Category Archives: Ellen Buikema

Locating the Muse

Locating the Muse by Ellen Buikema Muse Lost It was last seen as a swirling mist, which dissipated into the scorching Arizona sun. Here I sit, fingers paused on the keyboard, wondering if … maybe there is a good post … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury, Mr. Electro, and Dandelion Wine: A Writer Blossoms

Ray Bradbury, Mr. Electro, and Dandelion Wine: A Writer Blossoms by Ellen Buikema We begin life with many possible futures, determined primarily by our innate gifts and environment. Serendipity also plays a role, shifting the way we look at life … Continue reading

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Humor in Children

Humor in Children by Ellen Buikema Children, as young as four months, may giggle at a parent or caregiver acting in an unusual way; making silly faces, using exaggerated animal sounds. Early humor is reacted to, not created. As children … Continue reading

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On Meditation’s Benefits for Creativity and Health

On Meditation’s Benefits for Creativity and Health by Ellen Buikema During my university years, I signed up for a yoga course to offset the physics and calculus required as part of the core curriculum for engineering. I had to balance … Continue reading

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ADHD: Case summaries

ADHD: Case summaries by Ellen Buikema The following case study summaries were used as part of the research for my book, Parenting … A Work in Progress. The names have been changed to protect their privacy. I encountered Jack and … Continue reading

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That vs Which

That vs Which by Ellen Buikema I frequently have difficulty trying to decide whether to use “that” or “which” when writing. To help clear my confusion, I wandered through Professor Google to find help. The following summary of Ali Hale’s … Continue reading

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Longshot: Jim Butcher’s Road to Publishing

Longshot: Jim Butcher’s Road to Publishing by Ellen Buikema Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files series, the Codex Alera series, and the new Cinder Spires series, is one of my favorite authors. I enjoy his humor, character development, and … Continue reading

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