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About me

Occupation Writer
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction Welcome to Rosebud’s Blog! I started writing weekly columns in college, and while it has been a few years, I never really lost the itch to write these thoughts down. I gathered a collection of ideas together and strung them together in my first book, “Go Forward, Support! The Rugby of Life” (2004 Gainline Press). Now I am writing again. Each piece is a contemplation of everyday life, and what can be learned from it. I believe two things: (1) Everything happens for a reason (we may not learn the reason in this lifetime), and (2) There is something to be learned from every experience. Follow me on Twitter @GainlineRS. "Go Forward, Support! The Rugby of Life," by Rosemary A. Schmidt (2004, Gainline Press, ISBN 978-0-9708528-1-9, available on is a philosophical contemplation of rugby and the meaning of life. With some photos, recipes, poems, and quotes thrown in, it is in essence "a love song to rugby," but accessible to both players and non-players alike. You are what you read - what are you hungry for?
Favorite Movies Shawshank Redemption, Ordinary People, Field of Dreams, Fried Green Tomatoes, Groundhog Day, Vacation
Favorite Music Imagine Dragons, Indigo Girls, Neon Trees, Cher, Lady Gaga, Sarah McLachlan, Jack Johnson, London Grammar
Favorite Books Sophie Kinsella, Janet Evanovich, Amy Tan

When your science teacher smashed a frozen rose with a hammer, did you warm the petals to bring them back to life?

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