I Subscribed to a Free Ten Day Newsletter About Submitting Work

Today’s says:

Dear Writer Who Signed Up For This.

Publishing is Hard. And Also:  This Course Will Take

Only Five or Ten Minutes a Day.  You Can Take It While

You Are Waiting for Your Coffee to Percolate.  And I Wonder

If There’s Anyone in this Writing Universe Who Percolates

Your Coffee.  Tell Me If You Do.  My Mother Had an Aluminum

Coffee Percolator and Stop and Shop Coffee and Her Coffee,

Which She Drank All Day Long While She Smoked Cigarettes

Her Coffee Percolated and Percolated.  But She Did Not Write

Anything to Submit.  I On The Other Hand Write Here and There

on Lucky Days, But I Have Never Percolated A Single Thing.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. I’ve percolated coffee since I was a kid and do so today, too. There’s nothing as wonderful as the smell of the coffee percolating, the sweet sounds of the boiling coffee hitting the top of the pot and the peace that comes with preparing the coffee. A good morning ritual to welcome the new day.

    And, you should be offering your own course on publishing. There’s no one who knows how to better than you, Esther.

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