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The Love Of Writing
Writing isn't something I have to do, as some writers claim. Writing is something I love to do. It's something that makes me feel good and creative and when I'm finished a piece of writing, no matter how big or small, it's a wonderful feeling. When I finished my first book, it felt like heaven. 

It Actually Is All About You
We think that's a selfish phrase.  We chuckle when Freaky talks about that.  It's all about her her her. Well friends, it IS all about you.  This life is a singular event, for the moment.  After we die, we may see our beliefs or faith played out, with a Heaven, or a Summerland, or whatever your idea of the afterlife is.

Fear is Not an Option - Michael J. Fox and Life
Here's hoping that Rush Limbaugh caught a glimpse of Oprah today.  I doubt he's a fan, but maybe one of his female relatives had tuned in. Today, she welcomed Michael J. Fox to her show, in all his shake and shimmy glory.  He's a heart and soul, wrapped in an imperfect body.  In other words he's human

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
We had heavy winds tonight, howling, as though the sound was a canopy above our heads.  My thoughts ran wild with the wind as it whipped around, catching this bit of scrap or that stick.  

Some Writers Thrive On Change
For many writers, myself included, a change really is as good as a rest.  To really keep your writing fresh and crisp, sometimes you have to give yourself a change of scene.  Variety can ignite a spark of new creativity and kick-start a piece you’ve had slow simmering.

The Perfect White Load
It always fascinated me, watching my mother fold her whites.  They sparkled, no matter how old.  My father's undershirts would be as white as the day she bought them.

Brad Pitt - Making Things Right
Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. 

A Farewell to the Polaroid
This month sees the end of the Polaroid snap shot as we’ve so fondly known it the past forty years or so. They’ll cease production of the Polaroid instant pictures. 

Dearest Santa,
Every year I watch you go off to do what you love, off to listen to children tell you what they want for Christmas and every year you astound me with the honor and gentility with which you perform this beloved annual task.  

101 Words - A blessing in disguise
I have cataracts.  My eyes went bad after a year of multiple major surgeries. Apparently our eyes can react badly to such trauma and the medications that go along with it.

*Telling it Like it Was  
*Tub-Thumping in the 21st Century  
*Turkey and Guilt 
*Life and the Ladies Room 
*The Indomitable Vincent Price 
*IMDB - Settling Bets and Freeing Up Brain Cells 
*Calling All Women 
*Bucket List 
*Catch-Ups
*18 Acres and a Mule
*Blowing Hot And Cold
*A Name and That Certain Look 
*Animal Issues 
*Night Words & Penny Pinching 
*Halloween Looms 
*On The Snip 
*Bits & a Few Stray Pieces 
*Jo Stafford
*Hell's Kitchen July '08 
*Kathy Lee Gifford Hates Pagans 
*Sex And The City 
*A House Blessed
*The Evils of WOW
*Hell's Bitchin'
*Celebrate Spring 
*Dicken's Spirits 
*Shopping, etc.
*Ho Ho Ho 
*A Day In The Life of You
*Who's the Lead in Your Life Story? 
*The “In Your Face” Approach to Life 
*Ok. So I'm writing 
*Potter Fans Satisfied...or are they? 
*Be Specific -
*Screed and Other Bits 
*An Hour Here and There  

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A Few Samples of Poetry
Kindred Flight
Twilight

 

 

Humor and the Writing Life

Super SieveOr – Remind me Dear, who are you again?
5 Tips for Writing Humor
Between Chaos and Clutter
My Night With Barney
 - Writing Erotica 
The Writing Life
Last Will and Testament
Or Loot my body ‘cause it’s all you’re getting
Deadlines and Delirium
Or – Food for thought, the main course
5 Tips For The Budget
Or - Robbing Peter to pay Paul to make merry
Crap And Other Privileges
The Pens Go Missing
Meet Wheresmy
 
- Goddess of the unseen
Pats On The Head

Or -  The Eclectic Kudos Flaccid Text
The Write Attitude On Paperwork Day
An honored tradition among writers just got better
Funny Hill
 Memoirs of a Woman of Humor
Seven Dwarves
  - My Multiple Personalities 
Small Towns - Real Writers
 
Eye Boogies and Sugar Cookies
Writers Block Course
Writing Parents
Procrastinator? Me?
- I'll let you know tomorrow
Y2K2 - Writers Beware!
Ode To A SideKick 
Create The Perfect Study
Alphabet For Living Longer
The Camera Adds 20 lbs.
Bats Make The Best Fertilizer 
- writing in the wee hours
Fun-Filled Days Offline
Writers Are Sex Fiends? 
We Become Writers Because... 
Sex and Pennies

 

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