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Reflecting good and bad on #AtoZChallenge 2021

Every year, I tell myself that I will love the annual #AtoZChallenge, and every year, I’m disappointed in something. Daily blogging is hard, which is why I don’t do it. Too often Life happens and writing does not. Can I … Continue reading

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eXceptionally difficult letter, that X – #AtoZChallenge

Next to the letter Q,  X is an intimidating letter. X is strong. X crosses out. X marks the spot. X blocks entrances. X crisscrosses threads that hold items together. X adds hope through fingers and toes. X begins Xe: … Continue reading

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Maybe you will write a letter today, or tomorrow #AtoZChallenge

My friends, how do I love thee? Let me count the stamps. April is a month of showers before flowers, as well as other events: April is, of course, the month for Blogging from A to Z April Challenge since … Continue reading

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Journey along the #AtoZChallenge

Journeys begin with a thought. “I want to publish a book.” “I want to be healthier.” “I want to travel to San Antonio.” The first step is changing “want to” into “will.” I will publish a book. I will be … Continue reading

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Flying high-ku for #AtoZChallenge

Feel like flying today? “Hello, how are you?” the coffee barista asks me. “I’m fine” –which I am– “How are you?” “I’m doing okay,” the barista replies. Okay is not a fine thing to be. We can challenge ourselves to … Continue reading

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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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X-ceptional haiku NOT using the word xylophone for #AtoZChallenge

. . I wrote an alphabet haiku using the letter X without the word xylophone. Clever me.  *big smile* My A to Z Challenge theme is alphabet haiku, with each word using the alphabet letter for that day. Who says … Continue reading

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Updating apps and understanding life through #AtoZChallenge

. . . —- Updating apps shows me even more memories I may or may not want to remember. Looking at Timehop inspired me to scroll through my apps. Early phone pages should be filled with oft-used, important apps.  Screens … Continue reading

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Sharing this anniversary on #AtoZChallenge

Stars aligned 10 years ago to create magic, so today I celebrate my website anniversary. On April 22, 2010, I created my original Wolf Howlings blog at the Canton Public Library in Michigan.  That historical moment occurred in the 8-table … Continue reading

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Realizing why I don’t read books: an #AtoZChallenge post

.. . Reading glasses must be a priority for me this month because I can’t read my comic books. . . I’m too young to be one of those squinty people who say . . “I need reading glasses” before … Continue reading

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Quit procrastinating in #AtoZChallenge

The 20th way to procrastinate a writer is with Quizzes. You know them; in fact, you’ve probably taken one or more. Women’s magazines were, perhaps still are, stuffed with “Is he the right boyfriend for you? Take this quiz to … Continue reading

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Laugh with today’s #AtoZChallenge

1 . 3 . 5 . 7.. MAKE THIS and all text above WHITE Today is International Moment of Laughter Day, so find something that brings you delight. I learned that tidbit of fun after I wrote today’s haiku feeling … Continue reading

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Insist on creativity for #AtoZChallenge

. . Today’s Alphabet Haiku is brought to you by the letter I. -.- .- .- .- .- . . . . Isn’t it interesting? Intriguing? Intrigued? Indeed.

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Find fish and friends in #AtoZChallenge haiku

One fine way for a writer to procrastinate is with Fish. Fish are Zen in motion. They go where they want, flip around in a different path at a whim. Writers identify with this path as they look for the … Continue reading

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Encourage entertainment on the radio with #AtoZChallenge

Every Monday at 10:00am is the best start to my week. NJ 101.5 is the New Jersey talk radio station whose hosts talk about everything entertaining.  Weekday morning commuting hours feature mostly news, politics and serious stuff.  The fun part … Continue reading

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Dare: Are bloggers real writers? #AtoZChallenge

My name is Diana, and I am a writer. I state that up front because despite my published articles, books and national writing awards, some people still raise eyebrows at the thought of writing being a profession.  You know, those … Continue reading

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Childhood memoir in haiku for #AtoZChallenge

Here’s a slice of childhood life from my short memoir Lessons from Dad: A Letter to You: Thank you for playing games with me.  Not many kids can say this.  I still have that picture from when I was two … Continue reading

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“B”eing planted in the #AtoZChallenge moment

A gardener by any means I am not, but I cultivate a deep green houseplant forest. . The lawn art my neighbors accomplish humbles me, but endless cycle of pulling weeds is not worth it. Houseplants are as green as … Continue reading

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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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My fun #AtoZChallenge 2020 Theme Reveal

I wrote a haiku based on the letter X that does not include the word “xylophone”. I hope you love the alphabet because we couldn’t write without it. April is the month bloggers around the world unite to write daily posts … Continue reading

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