Fiction Friday: On (Not) Getting Published

Posted Jan 31 2015

Photo by arztsamui courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net This post is for everyone out there who’s been writing for a while, but hasn’t gotten published. It’s about dealing with the gnawing feeling that you’re this sad, pathetic person who has no talent but can’t let go of the dream. It’s about feeling like one day people will be hanging […]

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My Little Town Tuesday: Birthday Magic

Posted Jan 20 2015

Last week I saw the Illusionists at the VictoriaTheater with my grandson, Sam, in honor of his ninth birthday. The one on the left, the Escapologist, held his breath for three full minutes while he performed Houdini’s Water Cell trick. Sam was awed. Me, too. I can barely hold mine long enough to chug a […]

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Stupid Old People Tricks

Posted Jan 17 2015

On Tuesday morning I drove my car through the back wall of my garage. I’m fine and my dog (who goes to the gym with me every morning) is fine The car and the garage are not fine. The wall is pushed out 16″. That’s snow you see there at the bottom of the wall. […]

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Thought Food Thursday: Joseph Addison

Posted Jan 8 2015

“Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.” Amen.

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Fiction Friday: The Devil’s in the Details

Posted Jan 2 2015

Last week I was working on a scene where Belial, my demon, snags a dance with the ever-elusive Dara. He only managed to score this dance was because Dara was raised in a teetotalling household and thus was unprepared when someone set what seemed to be a mildly alcoholic drink in front of her and […]

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