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The things That Bind You

I dunno. Sometimes, phrases just pop into my head.  I think this is a writer thing, but it may happen to everyone, even civilians.  The bad phrases pop in and pop back out again, but the good phrases hang around and bother me untile I do something with them. Last week sometime, the things that […]

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The Benefits of Retreating

I've been at a writing retreat all weekend.  It was at Scarritt Bennett, a center in the middle of the labyrinth that hosts programs on diversity, women's empowerment, and spirituality.  (That's a photo of the labyrinth at Scarritt Bennett to the right, though I focused more on the blooming Redbud and Dogwood trees when I […]

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The Joy of Adverbs

Awhile back I wrote a post called The Rule of Threes. In re-pondering this again recently, the thought occurs that I'm not generally much of a rule follower.  In fact, you might even accurately describe me as a person who is incapable of following rules.  I break them like crazy in real life (which is […]

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The China Cabinet Syndrome

A couple weeks ago my dining room table was covered with china, cut glass, pitchers, and an odd assortment of knick-knacks.  This was all stuff brought over from my Mom's house, which we were cleaning out before an estate sale. I was really happy with all the things I'd claimed but the problem was that […]

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Eudemonia

As in yoo-di-mo-nee-uh. I was ostensibly cleaning up my office just now when I came across my word book, (pictured, left), and decided that pondering words is infinitely more important than a clean office.  After all, what is the use of a word book if one isn't constantly leafing through it to see what one […]

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