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Just Do It

I read recently that its the 20th anniversary of the Nike slogan, Just Do It.  I live in the Nike company town and went to school at the Nike company college, so of course this anniversary has extra special meaning for me. Well, not really, but it always has been one of the most brilliant […]

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One of Those Days

It’s been one of those days.  I thought I’d take time to work on some of my self-initiated projects instead of all the work I do for other people (those pesky items that pay the bills).  And yet.  There was a series of emails that needed to be sent out for the Loft, and those […]

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How Can I Resist A Ghostwriting Scandal?

Well, maybe its not much of a scandal.  But recently Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone, came out with a new book about his sister.  It was supposedly a scandalous tell-all, but apparently it was fairly easy on ole Madge. Now comes “news” of the true reason for this–Madonna herself ghostwrote the book.  The story is that […]

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Hollywood of Comic Books

My son went through a long comic book phase when he was a pre-teen, which involved me driving him to comic book stores and conventions and then standing around waiting for him.  Having nothing better to do, I picked up comic books and began to read and in this way grew to love the form.  […]

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Wish I Had This Ghostwriting Gig

In my travels through the world of blogs about celebrities, one of the rags I’ve come to know and love is The Daily Mail out of the UK.  Don’t ask me why I adore this rag, when clearly one cannot believe a word they print.  Perhaps it is for the bizarre photos they print (Amy […]

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A Day in the Life

6:30.  Rise, stumble to the coffeepot, take coffee with me to the journal, sit and write for an hour.  Best part of the day. 7:30.  Check email; try not to get too engrossed in letters from friends or the latest celebrity gossip news. 8:00.  Walk with my friend Sharon.  We’ve been walking together, three times […]

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Ah, But Here’s the Rub

A couple months ago I wrote a post titled Write Three Pages a Day and You’ll Be Happy. This command, and the post I wrote about it, are all true.  I believe this statement with all my heart, because I believe that as writers, we must write regularly to be happy. However…. Upon rare occasion, […]

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Why I’m Not a Librarian

I’ve been reading more lately.  And thinking a lot about books lately.  This is not an entirely unusual state of affairs, because any writer worth their salt reads as much as they possibly can.  It is simply not possible to be a writer unless you read constantly. But I’ve been even more engrossed in books […]

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New Claim to Fame

I am pleased to announce a new claim to fame: this site has been banned in Abu Dhabi. My husband has just returned home from working in the UAE for the better part of the last two months.  Everything there is censored–TV shows, movies (which are shown with subtitles in Arabic), and websites.  So when […]

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The Ghostwriter’s Booksigning

I went to a book signing for a book I wrote the other night–only another person, a kind doctor, signed the books.  The cover of the book features his smiling face and this same image graces the posters that were propped all around the store. But it would be impossible for you to find even […]

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