Category Archives: Dealing with stress

Maintenance Mode: When Goals Need a Break

It’s Memorial Day, the national holiday during which we honor those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. I’m fortunate in that no one in my immediate family meets this description. But my family and I … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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Productivity Lost and Found

What Drains and/or Blocks My Potential Productivity? By Jeff Salter Gosh, this is a deep topic… and to think, I was the one who proposed it (way back when). As our Friday Fox recently said (paraphrased), “I wish I could … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Joanna Campbell Slan and Book Download!

Once again, I stumbled into quite a famous author without realizing it, and this week I am pleased to bring in Joanna Campbell Slan. Sometimes I ask an author to join us and I have had to scramble to collect … Continue reading

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Take Me Away!

One of our foxes asked, “Why do you write romance? What prompted you to write in the romance genre?” I guess I’ll answer the second question first. The short answer is that reading two lousy books prompted me to prove … Continue reading

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Guest: Author J.C.Wing

I’d like to introduce you to a Facebook Friend of mine and of The Hound’s, J.C. Wing. She is one busy lady! JC. is a writer, editor, proofreader, administrator, publisher, and for 15 years, was a homeschooling mom. Her published … Continue reading

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What Was In Store

This week’s topic: “If I opened my own store, what would it be?” Well, I am one who actually had her own store. It was a bakery/restaurant in a neighboring town, and I had a ball. When the man I … Continue reading

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