Monthly Archives: September 2018

Revisiting

I’ve been writing for over 2 decades now. In that time, I’ve discarded several books. Some will never see the light of day. Others I’ll be revisiting. Revisiting is hard for me to do. There’s a reason a story was … Continue reading

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A Newbie Mistake

It happens to every writer. You pour your soul onto a page, polish the prose, and submit it to your critique partner(s). Only to discover you’ve done the data dump. Too much backstory had slowed the pacing to a crawl. … Continue reading

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Gadgets

I don’t really consider myself a collector of gadgets. Apparently, I like to do things the hard way. Let’s face it, there are good reasons why most gadgets exist: to solve a unique problem. Here in no apparent order are … Continue reading

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It’s never too early

Yes, I did it. I started decorating for Halloween. I think it was a cold snap we had with temperatures in the low 100s and overnight temps in the 70s. Then I went to Michaels… And well, they were decorating … Continue reading

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We’re All Pirates

I’m not sure which is worse: the days coming to work after a vacation or the days after a Monday holiday. Both require time to adjust as if the brain can’t seem to process the level of hell into which … Continue reading

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Cleaning Tip

We all have them. Some people have only one. (amateurs!) I have at least three. Maybe it’s because I’m an overachiever. Or maybe it’s because I’ve lived in this house with 3 kids that I’ve had more stuff to hide … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

To those of us in the US this is Labor Day. A day off to reflect on what our forefathers and mothers endured to give us a 40 hour week, child labor laws, and decent working conditions. While you fire … Continue reading

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