Category Archives: Art & Scrapbooking

Are you the writer you were in 2011?

Today’s post is inspired by an email, reminding me of a writer I used to be. Monday morning. Coffee. Egg sandwich. “Where are you now?” hour on NJ 101.5 streaming on my app. Empty planner pages with two appointments written … Continue reading

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Published a tiny bit in Molecule – a tiny lit

Being published is a good thing, so why do I feel a little bit? Molecule is a bi-annual literary online magazine that publishes 50-word poetry and prose along with small-scale artwork. It’s a struggle cutting down to a 500-word piece, … Continue reading

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Remember writing in #tbt for May 21

Another throwback Thursday, with more writing lessons learned. What have I discovered?   I engaged Twitter a lot more than I do today.  Will I exercise that media more now?  Should I?  Am I missing something vital?  Did I get … Continue reading

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Create your signature writing word

I found my writing self in one word. Continuing from this blog post last week, I needed to find myself after losing my domain name. I needed to redefine myself. I found myself in one word: funky. Since you’re visiting … Continue reading

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Thoughts on October 31

“Sometimes it’s the crazy people who turn out to be not so crazy.”~Kevin Spacey, American actor My thoughts: Happy Halloween!

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Writing & activity successes–and not–this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Grab a seat. This is one of the most comfortable Starbucks I’ve been in. Of course it’s cold–every Starbucks in this universe is–but it blends spacious and cozy here. We’ve got plenty of time to … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye is an art form

“Could we see again when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.”~Ouida, English novelist Another Goodbye Selfie is taken, but my friend prefers privacy, so I’m sharing our story … Continue reading

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The secret code: Happy National Handwriting Day

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”~Isaac Asimov, American scientist I realize that to create a secret code, write in cursive. As a scrapbooker, it continues to stun me that other paper artists hate their handwriting. Yes, they … Continue reading

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Wrapping up #ROW80 Round 4 and my afterthought

“We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”~Joseph Campbell, American author Spoiler alert: I only accomplished one of my five ROW80 goals in Round 4. I despise … Continue reading

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Free yourself from email clutter

“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”~Will Rogers, American actor This week I have been doing something bold and freeing: unsubscribing from emails. I apologize if yours was one of them. It’s nothing … Continue reading

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Stressed and slothed this non-writing #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Thanks for meeting me here at Starbucks so late. I’ve been wiped out all weekend. Packing for the move has sucked the soul out of me. I’m not writing, I’m not hanging out on social … Continue reading

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My new view of #NaNoWriMo

“The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.”~Jose Bergamin, Spanish writer This year, I free myself from NaNoWriMo convention and snub my nose at what is expected. Everyone approaches NaNoWriMo differently. This first year I discovered that the … Continue reading

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A fabulous #WeekendCoffeeShare with friends, football and Frappes

If we were having coffee…. Thanks for coming over to my house today. I hope Keurig coffee is okay today. Excuse the mess on the table, but I hosted my annual Halloween Crop at Casa de la Hirsch last night, … Continue reading

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Defending my #ROW80 progress, or lack thereof

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”~Frederick Douglass, American author I must be super-progressing because I am super-struggling. I had no idea how much time it takes to pack up a 10-year-worth-of-stuff house. My scrapbook room: yowch! My writing … Continue reading

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Big News about writing and life

“Move out of your comfort zone; you can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable.”~Brian Tracy, American author Now that it’s officially official, here’s the Big News: we are moving to New Jersey. More correctly, we … Continue reading

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A writing exercise: Is looking back looking backwards?

“A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s; she changes it more often.”~Oliver Herford, American writer Have you ever reviewed your life one month at a time? The Photo365 app–for iPhone, definitely, maybe Android–gives me that opportunity. Take a photo … Continue reading

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This #WeekendCoffeeShare: come in from the rain

If we were having coffee…. Hi. How are you today? Thanks for making it out in this rain. Downpour. I’ve never been to City Coffeehouse before. My husband’s gonna join us after he’s done record browsing. I recommend the Organic … Continue reading

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On cloudwatching, ice cream and PokemonGO

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”~John C. Maxwell, American clergyman My month began and ended with clouds. I remember those two moments specifically because of a comment my husband made. “Look at that sky,” he said, … Continue reading

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Sharing my Facebook social media tips this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Hey, nice of you to join us here. I haven’t been back to Moonwinks since the start of my first job here in Michigan. Back then, we weren’t into coffee, just sweet flavored coffee drinks, … Continue reading

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Do you remember your first time? A momentous #TBT

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”~William Shakespeare, English poet Today is a momentous Throwback Thursday: July 21, 2009 is the day of my first Facebook post. I was with my Journal Club writerfriends at … Continue reading

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