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Jan 09
2017

Snow day musings

I aspire to approach life the way my dog approaches a snow day. And no, not to bound through it with unbridled abandon. That’s part of my aspiration, but not the whole of it. And neither is it the whole of life. My dog, Seamus, is 45 pounds and will be 15 in March. In human years, he’s approximately George Burns. He can’t see very well, is deaf, has arthritis in his hips, has some nerve thing in his back that makes his back legs give out occasionally, and has the beginnings of dement...

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Oct 06
2016

Blessings

I’m not normally the type of person who uses the word, “blessings.” Not to imply that I’m not thankful for things in my life or feel gratitude on a daily basis (I do!), but to me, blessings rise to a different level. Blessings are a feeling of gratitude that sinks deep in the marrow of my bones combined with a feeling of luck that makes me feel light on my feet. Blessings bring tears to my eyes, long after the situation has passed.   September was a month when I was reminded o...

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Jun 29
2016

Life Moves Pretty Fast

It's been a while since I've written a blog post. If you follow me on social media, I've been quiet there, too. That's 'cause a lot has been happening in my life over the course of the past month. This post should get you up to speed. First off--no, I'm not pregnant. It's the first question everyone seems to ask when I say I have news. Which is fair, I guess. I'm 37 years old and madly in love. But that's not the news. [caption id="attachment_1140" align="aligncenter" width="576"] The Viki...

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Apr 22
2016

On Writing

I’m working on a novel that’s a stretch for the me. The storyline is different, the subject will be controversial, and I’m experimenting with point of view. Plodding along and haunted by my own fears of failure, I decided to listen to On Writing by Stephen King, which anyone who’s read it has said is the best craft book out there. Hell, I figured, even if I don’t learn anything, I need the inspiration. I’m listening to it on audio. King is a great narrator of his own work. His gra...

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Feb 19
2016

Acceptance and the Contacts Experiment

Originally posted on Harlequin SuperAuthors page (http://www.superauthors.com/2016/02/acceptance-and-contacts-experiment.html) Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted over here. No excuses, just busy and distracted, like everyone else. Getting back into the swing of writing on the blog has been one of my goals for the new year and I'm glad to be working my way to that goal! On to the post! I wear glasses. I've worn glasses since I was in second grade. I was in Mrs. Ohlensehlen's ...

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Jan 27
2016

I was on the radio!

This is probably old news for some of you, but I forgot to post it here. Durham County Library had a screening of the documentary, Love Between the Covers, and the writer/director, Laurie Kahn, and I were on the local NPR show, "The State of Things," for it. It's a twenty-minute clip if you want to listen to it. I had tons of fun. And, I was on NPR--a dream of mine since I was about 14. (I was a nerdy child :D)  ...

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