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Yeah Write #42: Puppy Love (Super Challenge Non-Fiction Essay Round 1) #amwriting

At only two years old, my daughter told us with a confident nod, “I want a doggie.” How adorable!   How sweet! Five years later, the statement has turned from cute … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

What’s Up Doc #17: Chores and Bikes

I am still alive despite the cobwebs all up in here! My husband was out of state for a week, we spent four days painting gazebo fencing by hand, I’ve … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yeah Write #37: Missing the Bus (#nonfiction)

When I was in sixth grade, I had an opportunity to attend a special fall program at another school.  It would have required me to take the bus once a … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #16: The Right Time To Ask — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 2 GR4

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What’s Up Doc #15: Why Fates? Why? — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 2 GR4

If hell exists, I am sure one of them is the Ring of RomCom. Open marriage?   No problem, I can work with that.   A scultpor?  Okay.  Not sure how I’m … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #14: The Results Are In — Mindful Things — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 1 GR10

Last night, I waited until 12:05 am for the contest announcements and then went to bed.    What was I doing?   I told myself to go to bed and … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 10 Comments

That’s Totally Random #19: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (Part 2)

I guess this video got under my skin more than usual (see part 1), so I decided to explain why it is important to be able to understand why this … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

That’s Totally Random #18: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (A Rant)

I am so sick of these common core memes and videos. Watch it: Common Core Video The person in the video is actually demonstrating  a simple concept.  Basic number sense.    … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #1: Fun with Dialogue Punctuation (#writingtips)

I love dialogue. Sometimes I will write a  scene just so I can use a quippy exchange later. I adore how you can produce a different pace and evoke feeling … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 6 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #13: Mindful Things — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 1 GR10

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What’s Up Doc #12: It Is Out of My Hands ( #amwriting )

The deed is done.  It is out of my hands. I have submitted my first short story to a contest for the first time in twenty years. I haven’t gotten … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 5 Comments

What’s Up Doc #11: What It’s Like ( #amwriting )

You’ve noticed I’ve neglected the blog this past week.   I’ve noticed too. I’ve been too busy. Too busy writing! I said yes.  I entered the  tenth annual NYC Midnight Short … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #10: Would You Read This? ( #amwriting )

  Would you please answer three poll questions for me and help me see through this forest of woe?  Salutations, readers!   I am still plugging away at my novella trying … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

What’s Up Doc #9: Reigning In The New Year

I am not the sort of person who makes New Year’s resolutions.   I have affinity for the lazy and for procrastination and spontaneous bursts of interests.    I’m terrible at making … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 5 Comments

Musings #32: In the Land of No, Remember to Say Yes

My favorite line in one of my favorite books is:  There was no one there to tell her she couldn’t. It’s a line from Clan of the Cave Bear by … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 36 Comments

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