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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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A Penn State birthday #WeekendCoffeeShare writing & eating ice cream

If we were having coffee… …we would NOT be having coffee. Oh my gosh! Didn’t I tell you Penn State atmosphere is electric?!? Shoulder to shoulder crowds, the bars, the random football cheers, the street music. This town is too … Continue reading

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An almost-birthday writing reflection of #ROW80 this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. I’m glad you could stop in. This little Starbucks, as you know, is the place we normally say faretheewell to my in-laws before our 12-hour drive back to Michigan. Now that we’re 2 hours away … 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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A #WeekendCoffeeShare with exciting editing advice

If we were having coffee… Hey there. Glad you could meet here. I know, no exciting, newly-discovered coffee shop, just my standard fallback here on Route 22. The texture of the Frappuccinos is hit or miss, sometimes not thick enough … 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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Looking back on 2016 without resolutions

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”~Henry Ford, American entrepreneur Happy New Year, Happy New Week, Happy New You! This is the time when people pause to reflect and lay out their goals and plans … Continue reading

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Feeling nostalgic about writing and missing crayons

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”~Tom Stoppard, English writer I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately. Maybe it’s the packing and seeing my previous life end up in boxes. Touching these things that are or were precious … 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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Stressed and slothed this non-writing #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Thanks for meeting me here at Starbucks so late. I’ve been wiped out all weekend. Packing for the move has sucked the soul out of me. I’m not writing, I’m not hanging out on social … Continue reading

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A fabulous #WeekendCoffeeShare with friends, football and Frappes

If we were having coffee…. Thanks for coming over to my house today. I hope Keurig coffee is okay today. Excuse the mess on the table, but I hosted my annual Halloween Crop at Casa de la Hirsch last night, … 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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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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This #WeekendCoffeeShare: come in from the rain

If we were having coffee…. Hi. How are you today? Thanks for making it out in this rain. Downpour. I’ve never been to City Coffeehouse before. My husband’s gonna join us after he’s done record browsing. I recommend the Organic … Continue reading

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The beautiful unboxing of Beautiful Madness Book Case, Chapter 3

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”~John Dewey, American philosopher I’m so glad I found Beautiful Madness Book Case subscription company tucked in the back of Aisle 1 at BookExpo America 2016 in Chicago. The owner was … Continue reading

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On cloudwatching, ice cream and PokemonGO

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”~John C. Maxwell, American clergyman My month began and ended with clouds. I remember those two moments specifically because of a comment my husband made. “Look at that sky,” he said, … Continue reading

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Writing productivity with #ROW80 for this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Oh, I’m so glad you made it. This is so bizarre, isn’t it? A coffeeshop inside a movie theater, and not just a counter but a real sit-down coffeeshop with tables and pastries and you … Continue reading

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Self-promotion: Things to do and not to do

I used to be all about the me-me-me approach to self-promotion, but now I realize that sucks. Oh, you should be proud of your work. I am; my writings are great. As Barbara Fine said at BEA16, “No one cares … Continue reading

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