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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 #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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Claiming myself in a new state of mind…kinda

“It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”~Jenn Proske, Canadian actress Today I heard Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and I cried. I have no reason to, but I did. I guess I do have a … 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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The appeal of writing in coffeeshops

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”~Albert Einstein, German scientist Coffeeshops are my office. Some people find the noise distracting. I find the background noise comforting. The conversations and overhead music soothes me, connects me to the outside world … Continue reading

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Unboxing Uppercase August 2016 delightfulness

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”~Aesop, Greek writer I cancelled my OwlCrate subscription because I found better book box kits. I’m frustrated with OwlCrate. Everything in their boxes is Harry Potter-themed, repeating vendors and impractical trinkets. … 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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The Beautiful Madness of subscription kits

“Age is just a state of mind.”~Abhisek Bachchan, Indian actor “Life is better with a plot.” That’s the tagline of Beautiful Madness Book Case, a new subscription service, two months old as of this post. The owner, Julia, is a … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking the #WeekendCoffeeShare away

If we were having coffee… It’s been a strange week, my dear. Too many doctor appointments, too little writing. I did have time to pick up the teapot wall hanging I won at TranquiliTea last weekend. I am now the … 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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A #WeekendCoffeeShare about coffee and tea

If we were having coffee… Wasn’t that fun? I haven’t been to a Starbucks coffee tasting in almost 10 years. The company stopped doing all that fun stuff, but I enjoyed pairing pastries with coffee. The last tasting I remember, … Continue reading

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Coffee, cold and a contest

If we were having coffee…. I’m glad you stopped by, but I’m sorry I’m not all social today. I’ve been sick this week. My husband was out of town, so the couch became my best friend. I did nothing except … 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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A look back, a look forward

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”~Marcus Aurelius, Roman soldier October 2014. Friends. Family. Sketchbooks. Parties. Coffee. Tea. Zentangle. Penn State. A … Continue reading

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A peek inside the life of a writer

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”~Charles Spurgeon, British clergyman Take a peek inside a morning in the life of a freelance writer (me!):

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A #tbt for #PSU24 day

“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”~Margaret Mead, American scientist As a rule, I don’t like blogpost titles that includes hashtags. It’s a sloppy shortcut to do double-duty without proper social … Continue reading

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A month in review: thank you, Photo 365

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist I made art.  I was creative. I played games.  I won and lost, but friendly competition.  I earned 5000 coins in Word Science and 100,000 coins in … Continue reading

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Craft shows and Zentangle: are they worth it?

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”~Charles Dickens, English writer Craft shows are tricky little things. Who shows up? What are they looking for? Did I bring enough stuff? Did I just waste my time? I like to venture out … Continue reading

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The Detroit Coffee Shop Tour

“I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.”~Socrates, Greek philosopher In a wild random what-the-heck moment, I decided to visit a coffee shop a day for at least one week. Ideally they are new coffee … Continue reading

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BYOB, Zentangle-style

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”~Ayn Rand, Russian writer BYOB has a new meaning this week. Over at the Diva’s Zentangle Challenge #176, it’s the inspiration for the art. … Continue reading

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