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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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Curveballs

The other day, I looked out my office window and saw something that made my jaw drop. After a weeklong run of unseasonably warm, beautiful spring weather, Baltimore was shrouded in a cold and dreary day. We had been spoiled … Continue reading

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Bundles, Weasels and Words

“He’s just so damn … weasely!”  My co-worker’s grimace made it look like he’d just bitten into a lemon. Or maybe leftovers that had been in the fridge long enough to have a fuzzy green undercoat. “Hey!” I yelped before … Continue reading

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Mr. C Had a Point …

Each weekday morning, Mr. C got his art students set up at their easels before he propped open the back door of his classroom. Crisp fall or spring air hit our sleepy teenage faces as we stood together mixing paints. … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (A Semi-Writing Update)

Happy Tuesday, friends and fellow writers. It has been a while since I’ve updated on what’s going on in my writerly world, so I figure I’m due. The Good 1. I am thrilled (that’s the professional way to put it. … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup and Other Goings-On in my Wordworld

After a month or so of really struggling to hit the mark with my writing goals, I’m happy to report that I’ve come out swingin’ in the last two weeks. Oh, during the downtime, I DID write. But I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Farewell Trusty Desktop

The good news is, I am posting this from my new laptop. The bad news is, that didn’t come about quite as planned. Last week, my home desktop decided it was worn out. It had hung in there longer than … Continue reading

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