Monthly Archives: August 2012

Knowing the Cause is Good

I’ve never been so happy to have an ear infection. I thought it was allergies, which meant I couldn’t do much about it, and being outside probably was a bad idea. But it wasn’t getting better, and it hurt at … Continue reading

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How Does it Sit?

I got asked to do something that I really don’t want to do, but saying no doesn’t sit well with me. That’s been my barometer for a while. How do I feel about saying yes? Saying no? Which one fits … Continue reading

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Sticking to a Plan

My husband gave me a quizzical look when I said I spent several hours today working on the ‘wrong novel.’ How can working on one of my novels be wrong? An online friend on critique circle finished ‘Too Close for … Continue reading

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Conflict

In my life, I’m usually trying to minimize the conflict. But in my writing, I need to add more. Someone just gave feedback on the entire novel of ‘The Shortest Route’ and was very polite. She identified a number of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life-cycle Events

When I was growing up, summer was filled with wedding receptions. Someone was always getting married in my father’s large family. And people went to the weddings, and celebrated, and wished the couple well. Over the years, I haven’t made … Continue reading

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Return to Normal

Today life gets back to ‘more normal’ with the departure of my youngest for school. Normal is difficult to define, made more so by my no longer having a job in telecommunications. The adjustment was more difficult than I expected, … Continue reading

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Doing Something

It feels good to do something. My sister in California has cancer and it’s bad. Her voice on the phone is weak and our eighty-four-year-old mother can’t hear what she is saying much of the time. They used to communicate … Continue reading

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Calculating

I was wondering why the kitchen floor looks like it needs sweeping so often. It seems like I just get it done, and it needs it again. Ah, there are three of us around and the weather is nice so … Continue reading

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Weird way to get creative

Starting off a Monday morning by discovering that one of my main email accounts had been hacked into at 3:20 in the morning was not the best way to have a productive start to the week. On the plus side, … Continue reading

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