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About Karen Ruff
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Bloggers PhotoTraveler: Born in PA, have lived, worked or just visited every state on the east coast plus Arizona, Arkansas, Canada, and Great Britain.
Hat fancier: No, not that kind of hat. Have worked in manufacturing industries--textile and fire arms, education, newspaper, entertainment, plastercraft giftware and insurance.
Gardener and "wanna-be" gourmet cook. Should have been married to a professional taster.
Writer: The only thing I ever wanted to make my living at, but I've been stuck with editing for others and writing work for hire instead of becoming the next Stephen King...or whoever. Oh well, at least some of my students have gone on to success.
Grandma: Four grown children and 10 grandchildren. (My sanity--most of the time)

Winning Poems

Blog Posted:3/7/2014 2:14:00 PM
Here is the list of the winning poems for the Sonnet Competition.  Thanks to all who submitted and Congratulations to those who struck my fancy.

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:57:00 AM
    This was such a wonderful contest to write for, with emphasis on the structure and form, which many here overlook or do not place much importance in.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 5:57:00 PM
    Thanks, Karen! I have so many sonnets and thought butterflies might be nice for children. congrats to all your winners!!

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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 3:26:00 PM
    Thanks so much Karen and kudos to all.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2014 3:18:00 PM
    Thanks very miuch - glad you liked my sonnet. Congrats to everyone : )

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My Past Blog Posts

Winning Poems
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 2:14:00 PM
Sonnet competition finished.
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 8:42:00 AM
Seven favorite sonnets
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 6:36:00 PM
How to advice needed
Date Posted: 2/23/2014 1:55:00 PM
Sonnet competition
Date Posted: 2/14/2014 8:53:00 AM
Wonderful Magical Words
Date Posted: 1/13/2014 9:14:00 PM

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