Month: January 2019

Aspen, the Community of One

Our friends in Colorado gushed over the fall color, the golden oneness of an Aspen grove when my husband and I rhapsodized about the fall color that we missed from our childhoods in the Midwest, during a visit with them last June.… ...

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12-step program for accumulated pen return

During a burst of housecleaning, a seldom-seen occurrence in our house, I found a drawer full of pens with bank logos, our optometrist, UCI MIND (ha-Alzheimer’s research), our church, swag from a fellow author… It suddenly occurred to me that I was/am a wanton inkpen klepto  😉

What’s needed in our household is a 12-step program for accumulated pen return, sort of like AA’s step where one must seek each person who you’ve maligned in the past and apologize.… ...

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The point of Hide’nSeek is to lose –

What was your favorite childhood game? Did you hopscotch, play board games, jump rope, or kick the can?

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Was your sports passion baseball, volleyball, football, or golf? Whether you spectated or played, did you have a ball?

Did you play Bunco or Bingo as an adult?… ...

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The Inciting Incident for a Novel Amount of Cash

What would make a great premise or inciting incident for a book? A hook for a reader – or for you, the writer? A murder, a secret, and/or promise to tell-all? A hint, a hazard, a second guess? Another of PJ’s infamous loose-with-the-truths?… ...

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New Year’s Resolutions, Version 1.0

New Year’s Resolutions, Version 1.0 – here goes nothing (wink-wink)

Last year I flew to Indiana twice. One time the travel was bumpy. The other time it was not.

Interestingly, the first trip went smoothly, serenely between the plane there and the plane ride back…

Conversely, the second trip’s air miles were smooth, while the time with family and friends was fraught.… ...

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Cringe-worthy Questions and Queries

Oh dear, here comes the flurry of questions again. At a party, in an after-church conclave, at a dinner with friends. I cringe despite a resolution to relax. I paste an ‘I’m pleased to answer you’ smile on my face and inhale.… ...

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Words & Music: Rock ‘n Roll

What was the soundtrack of your coming of age?

For my husband and I, it was rock ‘n roll, a genre that was reportedly named by a radio DJ in Cleveland, a city in the Midwest, near our roots states of Indiana and Michigan.… ...

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