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So that was February… and March… and most of April?

My how time flies! (he says tongue in cheek) The time has passed in stress and change and some fairly productive writing. But I let it pass without posting and that’s not a “best practice”! The ‘quiet’ was not due … Continue reading

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Distracted, but not Distraught

Distracted by Poison Plants So February is the month that seed catalogues come out, right? If you are a gardener you know this. Since my teen years I have been addicted to growing various ornamental and edible plants.  Little wonder … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day! (and advertising works… sorta.)

Happy Valentine’s Day Today is that day some singles dread. I’m ‘single again’ and dread only the amount of sweets I see on sale tomorrow. I don’t need that temptation. And as for the ‘romance’ stuff… it looks too much … Continue reading

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“UpStairs” is Moving Again

Maybe that needs explaining. “Upstairs”, the sequel to Down Cellar, got put on a back burner when all the characters went AWOL from the Official Outline. They went on strike, because according to them, “that’s not the way the story … Continue reading

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Call for Help

A one minute story (takes just about a minute to read the whole thing) Thomasina? Sorry I missed you last night. Oh yeah… well it wasn’t exactly a date just coffee. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to …my phone … Continue reading

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The Discipline of a Shrunken Life

It’s not the thing we normally think of, to reduce our life scope. In moments of over-stimulation we cry for it but very soon we’re bored, feeling confined, or just unfulfilled. We want more. It’s a human thing, not to … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Writing for Income vs Writing for Pleasure

The first blog entry of the year is by my good friend Kenneth Cuccia. For the past ten years, Kenny has been both a sounding board and source of inspiration to me.  As a Middle School classroom teacher of writing, … Continue reading

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