Monthly Archives: May 2011

the value of teddy bears

There are things from childhood that we lose as we grow up. A favorite teddy bear, a special doll or army man, the raggedy old blanket that is required for sleep…we let go of all these things as we get … Continue reading

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bus riding for fun and profit

Location, location, location. Sometimes location really does matter when it comes to inspiration. For the past several years I have ridden the bus a lot. I find that riding the bus opens up my mind to new ideas. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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bad days

Some days are more difficult than others when it comes to writing a book. You sit and stare at the screen, and nothing happens. Sometimes however, that is the big accomplishment–just sitting down at the computer. On really bad days, … Continue reading

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imagination…

Did you ever look at the clouds on a nice day in the sun and try to see things in them? Writing is like finding shapes in the clouds. There is nothing, there is randomness, nebulous wisps…and then suddenly you … Continue reading

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adventures in growing things

Yes! It is a live plant you are seeing on my blog. Amazingly enough, I am now growing herbs on my balcony. I am, quite frankly, astonished at my courage. My gardening adventures in the past would fit more into … Continue reading

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the birthday blog

I feel obligated to write something here on my birthday. Another year gone by, a time to reflect…naw. I haven’t reflected much at all today. The way I see it, once you are over 40, you have two choices. You … Continue reading

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