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Writing from a distance: good, bad, both?

“I’m thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could’ve gone the other way.”~Rick Springfield, American musician It should come as no surprise to anyone, but I write about coffee shops. The activity in coffee shops is fascinating, better … 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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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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Owlcrate July 2016 unboxing: same vendors, sneaky theme

“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. Once cannot exist without the other.”~Eric Burdon, British musician Oh my gosh!  Thank GOODness I got the Good Owlcrate box. . . . The July theme was … Continue reading

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Is writing ever wasted?

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician Wrapping up the Month of Little Things is a photo reminder of those precious moments. It’s easy enough to do; there are a lot … Continue reading

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February 29 : Leap day means another day to procrastinate

Procrastin-a-a-ation’s making me late. That sentence works best if you sing along with Carly Simon. Today is Leap day, and I have an extra day to enter the Rochester Writers 2016 Winter Contest. I’m still working on my pieces. There … Continue reading

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Retro love

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American leader I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately. Do you remember any class in school where you had a creative writing assignment? If so, you … Continue reading

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Remember December

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician It’s the middle of the month. Right about now, resolutions are falling faster than snowflakes.  Mine have been sidetracked by one nasty, … Continue reading

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Getting Hitched

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”~David Allan Coe, American musician This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge #199 is to use the tangle created … Continue reading

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Why is it always cold and rainy on Halloween?

“Life is one big road with lots of signs.”~Bob Marley, Jamaican musician I’m in Michigan and it’s the end of October. It’s no surprise that the weather is cold and rainy this time of year, but it’s Halloween and the … 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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Keepin' it real

“That’s what real love amounts to: letting a person be what he really is.”~Jim Morrison, American musician

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What if? That's a quandry

“Turn a different corner and we never would have met.”~George Michael, musician, “A Different Corner” I wrote that line to a far-away friend many, many years ago in a letter. I told her about my close, local friend who was … Continue reading

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Spiral up, spiral down, spiral all around

“A circle is the reflection of eternity; it has no beginning and it has no end. If you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral.”~Maynard Keenan, American musician Today started as a spiral downward: my Mega … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo TGIO wrap up…or is it?

“There’s a mystery to writing, and you don’t really know where most of it comes from.”~Neil Diamond, American musician Today was the NaNoWriMotown’s annual Thank God It’s Over party. It was my first TGIO, and it was inspiring to see … Continue reading

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Reclaiming my NaNoWriMo month with Zentangle

“When Life gives you lemons, make lemon merengue pie.”~Reggie Williams, American musician Turns out that I did shut down my life as I finished NaNoWriMo. I didn’t think I would, or could, but I have a pile of emails to … Continue reading

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Happiness is…this

“Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.”~Oscar Levant, American composer

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Penn State, purses and practicality

“A lot of football success is in the mind: you must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.”~Bill Shankly, Scottish athlete Can a woman survive without a purse? If you asked my Mom (rest her … Continue reading

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