Author Archives: hawleywood40

About hawleywood40

Writer, Steelers Fan in Baltimore, Frequent Visitor to the Shot Fairy

An Overdue Check-In

Greetings blogging friends! Many mea culpas for the disappearing act. Although taking a hiatus from regular blogging has been totally intentional, I really didn’t mean to go this long without at least popping by or checking in with all of … Continue reading

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Sunsets and Sharing

Here I come again, poking my head in the door for a quickie before I roll on back to the land of Manwhores, work and summer chaos. The writing has been a little slow the last two weeks, because hours … Continue reading

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Chomp and Other Ramblings

We’ve all heard about SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder. Winter rolls around with its shorter days and drearier skies and lack of sunlight, and a good portion of the population becomes melancholy and lethargic. I think I’ve got some sort … Continue reading

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm …

I’m rewarding myself with a quick update today. I am only doing this because I did not just meet but far exceeded the goals for this week. Oh, and because I have a bizarre observation about myself as a writer … Continue reading

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Writer’s Conference Straight Ahead …

Yes, I’m still living my “nothing but the novel” rule as far as writing goes. But I’m giddy and need to share the joy with my writing friends. Since my hiatus began, I have made some needed edits and rewrites … Continue reading

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Oops … I Did It Again

By “did it again,” I mean I overestimated myself. My hiatus has been a good one in that the craziness at work was handled and didn’t kill me. But while I’ve been not blogging, I have been reflecting, and the … Continue reading

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Hawleyville Late Spring Hiatus

Dear Friends, Lots going on in my little neck of the woods, including two major testing efforts at work on top of the same-old-same-old daily crazy, preparing for and giving a presentation at a local conference in early June, and … Continue reading

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Yo’ Momma (And Yo’ Momma Alone)

On Mother’s Day, we go out of our way to show our Mommas how loved they are and how much we appreciate all they’ve done and continue to do. Moms are caretakers, nurturers, drill sargeants, doctors, maids, teachers and spiritual … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Moment For Pet Parents: What We’d Tell Our Critters if We Could

You know those annoying people who think of their pets as children? The ones who joke that we should be able to claim our furry family members as dependents because dammit, vet bills are expensive? I’m one of them. I … Continue reading

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