Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Writing Great Poetry—Step 1: Open a Vein . . .

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   11 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

My internal editor cringed when I found this poem yesterday morning, buried in a box of other writings also penned by my much younger self. I was just eighteen when I wrote this, sitting in my Datsun outside the UNLV student union, nervous about some impending event which I cannot recall. I dug through my [Read more…]

Rejection Bites! (Bite Back!)

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   4 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Rejection bites. It doesn’t matter how it is delivered or from whom it originates, when rejection arrives it’s like a meteor strike to the heart, to the ego, and worst of all, to the head. Even when we’re expecting it, rejection wreaks havoc with our heads, doesn’t it? It roils up all sorts of negative [Read more…]

Upcycle that Bicycle! Trash vs Treasure

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   18 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

Last week I came upon a great blog post about repurposing everyday items for use as décor. That kind of thing always draws me in because I’m terrible at it, so I do a lot of oohing and aahing and saying things like, “Isn’t that clever!” and “Why didn’t I think of that?” Take a [Read more…]

Have Space, Will Write (Where do you do it?)

Posted on Jul 26, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

This photo is the view from my writing desk here at the new digs. Yep, that pretty much sold me on this place. Where I write is a big part of how well the process goes for me. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m no prima donna. I can write anywhere, and have—while idling in [Read more…]

The Power of a Wet Nose (and bunny poop)

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   14 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

If you’ve been one of my blog buddies for a while, then you already know that I’m all about my fur babies. Rigby, Penny, and Luna—two dogs and a cat—offer unconditional love and comic relief to our home, and we take great pains to ensure their health and comfort. But sometimes life happens, and when [Read more…]

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