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Writerly goodbyes are on the horizon

“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything; it’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.”~Trey Parker, American artist My phone is filling up with Goodbye Selfies. I met my writerly friend, Erin, today for a writing adventure. … 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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Choose or choose not; that is the question

“Today I choose life.”~Kevyn Aucoin, American artist Are you writing right now? Why, or why not? Have you talked to your dear friend lately? Did you spend two hours on social media last night? Are you exercising or being active … 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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Did you know Smurfette had plastic smurfery done?

“I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go onto other things.”~Walt Disney, American cartoonist Cartoons are the foundation of Life. I forgot about that until I came across this post in my WordPress feed. The author discusses … 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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My final #ROW80 Round 1 reflections and suggestions

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”~Winston Churchill, English statesman A Round of Words in 80 Days. The challenge is detailed here on the #ROW80 blog for all writers, bloggers, artists … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Zentangle in a coffeeshop

“Life isn’t about finding yourself; Life is about creating yourself.”~George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer Today, I am doing just that. One month ago, Colleen contacted me about Zentangle classes. I’m not actively teaching, but the big-box craft store I had … Continue reading

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What makes someone successful?

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”~Joyce Brothers, American psychologist Success is a scary word. If we say we are successful, others may perceive us of bragging. I am superior … Continue reading

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Let’s try this #ROW80 thing again

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet It’s that time of year for resolution and Round of Words. I didn’t keep up with ROW80 much last round. It … Continue reading

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A festive #WeekendCoffeeShare and time management

If we were having coffee… Here, let’s sit at the dining room table. I finally cleared it off enough that we can use it. There’s room for our musical snowglobe now, my husband’s favorite decoration. Shall I plug it in? … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Mega Meet (and Zentangle) class registration opens tomorrow

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”~Maya Angelou, American poet The 2015 Great Lakes Mega Meet class schedule is online. Time is short to review: class registration opens at 7:00pm this Tuesday night. That’s only four days from today! … Continue reading

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Amazing results: THON 2015 and Zentangle Diva Challenge

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”~Francis of Assisi, Italian Saint This past weekend, 708 Penn State students stood on their feet and did not sleep for 46 hours to raise … Continue reading

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New news in a Zentangle New Year

“Life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself.”~George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright February 14th was Valentine’s Day. My husband and I had evening plans in Detroit, but snowy weather and a busy week for both of us changed … Continue reading

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Random Fridays are the best fridays

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”~Thomas Browne, British scientist Today has been a delightful cacophony of events. I started the day off writing in my local Starbucks. I began composing this post there with the help of my … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Zentangle

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American activist This week enters a new era, Diva Challenge #201. This week’s challenge is the annual awareness to Moebius Syndrome, which her youngest … Continue reading

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WolfHowlings in review: 2014

Every year, WordPress prepares an annual report for the blogs hosted on its site. Right about now, everyone is posting the stats on their sites, so far be it from me to not be hip and trendy. I posted 539 … Continue reading

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Do you remember when…?

“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”~Bo Bennett, American businessman I didn’t intend that quote to be reflective of this blogpost; it’s just serendipity. Today is December 1. I’m reading social media … Continue reading

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How to save a walrus

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”~ Albert Einstein, German scientist As I continue to write and edit My Father, My Friend and as I think about NaNoWriMo, I downloaded a new app, … Continue reading

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