Category Archives: Daily life

My New Normal

Usually, I’d use my free week to share the books I’ve read during the month. But this month I’m going to change things up a bit. One reason is that I haven’t read much. Since the end of February, I’ve … Continue reading

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Travels With My Family

When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied? With kids, it is a little different. When my kids were under 8-10, we lived in … Continue reading

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Dressing for the Occasion

I posed this week’s question: “Do you dress in any particular color or style for holidays or special days?” I believe that I was misunderstood by some. I did not meant to ask about ‘dressing-up’ for holidays. I wondered if … Continue reading

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Well, Sort Of

Do you dress in any particular color or style for holidays or special days? When I was a child my mother always dressed us up for Easter. That was the only time of year we wore gloves and a hat, … Continue reading

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Watching the Milestones Fly By

“Looking five years down the road — to the middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT it to be… unless those are … Continue reading

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What Will the Next Five Years Bring?

For this week’s discussion our hound asked, “Looking five years down the road — to middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT … Continue reading

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Pessin’? Yessin’? Guessin’.

Do I consider myself a pessimist or an optimist? Oh, wow. I have been both. I am a worrier, I admit. I will imagine worst-case scenarios. The biggest problem I have is that in my life what can go wrong … Continue reading

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