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Reading Challenges: good or bad?

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”~Thomas Jefferson, American president How sad it is that we as a society make even the joy of reading a massive social media event? There are gazumerous reading challenges out there. … Continue reading

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Let’s talk Star Trek, #ROW80 and writing tips

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Today’s memoir writing tip: Don’t begin with backstory. Perfect advice as I rewrite my Star Trek MomMemoir. The annual Las Vegas Star Trek convention begins in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Pigeon poop and writing prompts

“All wealth is the product of labor,”~John Locke, English philosopher Yesterday, I wrote about pigeon poop and people loved it. That’s the beauty of free write exercises: you have no idea what will spew from your pen. The Montclair Write … 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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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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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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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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A Super-Bawl #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Isn’t this place cool? It was great to rediscover No.VI Coffee last month when a friend checked in on Swarm. I’m usually only up this way when I have a particular doctor appointment, which I … Continue reading

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My writing time has been sabotaged!

I have become protective of my writing time. Intensely fierce. I’ve never felt that way before. I was surprised by my reaction on Monday, truly surprised that I felt like wrapping my mountain lioness self around my laptop and saying … Continue reading

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Retro love

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American leader I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately. Do you remember any class in school where you had a creative writing assignment? If so, you … Continue reading

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Give in to your imperfections

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”~William Shakespeare, English dramatist Today, and all of this week, I embrace my addictions. No, not those addictions. Whatever you were thinking of, you’re probably wrong. I’m talking social … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Mega Meet (and Zentangle) class registration opens tomorrow

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”~Maya Angelou, American poet The 2015 Great Lakes Mega Meet class schedule is online. Time is short to review: class registration opens at 7:00pm this Tuesday night. That’s only four days from today! … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving #tbt memories of Mom

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman statesman I’ve been a Weight Watchers Lifetime member for more than 11 years, and the meeting topic for the fourth week … 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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Drink some coffee, tangle some Zen, nap

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist It’s 10am and I’m in a coffee shop on the campus side of Ann Arbor. Espresso Royale is my hangout caffeine of choice whenever I’m here … Continue reading

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2013 starts with a bang and two little words

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”~Abraham Lincoln, former American president How interesting. I used another quote by Lincoln last January at this time. Maybe it’s a sign I should see the … Continue reading

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The day before the end

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”~Roger Babson, American entrepreneur

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