Category Archives: lifestyles

If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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Brand Loyalty, or Creature of Habit?

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Have you ever been swayed by the appeal/cleverness of an ad for one particular brand to switch from another that you generally used?” I thought about this topic for several days before concluding … 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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Real World Distractions

This week, our hound offers a topic familiar to most people. He asks, “What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? What can you do to correct this?” The first question is easy to answer. Family responsibilities (for me) have doubled … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jeffrey Siger

I have had my guest in my sights for some time. Jeffrey Siger and I became Facebook friends while trading comments on the pages of a mutual friend, (and past guest of mine). He is a funny man, a sophisticated … Continue reading

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Git ‘er Done!

One of our foxes asked, “What stops you dead in your tracks when writing?” For me, it’s usually one of these six things: Family needs: Of course, this is the non-negotiable interruption. When my mom needs to get to the … 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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