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Follies: Festive Fridays

It's Friday!  And you know what that means, time for some folly.  In this case, festive folly. This week we are beginning a crazy dance party.  What's a crazy dance party?  I will tell you.  Years ago, there used to be a kid's show on PBS and every so often one of the characters would […]

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A Very Glittery Book Review

*Note: after you read the review, please scroll down to the end of this post and answer the question I've asked.  Thank you, beloved readers. Waking Up in the Land of Glitter by Kathy Cano-Murillo I've followed Kathy Cano-Murillo for quite some time on her crafting blog and lately her writing blog. Why?  Because she […]

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Back to the Basics, Or Not

Writers can always benefit by going back to the basics, right?  Or not?  And more to the point, if you've been writing for awhile, have you tried going back to the basics recently?  It is not that easy. Going back to the basics seems like a good idea.  You get the desire to strip it […]

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Seeing With Fresh Eyes

The other day, I was out walking in a neighborhood next to mine.  And for some reason, I started thinking about the name of the neighborhood that I live in, which is Rose City Park.  And the thought occurred to me that it is a lovely, evocative name.  This is something I've always known, but […]

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The Place You Write

I write in my upstairs office which is a converted bedroom.  As I'm writing this post, rain is pounding on the windows and if I turn my head and look out the window, I can see into the backyard, which is lush and green and full of just-blossoming flowers.  At least they were ready to […]

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Friday Follies

So here it is, Friday again. Since I often have a busy day on Friday, and sometimes don't have a lot of time for a blog post, last week I asked for ideas about a short, useful feature to begin on Fridays.  I got lots of great suggestions, because, well, I have the best readers […]

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What Commitment Looks Like

It is 3 PM on a glorious spring day in Portland.  My cat's in the window making that weird clicking-in-the-back-of-the-throat sound that kitties make when they see birds or squirrels.  It's spring break, so every normal human is outside enjoying themselves. Except me. I'm sitting at my desk, near where Captain is making odd cat […]

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The Writing Process Redux

Every week my family gets together with my sister's family for dinner. We instituted this after my Mom died last year as a way to make sure that we all see each other regularly.  It has been a wonderful thing, and we guard our Sunday Supper time zealously. Last night at Sunday Supper, in between […]

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