Category Archives: lifestyles

My Un-scholarly Book Pile

Our Tuesday fox posed this question: “Is there a book that you have always wanted to read but never have? What has stopped you from reading it?” There are countless titles that I could list to answer the first question. … Continue reading

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Heeeere, Shippy, Shippy, Shippy!

This week:  If, suddenly, after all your years of writing, your “ship” finally came in and your titles were receiving wide acclaim (and sales… and INCOME), what would you like to do with that “positioning” to help aspiring writers? That’s … Continue reading

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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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Travel Time

Our Tuesday Fox posed another topic for this week: “When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied?” Growing up, my family took very few … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Angelina Jameson

Angelina Jameson is a writer of Regency Romance. She and I have many mutual friends and we see each other very often on Facebook.  I knew that she would be a good guest just by way of fitting in here … 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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Dressing for the Occasion

This week’s question was posed by our Friday Fox: “Do you dress in any particular color or style for holidays or special days?” Back when I taught elementary school students, I would try to wear holiday-associated colors at various times … Continue reading

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Oh, Yes, I Would

The question today is whether or not I’d ever do acupuncture. The short answer is yes. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it if necessary.  I knew what acupuncture was, but one day I saw a documentary set in China. A … Continue reading

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Finding Relief

This week’s question, posed by our Wednesday Fox, is “Have you done/would you do acupuncture?” Since I’m Asian, it would be logical to assume that I’ve experienced this medical technique, but since I’ve lived all but the first year of … Continue reading

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