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April 1: Art, Artists and #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to Day 1 of the AtoZ Blog Challenge. Today I feel more Zzzzzz than Awake. April is just one of those busy months. And, really, how did it become the 4th month already? I’m distracted with inconveniences today, not … Continue reading

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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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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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Should you write about everything?

“Be happy for this moment; this moment is your life.”~Omar Khayyam, Persian poet I made it to the other side. The 2-day move from Michigan to New Jersey was casual. April weather in February accompanied me my entire drive. My … Continue reading

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Are you feeling the holidays?

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”~William Shakespeare, English poet Today is December 25. Tomorrow is December 26. We’re driving to my in-laws that day. Yesterday was December 24, and Friday was December 23. … 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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Do you remember your first time? A momentous #TBT

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”~William Shakespeare, English poet Today is a momentous Throwback Thursday: July 21, 2009 is the day of my first Facebook post. I was with my Journal Club writerfriends at … Continue reading

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Are you keepin’ it real today?

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”~Eleanor Roosevelt, American First Lady It’s only 1:36pm as of this writing, and I already want to file today in the Let Me Forget pile. Yes, feelings are real, and as … Continue reading

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Let’s try this #ROW80 thing again

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet It’s that time of year for resolution and Round of Words. I didn’t keep up with ROW80 much last round. It … Continue reading

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Cover myself in a haiku

“The secret of getting things done is to act.”~Dante Alighieri, Italian poet . . . . Sometimes you feel like a nap; sometimes you don’t. What that means is sometimes you feel like two naps.

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Writing thoughts on how to be successful

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”~Ernest Holmes, American Theologist “I want to be a writer.” I hear this from strangers. I hear this from my writers group. I hear this … 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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Do you play games?

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”~Don Marquis, American poet Just another day playing games with my husband. We usually play two games–one is just never enough–and it’s nice when we split the games.

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At the Crux of a Zentangle

“I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.”~Pietro Aretino, Italian poet Happy Monday. Yes, it is a happy Monday here for sure: our new air conditioning unit is installed, working and now the weather is too … Continue reading

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A letter and eBook to my dad on Fathers Day

“To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.”~Euripides, Greek poet “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”~Jim Valvano, American basketball coach It’s a double Words of Wisdom day … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th, Ku-style

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.”~Joel Osteen, American clergyman This is a haiku Ku that I wrote today.  The … Continue reading

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Is your life passing you by? Mine isn't, and here's why

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much more.”~Helen Keller, American writer Another month has passed by, and I have another super-cool reminder of what my life has been about. In no particular order, here are … Continue reading

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Why you should be mindful of others

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”~Maya Angelou, American poet

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How to find daily happiness

“Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.”~Thomas Fuller, English clergyman I got suckered into an April Fool’s joke, the first one played on me in…oh, years…. That’s why I didn’t expect it. At least that’s my excuse and … Continue reading

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Poetic Vines

To wrap-up National Poetry Month, I’m sharing a few more Found Poetry cards. With a deck of 52+ it’s hard to showcase them all unless they are in a video. Hey, guess what I did before sending them off…?!? Vine … Continue reading

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