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Things I notice writing in coffee shops

“Just living is not enough; one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”~Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author What do you notice around you? Today, writing in Rock ‘n’ Joe Union coffee shop, the music includes a country artist’s cover … 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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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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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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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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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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A chill blogging #WeekendCoffeeShare in Detroit

If we were having coffee… Oh my gosh. Isn’t this the most chill coffeehouse you’ve ever been in? It is for me, and that’s saying a lot. I can’t even call it a “coffeeshop” because that commonplace word doesn’t do … 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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A month in review: thank you, Photo 365

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist I made art.  I was creative. I played games.  I won and lost, but friendly competition.  I earned 5000 coins in Word Science and 100,000 coins in … Continue reading

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Summer concert season ends with the best

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.”~Jim Rohn, American businessman What a way to close out Plymouth’s summer Music in the Park program: Steve King and the Dittilies. They utilize an eclectic combination of instruments from sax to … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines or Word Crimes?

I was all set to write a blog past about love and coffee, but my Deadwood Writers Group got unusually chatty with e-mails and links to cool writing stuff. In the fluster, I almost missed this one that links to, … Continue reading

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All's fair in art and car repair

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”~Benjamin Franklin, American politician My car needed to be repaired. My auto shop is in downtown Ann Arbor. This week is the annual Art Fair in Ann Arbor. Gee…I … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”~Conan O’Brien, American entertainer Local scrapbook store Sticker Store and More is closing at the end of June.  It came as a shock, and I am sad. Why does this bother me, … Continue reading

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Triple D: Diva dares Di

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”~Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist A quick and dirty post because I’m packing for a weekend in State College for the Penn State Blue/White spring football game. Us … Continue reading

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