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This #WeekendCoffeeShare about reading and unpacking

If we were having coffee…. Hello! Isn’t this a nice Starbucks? It’s a Clover store, and they still have my Nicaragua Macarena. That’s not it’s real name, of course, but a barista back in Michigan couldn’t pronounce it, so that’s … Continue reading

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Should Pokémon Adventures be a part of book challenges? All that and a book review.

“Memory…is the diary that we all carry with us.”~Oscar Wilde, Irish Dramatist Comic books count as books read. When I was a kid, my school and Scholastic Books sponsored summer reading challenges. I walked door-to-door and asked people for donations. … Continue reading

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Writing goals as #ROW80 Round 3 begins

“Only I can change my life; no one can do it for me.”~Carol Burnett, American actress This Round 3 is all about writing focus and scheduling. I was late to my Memoir2 group last week, so I couldn’t test my … Continue reading

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Boldly stating my #ROW80 goals, Round 2

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that, in the process, he does not become a monster.”~Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher Welcome to Round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days, running April 2 – June 22, 2017. This … Continue reading

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Perceptions and misconceptions of New Jersey

“At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are.”~Kim Kardashian, American celebrity I’m in New Jersey now, and I’m surprisingly happy. I lived in NJ for almost 10 years before getting married and moving … Continue reading

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My Farewell #WeekendCoffeeShare from Michigan

If we were having coffee… Hey, I’m glad you could join me and my husband at Starbucks. This is one of my last times writing here. Actually, I’m coming tomorrow, Monday, for my last Swarm check in streak. I know, … Continue reading

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The #ROW80 Website back!! and my ROUND 1 goals

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”~Jim Rohn, American businessman Finally, someone has released their vice grip hold on the merits of Facebook! I’m excited to share that the Round … 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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Memories Swarm around me

“Life is a song, sing it; Life is a game, play it.”~Sai Baba, Indian leader I’m feeling nostalgic as I pack up my life. The phone app Timehop reminds me of what has been years ago on this date in … Continue reading

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ROWing my life away, missing writing

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”~Sydney J. Harris, American journalist Education is learning about yourself. The Round of Words in 80 Days quarterly challenge continues to teach me about how I work. 1–Complete a good, … Continue reading

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Choose or choose not; that is the question

“Today I choose life.”~Kevyn Aucoin, American artist Are you writing right now? Why, or why not? Have you talked to your dear friend lately? Did you spend two hours on social media last night? Are you exercising or being active … Continue reading

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My new view of #NaNoWriMo

“The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.”~Jose Bergamin, Spanish writer This year, I free myself from NaNoWriMo convention and snub my nose at what is expected. Everyone approaches NaNoWriMo differently. This first year I discovered that the … Continue reading

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Will I lose my writing groups when I move?

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.”~Hubert H. Humphrey, American politician I need not have worried about losing my writing groups when I move away. Last week, I informed John, the moderator of my Deadwood … Continue reading

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Launching into #ROW80 Round 4 with a deep sigh of writing

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”~Oprah Winfrey, American entertainer It’s that time again: writing success or failure? I started these A Round of Words in 80 Days challenges last year … 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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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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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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What is the key to balancing social media?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”~Nelson Mandela, S. African statesman Yesterday, I was reminded why I dis-Like Facebook: I spend too much d@=# time on it. I have a social media schedule, one that continues to evolve. For now, … 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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