Monthly Archives: October 2011

Two Time Past NaNoWriMo Winner Here

This will be my third foray into NaNoWriMo and I hope to be able to say I’ve won for the 3rd time on November 30, 2011. My first NaNo project was 2009 and that story was published by Desert Breeze Publishing … Continue reading

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On your mark, get set….

Wait!  Don’t go!  At least not yet.  It’s not November.  And anyone who’s spent much time in the writing world knows that November is National Novel Writing Month.  NaNoWriMo for short.  Even shorter, NaNo.  Funny that we get lazy and … Continue reading

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Livin’ Life

This week I was reminded of a couple of things. Columbus Day–reminded me of taking chances. “How?” you might ask…Well, just think of all the risk involved in being a discoverer, adventurer, and all those other –ers. I’m not one … Continue reading

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That Discovery Guy

                                     … Whatever His Name Was                                                      By Jeff Salter              It happens I have THREE connections to this ‘holiday’ of Columbus Day.  But let me begin by thanking Jillian Chantal for listing the variant names of our holiday buddy:  Cristoforo … Continue reading

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Cristoforo Columbo or Cristobal Colon

He was born in Italy, served the sovereigns of Spain, got lost at sea and found the Bahamas.  We anglicized his name to Christopher Columbus but he was Cristoforo to his mama (and maybe related loosely to that certain wonky-eyed, trench coat … Continue reading

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I wonder…

Like many others, I was surprised by the death of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, last week.  I had no idea that when he stepped down, it was due to his health.  Had no clue he had pancreatic cancer.  (Had … Continue reading

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Hazard Lights for the Kitchen

Fave recipes. Oh my. Now, I’m not known for my culinary skills. I’m happy when I can make it through chopping veggies without bloodshed. I kid you not. I’d have to say my fave thing right now is Southwestern Pizza. … Continue reading

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