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How I almost lost my blog

Welcome. I almost lost this blog. For a number of reasons, I lost my domain name “dwhirsch.com.” If you click there now, you can buy shoes online. Don’t! Boycott shoes! What’s even more insulting is that the site has nothing … Continue reading

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Happy anti-New Year! Words, focus and remembering January

How are your New Year Resolutions coming along? If you still remember even one of them, that’s not a bad way to start Monday, July 1, 2019. January 1st was a day filled with promise and goals and plans for … Continue reading

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What motivates your? Goalsetting for #ROW80 Round 4

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”~Buddha, Indian leader When do you deserve to treat yourself? I use bribery to motivate myself. If I go through emails, then I can spend time on Instagram. If I write … Continue reading

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Land on my feet or my writing *bleep* as #ROW80 Round 3 ends

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love.”~Sophia Loren, Italian actress It seems I’ve been stuck in a lot of things lately. … Continue reading

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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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Writing goals are achievable through #ROW80

“Art is the triumph over chaos.”~John Cheever, American writer It has taken me, what, 3 years to finally believe that I can do this. Do what?  Everything. Okay, maybe not everything, like walking through a pit of snakes, but my … Continue reading

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Let’s talk Star Trek, #ROW80 and writing tips

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Today’s memoir writing tip: Don’t begin with backstory. Perfect advice as I rewrite my Star Trek MomMemoir. The annual Las Vegas Star Trek convention begins in two weeks, … Continue reading

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This #WeekendCoffeeShare about reading and unpacking

If we were having coffee…. Hello! Isn’t this a nice Starbucks? It’s a Clover store, and they still have my Nicaragua Macarena. That’s not it’s real name, of course, but a barista back in Michigan couldn’t pronounce it, so that’s … Continue reading

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Writing goals as #ROW80 Round 3 begins

“Only I can change my life; no one can do it for me.”~Carol Burnett, American actress This Round 3 is all about writing focus and scheduling. I was late to my Memoir2 group last week, so I couldn’t test my … Continue reading

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A first writing #WeekendCoffeeShare in New Jersey

If we were having coffee… Hey, I’m glad you could meet me here. It’s my first time at the Chatham Starbucks. What do you think? It’s super crazy busy, and I guess it’s like this every weekend. It’s one of … Continue reading

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A family #WeekendCoffeeShare with writing organization tips

If we were having coffee… It’s quiet in here, isn’t it? Barnes & Noble cafés are usually subdued, but the Easter holiday must be why it’s extra quiet in here. They’re proudly brewing Verona, which is one of my go-to … Continue reading

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Claiming myself in a new state of mind…kinda

“It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”~Jenn Proske, Canadian actress Today I heard Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and I cried. I have no reason to, but I did. I guess I do have a … Continue reading

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My Farewell #WeekendCoffeeShare from Michigan

If we were having coffee… Hey, I’m glad you could join me and my husband at Starbucks. This is one of my last times writing here. Actually, I’m coming tomorrow, Monday, for my last Swarm check in streak. I know, … Continue reading

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The #ROW80 Website back!! and my ROUND 1 goals

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”~Jim Rohn, American businessman Finally, someone has released their vice grip hold on the merits of Facebook! I’m excited to share that the Round … 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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Lessons on selling a house: why I’m not writing

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”~Matsuo Basho, Japanese poet Once we listed our house, I thought I’d get my life back; I did, but I lost my mind in the process. Some people would argue … Continue reading

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Memories Swarm around me

“Life is a song, sing it; Life is a game, play it.”~Sai Baba, Indian leader I’m feeling nostalgic as I pack up my life. The phone app Timehop reminds me of what has been years ago on this date in … Continue reading

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How I learned to like coffee

“Coffee is a language in itself.”~Jackie Chan, Chinese actor I never used to be a coffee drinker, but now I am. My parents gave me a sip of their black coffee to satisfy my curiosity, and I found it to … 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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Thank you, evil ex-Boss (a nod to Halloween)

“Don’t dream it; Be it.”~Dr. Frank-N-Furter, A Scientist Thank you for being a horrible boss. Thank you for driving me so crazed that I quit. Without my day choked by you, I explored different avenues and experiences. I had fun … Continue reading

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