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Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner, Writing | 0 comments

Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function?

Have you figured out how you operate best? That’s the subject of my blog today – finding it and doing everything in your power to tailor the way you work to suit those preferences. Sometimes, we try to work against our general nature and it’s silly. Why not listen to our minds and senses and let them guide us to how we work best and heck, even what we should be working on in the first place!   On the surface, it might sound like this blog is geared only toward writers or artists. Not so. I hope you’ll keep reading...

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To All of the Cool Daddy-O’s Out There

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner, Relationships | 0 comments

To All of the Cool Daddy-O’s Out There

Today is a special day for dads out there – biological, step, foster, adoptive, pet or otherwise. Some men (and women) serve in the role of dad without having been given the title technically. For any of you who have acted in the role of father in our lives, we can officially dote on you and tell you why you deserve to (A) have control of the TV today, (B) pick the restaurant location or meal of choice and (C) add a new toy or geek item to your man-cave/geek cave/”office,” whatever you may call your special place of...

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A Day Worth Celebrating

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017 in Blog, Relationships | 4 comments

A Day Worth Celebrating

Just a short note today. I wanted to thank everyone who reached out to me in replies or privately about my last blog. I learned that I’m not the only one who has been having the anxieties and blues over the past several months that I expressed in my blog. I was sad to hear about some of the challenges my friends following here have been experiencing, and please know that I appreciated your empathy and candor in your responses. I feel for you, as well and know we will all come out of this as we do every set of boulders hurtling down the...

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A Blog about Not Blogging

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, Goal-setting, Inspiration Corner, Relationships, Social-political, Uncategorized, Writing | 0 comments

A Blog about Not Blogging

Four months ago, wow. Well, a few days shy of four months. That’s how long ago I last blogged. Geez. I definitely didn’t keep up my promise to blog more this  year, did I? If you are going to break a promise, better to do so early on. Rip off the Band-Aid right away, as folks say. Get it over with quick and clean. No pussyfooting around with procrastination. Well, actually there is quite a bit of… never mind. You get the point.   What to write about, what to write about. Deep inhale. Long exhale.   This has been...

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The Sharpened Palate

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Blog, Pop Culture | 0 comments

The Sharpened Palate

Driving home the other evening, I was singing along to the tunes spinning on my CD player (yes, I really do have one in my almost 13-year-old Toyota). This is not an unusual sight to see, although as of late, getting me to listen to anything besides the Hamilton Broadway Cast album that I’m thoroughly obsessed with is quite a miracle. But I had Michael Jackson’s greatest hits cued up – part one, his earlier years with the Jackson Five and the start of his solo career. The song “Rockin’ Robin” started...

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Uncertainty

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Uncertainty

Most of us cannot remember what we were doing one year ago today. Well, unless you have that bizarre supermemory affliction like Marilu Henner where she remembers every detail to the letter like exactly where she was at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2004 and that February 16, 2004 was a Monday. I remember where I was this time last year. I was in a doctor’s office waiting to be admitted into the hospital for a short stay for the first time in my life as an adult. I remember I was absolutely starving because I had fasted the evening...

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Closing Chapters

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner, Relationships | 0 comments

Closing Chapters

They apparently are making their move to begin the official gutting and what many of us can only assume will be a total demolition of the Tampa Tribune building over at 202 Parker St.  My former colleagues have been sharing the latest photos or video of the scene. It is always sad to see a place that held a special meaning to you be changed in any way let alone be obliterated altogether. When a childhood home or our favorite restaurants are leveled, we cannot help but feel part of us has been bulldozed in the process.   I had only worked...

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Winds of Change

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner | 0 comments

Winds of Change

Wherever did these huge gusts of wind come from that are blowing pages off the patio table and rustling the fur of my little Jax? I keep wondering if a house will come twirling about in the sky soon with a bitchy woman on a bike soaring closely behind. Something wicked this way comes. Or maybe this is just our lingering fall getting swept up and blown away by “Florida Winter.”   You see, last week, I was just commenting to the hubs how beautiful the leaves were on the trees in the conservation behind our house. A gorgeous...

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In the Beginning

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner | 0 comments

In the Beginning

Those words above in the title sound so biblical, don’t they? Like a declaration, something official, something deemed worthy of noting its starting point. Today is a beginning. Some people are happy about it, and others may be feeling a gumbo of mixed emotions — fear, sadness, anger, disappointment. This isn’t a blog about Donald Trump. It isn’t. Not really. It’s more about choices, not for the election but after it.   Not every beginning is a good thing — at least not on the surface. I’ll give...

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Creative Project Ideas…Your Thoughts?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner | 2 comments

Creative Project Ideas…Your Thoughts?

Sitting on my lanai this Sunday morning and reflecting. Doesn’t everybody do that? No, not sit on MY lanai and reflect but, well— you get where I’m going with this. I consider the first 2 weeks a test-drive of the new year. So far, I’ve gotten far more sleep than usual, caught a movie one lazy afternoon, and found myself with time enough to finish reading one book and start another two! And I’m sure my Words with Friends compadres are happy to see me finally sending some words back in their direction.   But...

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