Category Archives: clothing

“Let Other Pens Dwell on Guilt and Misery”

I found the quote above from Jane Austen, which rather fits our crew this week when we addressed this week’s topic: “What are some of your small guilty pleasures?” We are some pretty innocent folk here who also really don’t … Continue reading

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Abundant Advice for Aspiring Authors

This week: What advice would you give to an aspiring author? I actually have a list. There have been many who talk to me about writing. I also have had many young writers around or in touch with me, so … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Spring

“What do you do to welcome/get ready for spring?” Like for everyone else, things are a bit different this year, due to the novel Covid virus. But here is what hasn’t changed. I’m cleaning out closets, getting rid of clothes … Continue reading

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What’s Keeping You Busy This Week?

“FREE” week! Yeah, right! I’m anything BUT free this week. School starts for the Granddaughters, with the last trips to Cheer and practices before the school busses step up and be the shuttle instead of the grandparents. Last ‘last-minute’ gathering … Continue reading

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Alternative Occupations

You can no longer work in the book industry: what do you do to earn a living? This is the stuff that dreams are made on, as Shakespeare wrote, (and was misquoted in The Maltese Falcon as “made of” and … Continue reading

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Bridging the Generations to School

When I was a kid, we had long summer vacations from school. We were usually out by the first week of June, and went back the first weekday after Labor Day, (which was not yet a Monday Holiday and always … Continue reading

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Leading Questions

What three questions would we ask a famous historical figure? ONE historical figure? I not only simply enjoy history, I married a history major, so historical figures are discussed a great deal in our house. This is a really difficult … Continue reading

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Clothing of Comfort

My Venerable Leather Jacket By Jeff Salter For this week’s topic, our Friday Fox asked about our “most comfortable piece of clothing.” Coming up blank initially, I finally realized this would my go-to jacket — my leather coat styled after … Continue reading

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Design for Comfort

This week, we’re describing our most comfortable piece of clothing. Back when I was young and had a figure, I was comfortable wearing almost any kind of clothing. I could wear clingy dresses and heels, jeans and t-shirts, and even … Continue reading

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Dressing for Success

This week, one of the foxes asked what we like to wear while writing. That’s easy. I wear whatever I happen to have on when I get the time to sit down and write. If I’m squeezing in a few … Continue reading

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