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Book Review: Sideways Rain by Cameron Lincoln

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Authors, Blog, Book Bloggers, Book Reviews | 0 comments

Book Review: Sideways Rain by Cameron Lincoln

Reading is one of my favorite things when I set aside some time to do it – not always an easy task. But I am making a renewed effort to give that time of rejuvenation and imagination back to myself as an end-of-year gift. In turn, I am giving back to other readers and fellow writers by sharing here on my blog any books I read that I consider 4-star and 5-star caliber and worth the time and money. As an independent author myself, I know how difficult it can be to get the word out about our books whether we are self-published or operating...

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Book Review: Queen Bee by Elizabeth Weigandt

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Authors, Blog, Book Reviews, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Book Review:  Queen Bee by Elizabeth Weigandt

This year has not been a year of dedicated reading time as I had set out to build into my daily routine. But with a quarter still left in the year, I am determined to fill my head and heart with some rich storytelling from some of my favorite writers who I have met over the last few years here in the blogosphere and social media universe. One such person is Elizabeth Weigandt (www.elizabethweigandt.com).   If you’ve read some of my guest blog series I have coordinated here in the past, then you may have already met Elizabeth. A few...

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Are You Hungry…for Knowledge?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Blog, Gaining Knowledge, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Are You Hungry…for Knowledge?

Never have I turned down a healthy portion of knowledge, a tasty morsel of information to feed my stimuli-weary yet always-craving brain. I am thrilled to see a growing number of self-proclaimed geeks and science junkies. People are traveling cross country this month to camp out and watch a solar eclipse, for Pete’s sake…in sweltering August!! Now those are some serious nerds. And have you noticed who the coolest guests are on the talk show circuit lately? Guests like Michio Kaku, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson seem to be in...

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Getting 100 about Words and Their Power

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Blog, Inspiration Corner, Relationships, Social-political | 2 comments

Getting 100 about Words and Their Power

This won’t be one of my War and Peace epic blogs but from time to time, I’m going to introduce some topics that I hope will lead to discussion and interaction. Somewhere along the way, expressions like ‘being 100,’ ‘keeping it 100′ or ‘speaking 100′ popped into the vernacular. Their meaning (if you don’t have your urban dictionary link handy or are unfamiliar) is simple — getting real, speaking the truth, being genuine or authentic. With your words and expressions however you deliver...

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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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