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If only I'd known

So I came across an interesting writing challenge today. To write a story where the first line is 20 words, the second line is 19 words,...

All dogs go to heaven

I don’t understand dogs. Well, not dogs in general but my dogs. I just had to get up from my very cozy spot on the couch and let one of...

It's raining, it's pouring...

And I love it. The way it smells, the way it sounds drumming on the roof. The way it scrubs the air so clean you can taste it. It's like...

Be a light...in the darkness

The world seems dark right now. Like the sun gave up on us. Or like there’s nothing but shade everywhere you look. It’s easy to get...

When chaos reigns...bring an umbrella

I noticed something about our collective circumstance: chaos. Some say without chaos we can’t know order. Like without darkness we can’t...

Writing is like...painting with words

Writing truly is an art form. From the initial hook, through the tumultuous middle build, culminating in the crisis/conflict then...

Nothing to fear...but fear itself

We are our own worst critics. It takes a lot to get past that in all facets of life, not just writing. I don't know what did it for me. I...

All you need is...love

Seriously. It’s really all you need. From the time we’re born until the time we die, we crave it. Like air. Or chocolate. And giving it...

Living the dream...since 1973

Birthdays. You either love them or hate them. I happen to love them. And not just my own; everyone’s. My birthday is only 3 weeks after...

New year...new you

The start of a new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate goals and re-align priorities. Whether you want to climb Mount Everest or...

An attitude...of gratitude

This time of year, we pause to give thanks for all the good in our lives. But I say, why limit it? Why not extend that gratitude? Wake up...

Carpe diem...every diem

Why do the best things never last? Like long weekends, good hair days and chocolate cake? You’re sitting there, minding your own...

Your reality check...is in the mail

Do you ever feel like you woke up on the wrong side of reality? Today feels like that for me. Everywhere I go, everything I see is off....

Once upon...a year ago

One year ago, the email of a lifetime hit my inbox. I remember it like it was yesterday. I had taken the day off work, just because, and...

Smile...even though it hurts

Chaos is defined as a ‘total lack of organization or order.’ Synonyms include daily life, parenting and the DMV. There are countless ways...

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