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Childhood memoir in haiku for #AtoZChallenge

Here’s a slice of childhood life from my short memoir Lessons from Dad: A Letter to You: Thank you for playing games with me.  Not many kids can say this.  I still have that picture from when I was two … 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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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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On being “Home” this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Hey, good to see you. **Hug** Thanks for meeting me so late. I’ll be at my in-laws in a few, but their coffee is from some big box warehouse store, so I always stop here … Continue reading

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My first writerly goodbye, and my steel cut emotions

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader Damn, these goodbyes are getting harder. Today I said goodbye to John, the moderator of my Deadwood Writers Group. He challenged … 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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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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A fishy Easter #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Wasn’t that coffee tasting fun? I know, you may not be such a Starbucks supporter, but these monthly events are now something my husband and I look forward to. So far, I’ve learned that I … Continue reading

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My father is dead

Today marks the 10th anniversary of my Dad’s death. He died just after 10am, so by the time you read this, I will have lived a life without my father for 10 years. How should I feel? I never really thought about … 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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A #tbt for #PSU24 day

“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”~Margaret Mead, American scientist As a rule, I don’t like blogpost titles that includes hashtags. It’s a sloppy shortcut to do double-duty without proper social … Continue reading

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Zentangle: Pretty in pink

“Understanding is joyous.”~Carl Sagan, American scientist Cancer has affected my life. Among Dad’s many health conditions, he developed cancer in his later years of life. My one aunt had skin cancer. I expect that another family segment of relatives would … 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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