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Playing Games with Haiku Horizons #245

I have missed writing haiku. Every Tuesday at my Montclair Writers Support Group, each person introduces themselves and talks about writing struggles and goals. I tweak my intro every week, but it always contains “award-winning writer,” “author,” “memoir,” blah blah … Continue reading

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Choose your own words in haiku and adventure

“Only I can change my life; no one can do it for me.”~Carol Burnett, American actress Words and video games don’t mix. The video game Zork? is a simple game: type your actions. The puzzle in this text-only game is … Continue reading

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Success in writing: Breakdown of #ROW80 Round 4 goals, Part 1 of 3

“All great achievements require time.”~Maya Angelou, American poet  Round 4 goals.  Writing, reading, playing and etc, Today I’m focusing on my writing.  This is how I plan to break down and work on these goals, in no particular order: WRITING: … 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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Celebrating 3 must-read writing bloggers

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”~Abraham Lincoln, American president Today, l celebrate bloggers. We’re all in this together, whatever our reasons for writing, whatever our topics or motivation. Supporting each other is what we should … 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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Perceptions and misconceptions of New Jersey

“At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are.”~Kim Kardashian, American celebrity I’m in New Jersey now, and I’m surprisingly happy. I lived in NJ for almost 10 years before getting married and moving … Continue reading

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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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A flood of writing emotions

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”~Helen Keller, American writer I arrived at Barnes & Noble early enough for tonight’s Deadwood Study Group. The format has changed over the years, and right … 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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ROWing my life away, missing writing

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”~Sydney J. Harris, American journalist Education is learning about yourself. The Round of Words in 80 Days quarterly challenge continues to teach me about how I work. 1–Complete a good, … 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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Tossing #ROW80 Round 3 onto the backseat: it has ended!

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”~Abraham Lincoln, American president I’ve participated in A Round of Words in 80 Days for a year now and have yet to accomplish … Continue reading

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Beyond social media: Like yourself

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”~Albert Camus, French philosopher Are you kind to yourself? Probably not. We tell ourselves… I’m not a good writer, we say. I’ll never be published/finish a story. I’m not … 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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The appeal of writing in coffeeshops

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”~Albert Einstein, German scientist Coffeeshops are my office. Some people find the noise distracting. I find the background noise comforting. The conversations and overhead music soothes me, connects me to the outside world … Continue reading

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What is the key to balancing social media?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”~Nelson Mandela, S. African statesman Yesterday, I was reminded why I dis-Like Facebook: I spend too much d@=# time on it. I have a social media schedule, one that continues to evolve. For now, … 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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Searches and spiders and Schoolhouse Rock

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist I would disagree with Al’s statement above: rather than “hope” we should “plan” to be more active in our futures. What does my Internet searches say about me? … Continue reading

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Do you need a haiku and a smile? Read on….

“Develop success from failures.”~Dale Carnegie, American writer SPEND is the theme for the centennial edition of Haiku Horizons. Besides my haiku, what have I been spending my time on? I’m spending my time smiling with all the opportunities I have … Continue reading

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