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Archive for November 2012

What, Me Worry? An Author’s Nightmares.

I have a cushy job, right? I set my own hours, spend a huge percentage of them living in a fantasy world, stare unblinking into space for days without anyone calling the little men with the butterfly nets. I’m a writer. So with so many pluses, what do writers  worry about?  In the interests of…

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Color My World, Or At Least My Study

Every ten years or so I’m faced with a big decision. That’s about how often I move and must, out of necessity, fix up a room to work in. Which invariably means a new coat of paint. Which invariably means choosing a color for the walls. My first study was located in the corner of…

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Poetry Sunday: HANDLE WITH CARE

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. As we enter into the season of peace, I’m relieved that the Palestinians and Israelis agreed to a truce after an intense but brief conflict.  I’m reminded of a favorite poet of mine,…

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The Advent Virus: Beware an Increased Susceptibility to Love

WARNING……WARNING: ADVENT VIRUS Be on the alert for symptoms of inner Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to this virus and it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now,…

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The Write Way: Out With the Old, but When?

Unless you’re new here, you already know my husband and I just moved to Happiness Key. . . okay, not “really” but close enough to suit me. We bought a House with a View in Florida, and will never regret it. We look over a narrow marshy waterway alive with birds and, I’m told, occasional…

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Sunday Poetry: When She Comes Back, From College…

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. One of my favorite joys of Thanksgiving is being with family, especially those I haven’t seen for a while.  In this poem, First Thanksgiving, by Sharon Olds, she tells of her daughter returning…

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The Walls Revealed: Our Cottage Renovation

I can’t remember a busier few weeks.  I traveled to Ohio for the Buckeye Book Fair, then spent four days of brainstorming with my new brainstorming buddies, and finally managed a quick trip to Western New York to see the beginnings of our cottage renovations.  Now I’m back in Florida and after moving from the…

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Pinterest is More than Casseroles and Hair Styles

While I’m in the middle of my move from Virginia via New York, the east coast of Florida and now the west coast, I thought I would remind you of my Wisdom of the Goddesses board at Pinterest.  I’ve reserved this board for inspirational sayings that go straight to the heart of the series.  Today…

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Sunday Poetry: I will make the continent indissoluble

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. The elections are over, and now is the time for our nation to reunite as one people.  This poem,  “For You O Democracy” by Walt Whitman helps me to appreciate the blessing of being…

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