Tag Archives: Writing

And Thousands Cheered

I’m going to admit that I am not particularly religious, but I have now witnessed the power of prayer.  I know no one would specifically pray for me to get laryngitis, but surely many people have fervently prayed that I … Continue reading

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Lost Dogs and Lucky Cats

Am I a magnet for weird people?  Answer that question carefully.  I was just eating lunch, that’s all.  Lots of people do that right?  I was minding my own business-hovered over my laptop and not even looking up.  A gentleman walks right … Continue reading

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The Grammar About Which I Warned You

I have always held that grammar is black and white, right and wrong, and ultimately that which separates woman from beast. I don’t know what separates man from beast, but that’s best left for a separate post.  Grammar, which I … Continue reading

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Say What?

I had a great opportunity last night to attend a panel discussion hosted by Washington Book Publishers.  Other than my friend who was on the panel, I didn’t know anyone else in the room, and they definitely all knew each … Continue reading

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The Sound Of Silence

Today was my first working visit to the Writers’ Room.  The whole idea is of course to focus on writing, so there are strict rules about maintaining silence; for example, no thumbing through pages or folding a newspaper.  It’s just … Continue reading

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How Best Western Ruined My Entire Life

This Best Western thing has taken a turn for the worse, because now they think I want to continue to stay in their, umm, lodgings.  They make it sound like I’m some kind of longstanding customer!  They have my address … Continue reading

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I Accept!

I am new to this blogging community; my dear friend Mimi inspired me with her blog http://waitingforthekarmatruck.com, which always makes me laugh, cry, shake my head yes, and sometimes do all of the above at the same time.  She is pure … Continue reading

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Brave Or Stupid?

You know how sometimes you just close your eyes, jump off a cliff and hope for the best? No? Me either. And yet here I am doing exactly that. The day job is fascinating and all, but it really cuts … Continue reading

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Poetic Snow Job

I’ve always believed being a TV weather person (not a fancy meteorologist) would be a lot of fun.  I could cheerfully report sunny weather or gravely report armageddon from an important looking Storm Center.  I could point to China on … Continue reading

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My Quiet, Studious Side

Kidding!  I don’t have a quiet, studious side.  I started young.  I learned the word loquacious when I got my 2nd grade report card and wasn’t sure if I was being praised or scolded.  My mom explained the word to me … Continue reading

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