the website will show all the posts since 2018 in reverse chronological order so you can easily skim through.

The links below will take you to the five most recent posts.



So glad you have signed up to receive the For Random Learning Comes newsletter!

My name is Andrea LeDew, and my blog has a mix of poetry, short stories and essays. I write two to three posts a week when all goes well.

Topics range from politics to parenting, homeschooling to world travel, gardening to grief.
Hope you enjoy this week's installment.

I will try to send these newsletters out first thing on Saturdays, so you can enjoy them with your coffee or tea before setting out to conquer the world!

There may be some over lap if you just got the Welcome Email in April 2021 and viewed the links there. The top post within the newsletter will always be newest, so you can stop reading when things start to look familiar.

Thanks again for your moral support and be sure to encourage your friends to subscribe. Love your feedback, so always scroll down to the very bottom of each post to leave a comment!

Have a great week!

Andrea

~~~~Wayfinding~~~~
Clicking the For Random Learning Comes logo on this newsletter will take you to the homepage of the blog.

The homepage lists various categories.
  • For English Majors
  • The Infinite Variety of Homeschool
  • Able-ism and Other Ways of Thinking
  • Life Balance
  • Letting the Outside In
Most of my recent work, especially creative writing (poetry and short prose) you'll find under the For English Majors category.

The other categories
contain primarily essays.

Posts older than April 2018 are in the Archives, although the rest of my content may be due for another culling soon.

The Latest Posts page on the website will show all the posts since 2018 in reverse chronological order so you can easily skim through.

The links below will take you to the five most recent posts.



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The Writer

I wrote this poem about the eternal conflict between a writer's desire to live life fully, and his entrapment, in the habits that make him successful.  My wish is, that each of you, who seek to write, strike a happy balance in your own lives.  It should never be either/or. Thanks for coming by to read. On the second …

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Opportunist

On May 5, 2021, on Morning Joe on MSNBC, the US CDC Director was asked about the terrible state of affairs in India.  India is currently enduring an overwhelming wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths.  Director Rochelle Walensky was asked, if she was worried about current and future variants of COVID posing a threat to the US population.  Especially, …

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Channeling

This poem came from sitting around too much, binge-watching too much, finding myself listless and devoid of energy.  A plight, which  I imagine many people find themselves in, as they try  to creep forward through the slothful slog, that is this pandemic. When we realize suddenly, how very little we are accomplishing, the only thing that rescues us from …

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Sparkly Things

This poem talks about how our attention is so easily distracted, by things of little importance, causing us to neglect things of value.  This may be a factor of youth, or busy-ness, or indifference.  Who knows. But the headline, that Howard University was cutting its classics department made me weep a little. It's like cutting off your nose, to …

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Maid, Mother, Crone

Like many poems I write, this one started with a rhythm.  I suppose you could say it is the rhythm of life, as girls grow up into womanhood and beyond.  I hope that girls out there, whatever their current stage of life, and whatever their choices have been, will enjoy this bucolic poem, set in a simpler, but no …

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