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Leggo My Legos; or, Giving Yourself Permission To Play

I was chatting with my across-the-corridor cubicle neighbor at work the other day, and the subject of Legos came up. “Yeah,” he said, “I used to really love those when I was a kid.  But I haven’t played with them … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween; or, Dressing Up For The Holidays

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 31) Yay!  I made it to Day 31 of my Post-A-Day Challenge!  Which means that come next month, we’ll be back to our usual two-or-three times a week schedule, of which one will be a Thursday NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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Things You Learn From Conventions; or It’s About More Than Just The Writing

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 22)   I love going to science fiction conventions, especially the more literary ones like MileHiCon (which is where I am this weekend, hence the lack of internet connectivity).  These conventions aren’t about meeting your favorite actor … Continue reading

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Saving For Later; or What Became Of This Year’s Plum Crop

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 20) When Beloved Husband and I moved into our house a few years ago, we discovered that, among other things, our property included a couple of ume plum bushes–small Japanese plums. Well, of course, when life gives … Continue reading

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Living A Creative Life; or, How Do You Know When You’re Doing It Right?

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 19) I saw a quote about creativity the other day that gave me pause for thought: “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” -Joseph Chilton Pearce Which sounds profound and wonderful, … Continue reading

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Graphics Challenge; or, I Double-Dog Dare You

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 4) So since this blog is supposed to include forms of creativity that aren’t writing–at least, once in a while–I’ve decided to make this the obligatory weekly non-writing blog entry. One of the other things I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

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Exercises For Writers; or, Keeping Your Fingers — And Brain — Nimble

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I’ve been doing some yardwork recently — trimming the seriously-overgrown hedges, which had gotten up to 15 feet tall or more, back to a more reasonable 6 foot height. As you can … Continue reading

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