Author Archives: Tonette Joyce

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.

The World Needs More Love Letters

Free week…what do we discuss this time? How about random acts of encouragement? This week I ran across a post on Facebook for “The World Need More Love Letters”. It was started by a young woman who suffered from loneliness … Continue reading

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I’m Cool, Man

This week’s question: How do you keep cool during the dog days of summer? A/C! When I was a kid, growing up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, we didn’t have air conditioning; no one I knew had central A/C. There … Continue reading

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Guest: Jeanne Theunissen

Today I have a guest who should be familiar to our regular readers, as she often drops in to comment and is a friend to several of us here at 4Foxes, 1 Hound. Jeanne Theunissen What is very interesting to … Continue reading

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My Mind’s Eye

This week we are asked if we use ‘visuals’ when doing our writing. That is to say, do we seek out pictures that match our expectations of our characters and settings? Many writers go so far as to have bulletin … Continue reading

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“There’ll Be Some Changes Made”

“If I were suddenly a bestselling author with lots of fame & royalties… how might my life and/or my typical days be different?” That is the question of the week. Well, I think I covered what I would do altruistically … Continue reading

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Real Problems For Me

Free week. I had guests lined up for months in advance and now I find myself running on empty. So in keeping with the literary idea of the bog, I will discuss the Adult Summer Reading Program at my local … Continue reading

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Stress…My Life

This week’s topic: How Do I Handle Stress Some people would say that I don’t. They don’t know all of the real stress that I am under. My life has been stress-filled. I won’t pull out the violins nor subject … Continue reading

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