When I was in high school I wrote for the school newspaper. I had three responsibilities. I covered sports, was the photographer, and had my own column called Ambrosia. It was just a free flowing piece where I would talk about anything that came to my mind right then and there as I typed on the old Corolla. At least that's what I believe it was called. I wonder if there's a way I can get copies of those newspapers today. I gather not. Anyway, what fun that was. What a simpler time. I recall my parents and aunts and uncles always coining that phrase about easier times when they were younger too. I look around, because in actuality I have nothing better to do, and see how technology has really changed our lives on every level. Does it really make our lives better, or have we just been, once again, brainwashed. No-wonder the brain is considered comparable to a sponge. It absorbs anything and everything put into it. Well, for the most part. Think about it, how many original thoughts are produced these days. Even when it comes to the arts, things seem to be redone, a different rendition to a song, a new but same old movie made to meet the times. That's why I'm glad I'm a writer, I don't fear someone rewriting my work. Just like Joni Mitchell says, a painting is only painted once, those aren't her exact words, but I'm sure you get my jest. Anyway, enough babbling. So all in all, I do think technology can be a good thing, but we can't let the sponges get too dry.
Mary Maurice wrote her first poem when she was in the ninth grade, and hasn't stopped writing since. Catching the fire at an early age, she continues to dedicate her time to the craft.