An Anniversary Song

Posted Sep 28 2009

Thinking about the past year and all the wonderful people I’ve met through blogging — people who are kind and supportive and witty and thoughtful and who are just plain interesting — made me think back to the beginning. It was the oddest feeling, putting together that first post and sending it out, kind of […]

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No Post Today

Posted Sep 28 2009

But a special, 1 year anniversary post tomorrow!

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Old Joke #20

Posted Sep 25 2009 in

(Fiction Friday will return next week, assuming my growing obsession with Glee doesn’t screw up my posting schedule again.) A Native American goes to see the medicine man. “You gotta help me, doc,” he says. “I’m not getting any sleep.” “What’s the problem?” says the doctor. “One night,” the Indian says, “I dream I’m a […]

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Web Wednesday: Lest We Forget

Posted Sep 23 2009 in

I actually did a post on this topic a while back, but it seems so much funnier set to music….

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Anything Monday: Why Are Women Less Happy?

Posted Sep 21 2009

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, there’s a predictable schedule for The Raisin Chronicles: on Wednesdays, you get a fun web link and on Fridays you get an essay and/or contest having to do with fiction writing. Mondays, though, are pretty random. Mondays are the Chronicles equivalent of the old Mouseketeer “Anything Can Happen […]

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Fiction Friday: Character Studies

Posted Sep 18 2009 in

This Week’s Winners Chris@Maugeritaville Bob Hannah was the kind of guy who hated palindromes, hated them backward and forward. I just love this one – it’s perfectly in line with my sense of humor. He was that special kind of douchebag, the kind who would take his mother to dinner for her birthday and then […]

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Web Wednesday: Shake a Tail Feather

Posted Sep 16 2009 in

The first few minutes of this is enough to give you the flavor, although the bird has surprising variety in his choreography….

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Good Old Mr. Wilson

Posted Sep 14 2009 in

By now, you’ve all heard of Joe Wilson, (R, SC), who shouted, “You lie!” during President Obama’s address to Congress on health care reform last week. To provide some context for the way his emotions overwhelmed him when President Obama was speaking, here’s another tidbit on that good old boy. In 2000, when Wilson was […]

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Fiction Friday: Creating Memorable Characters

Posted Sep 11 2009 in

Labor Day has come and gone, so it’s time to resume our weekly writing exercises. Since we’ve been off for a while, I thought we could limber up our writing muscles by working on character description. New Rules Going forward, I’m not going to choose a winner; instead, I will select up to 5 responses […]

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