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About Shyflower

Shyflower is the blog of retired copywriter and freelance writer, Linda Jenkinson. It is a journal of observations of lifenotes and hope for a progressive America. I write poetry, tell stories, and suggest ideas for writers, animal lovers, and on health care.

If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

  • If I can stop one heart from breaking,
  • I shall not live in vain;
  • If I can ease one life the aching,
  • Or cool one pain,
  • Or help one fainting robin
  • Unto his nest again,
  • I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson

I care deeply about a progressive America and like most Americans I am full of political opinions. Another area where I hold strong opinions is skepticism. If you can stand strong opinions, check life notes. I'd love to see your thoughts on these subjects. Life notes is also the area where you'll find my observations on relationships, the environment, and "my two cents worth" on life as I see it.

Also find some of my original creative writing in poetry and stories. Some are taken (and maybe embellished) from my life and some are pure fiction.

You can also find things I care about on my Facebook author page (Shyflower) my Twitter, @shyflower. If you are a dog lover from the Winona area, come join us at Winona Dog Social on Facebook. You can also find me on Quora .