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A Penn State birthday #WeekendCoffeeShare writing & eating ice cream

If we were having coffee… …we would NOT be having coffee. Oh my gosh! Didn’t I tell you Penn State atmosphere is electric?!? Shoulder to shoulder crowds, the bars, the random football cheers, the street music. This town is too … Continue reading

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An almost-birthday writing reflection of #ROW80 this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. I’m glad you could stop in. This little Starbucks, as you know, is the place we normally say faretheewell to my in-laws before our 12-hour drive back to Michigan. Now that we’re 2 hours away … Continue reading

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A schedule to publish two stories in one month

“A good beginning makes a good end.”~Louis L’Amour, American author I can do three things at once; at least, I used to. Reflecting on this past Weekend Coffee Share post, my writing and editing process reminded me of Comm 242 … 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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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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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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Coffee, beach balls and World’s Greatest Ribs this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Glad you could meet, especially now that I-275 North is open. I like this Orchard Lake Rd. Starbucks because it’s another Clover location. I can’t stay too long. I just came from a Saturday work … Continue reading

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Celebrating THON on this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Thanks for meeting us here at Miracle Coffee. It’s our annual tradition to watch the Penn State THON Total Reveal in a coffeeshop, and he chose here this time. He’s a fan of the blended … Continue reading

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Birthdays are in the details

“Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”~Ausonius, Roman poet Another February 15th rolls to an end, another birthday for my husband curls up for a 365-day nap. Birthdays are in the little touches.

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Autumn is the best season because…

“Today you are you, truer than true. There is no one alive that is you-er than you.”~Dr. Seuss, American writer I don’t understand beach people or winter people when fall is the best time of the year. Summer people vacation … Continue reading

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Birthday fun, flowers and Zentangle

“It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.”~Charles Spurgeon, British clergyman Happy Birthday to me! Yep, that’s me, boldly proclaiming the day the world was graced by my presence (“Monday’s child is fair … Continue reading

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My book's release date!

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”~Victor Kiam, American businessman I. Have. Decided. The memoir novel I am writing about the lessons my father taught me will be released on NOVEMBER 20, 2014. Why that date, … Continue reading

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On Zentangle, poetry and napping

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”~Elbert Hubbard, American writer It’s a long drive from Philadelphia to Michigan. A long drive. No matter how fast or pokey we are, it always takes 12 hours. I have been a zombie today. … Continue reading

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In like a Lion…

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word….”~Leo Buscaglia, American writer Another month done, another Photo365. That’s two down for 2014. The dirty snow piles in my neighborhood will not melt for another two … Continue reading

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A special unspecial birthday

“Everything is awesome; everything is cool when you’re part of a team.”~ theme song, The LEGO Movie Happy Birthday to my husband. Being born the day after Valentine’s Day can be rough. One full day of being treated special followed … Continue reading

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eBook failure…or success? A month in review

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”~Winston Churchill, English politician October 1 came and went, and I did not publish my eBook. That’s okay. Really, I’m okay with that. Zentangle and the scrapbooking style a … Continue reading

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Somewhere over the Zentangle

“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.”~Lauren Bacall, American actress Today, I am mortal. My friend, Jane, said that to me last week, the day after my birthday. “Good morning, mortal … Continue reading

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In Zentangle and life, all is Well

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”~John Barrymore, American actor As my Birthday Weeks for Sweet Pea wind down, I celebrate all my well wishes. It all began Labor Day Weekend with the PennState … Continue reading

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Sept 9: Happy Birthday to me…!

“happy Birthday; you’re what, 22 today?”~Scotty, bartender at J. Patrick’s Irish bar and grill All these years and I still got it! My Birthday Day was a great one, and it’s not one of those landmark 30-39-40-50 years. Just a … Continue reading

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Are you paranoid? Should be.

“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse; I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”~J. D. Salinger, American writer It’s almost my birthday. Here’s hoping!

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