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Published a tiny bit in Molecule – a tiny lit

Being published is a good thing, so why do I feel a little bit? Molecule is a bi-annual literary online magazine that publishes 50-word poetry and prose along with small-scale artwork. It’s a struggle cutting down to a 500-word piece, … Continue reading

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Remember writing in #tbt for May 21

Another throwback Thursday, with more writing lessons learned. What have I discovered?   I engaged Twitter a lot more than I do today.  Will I exercise that media more now?  Should I?  Am I missing something vital?  Did I get … Continue reading

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Create your signature writing word

I found my writing self in one word. Continuing from this blog post last week, I needed to find myself after losing my domain name. I needed to redefine myself. I found myself in one word: funky. Since you’re visiting … Continue reading

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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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The Friendship Edition of #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Thanks for meeting me here. SmartWorld Coffee is the first coffeeshop I discovered here in New Jersey. It’s my default location because it’s close to temporary housing and it’s the warmest coffee shop I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye is an art form

“Could we see again when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.”~Ouida, English novelist Another Goodbye Selfie is taken, but my friend prefers privacy, so I’m sharing our story … Continue reading

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The secret code: Happy National Handwriting Day

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”~Isaac Asimov, American scientist I realize that to create a secret code, write in cursive. As a scrapbooker, it continues to stun me that other paper artists hate their handwriting. Yes, they … Continue reading

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Wrapping up #ROW80 Round 4 and my afterthought

“We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”~Joseph Campbell, American author Spoiler alert: I only accomplished one of my five ROW80 goals in Round 4. I despise … Continue reading

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Free yourself from email clutter

“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?”~Will Rogers, American actor This week I have been doing something bold and freeing: unsubscribing from emails. I apologize if yours was one of them. It’s nothing … 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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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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Defending my #ROW80 progress, or lack thereof

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”~Frederick Douglass, American author I must be super-progressing because I am super-struggling. I had no idea how much time it takes to pack up a 10-year-worth-of-stuff house. My scrapbook room: yowch! My writing … 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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A writing exercise: Is looking back looking backwards?

“A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s; she changes it more often.”~Oliver Herford, American writer Have you ever reviewed your life one month at a time? The Photo365 app–for iPhone, definitely, maybe Android–gives me that opportunity. Take a photo … 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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Sharing my Facebook social media tips this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Hey, nice of you to join us here. I haven’t been back to Moonwinks since the start of my first job here in Michigan. Back then, we weren’t into coffee, just sweet flavored coffee drinks, … 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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Be accountable for your writing: my #ROW80 Round 3 goals

“I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”~Winston Churchill, English statesman Here we go again. A Round of Words in 80 Days, Round 3 for 2016 runs from July 4 – Sept 22, 2016. … Continue reading

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OwlCrate unboxing June 2016: Royalty

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”~Joseph Campbell, American writer Wow. This makes two mostly-satisfying OwlCrate boxes in a row. I think it’s the longest streak since my subscription began with “Spooky” … 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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