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Archive for October 2012

Banned from Wal Mart, A Cautionary Tale

With Hurricane Sandy and the Frankenstorm coming to many of you, I wanted something quick and entertaining today, just in case you still have power wherever you are.  Author M.J. Rose had the following on her Facebook Page, and I decided it fit the bill.  She says a friend forwarded it to her, so, for…

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Sunday Poetry: The Message of Winter

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Since this is a time for ghosts and goblins, I wanted to share a Halloween poem with you.  Halloween by Mac Hammond is about that age-old ritual of carving pumpkins — are you…

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The Write Way: Writing The Novella

While I’m waiting for my real life to resume and house-sitting for friends, I’ve been working on a novella.  A hundred pages is the perfect project for this interlude in my life.  Short, like my stay here, and easier to interrupt if I don’t finish the book before I move again. The novella, tentatively titled…

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Sunday Poetry: May We Seek a Vision

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. I stumbled on today’s poem while searching for a poem on another topic, and was struck how appropriate this one is as we head toward a presidential election.  A Prayer Among Friends by…

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If I Only Had the Internet

Every once in awhile, we’re reminded of how dependent we are on something we take for granted. This week I was reminded once again of how much time I spend on the internet. While we wait for our new house to close, my husband and I are housesitting for friends on the opposite coast. The…

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Catch-Up or This and That

In my quest to tie up knots and organize my in-transition life, lots of odds and ends today. We found a house!  The house has passed inspection.  So even though we haven’t signed the final check and moved our stuff from storage in Maryland, (that’s where the mover stowed our accumulated junk) things are looking…

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Sunday Poetry: We Bend With the Season

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Today’s poem, Neighbors in October, by poet David Baker is a vivid glance at a familiar autumn scene.  I love the image the poem immediately calls up. Can you almost hear a rake…

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What Does A Writer Do All Day?

After years as the wife of a minister it still always amazed me when people asked what my husband did all day. I mean, the ministry is a cushy job, right? Write a sermon, preach it and shake hands after church. Do the occasional wedding and hospital visit and spend the rest of the week…

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Comments: Do You Really Want to be Heard?

Today I received an interesting newsletter from The Content Strategist, published by Contently. The topic was blog comments. You remember comments? That little link on the top right of each of my posts where you get to express your opinion about what I’ve said? The Content Strategist explained that some websites have removed their comment link.…

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