Category: Writer’s Life

Birthday of surprises

September is my birth month. This year I celebrated big time. The festivities started early with a chocolate pinata. The chocolate ball is suspended then cracked open in true pinata style. Pineapple, strawberry, and churro pieces fall on …

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Footprints in the Concrete

Over 300 hand prints, footprints, and autographs can be found in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Celebrities have pressed their hands and feet into wet cement since the 1920s. Not only people but ventriloquist dummies, …

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Emotional Stages of a Writing Project

My blogs generally focus on my writer’s life with stories about things that strike my fancy. Today I’m sharing a fun video aimed primarily for writers. I first saw the video many years ago on the blog of …

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THE Chair

This little chair came to live with us in May 1990 after my mother-in-law passed away. We’d given it to her when she started having trouble sleeping in a bed. She loved the small size because it fit …

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To Back or Not to Back into Parking Spaces

If you’ve read my blog about our l-o-n-g driveway, you know that backing my car is not one of my strong skills. I hate to back. I’ve backed into more trees than I care to admit. Once with …

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The Squirrel War

There’s a war going on in our backyard. My husband fills the bird feeders and the birds gathered. We love watching them from our kitchen table. Too often when we look out, the squirrels are on the feeders …

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Summertime is Burger Time

I read that Americans gobble an estimated three burgers a week. That comes out to 156 burgers a year. Multiply that times the U.S. population and the number is around 50 billion burgers eaten a year. That boggles …

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A Child of the Soaps

Long before epic series like Game of Thrones and Outlander kept us breathlessly awaiting the next episode, serial radio shows kept listeners beside their radios. Busy taking care of housework in 30s and 40s without the benefit of …

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Mother’s Day Trivia

A long time ago in a land far away, we wore roses to church on Mother’s Day. I can remember as a child going to my grandmother’s house before church to pick a flower to pin on my …

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Saga of the Long Driveway

Our driveway is long. Very long. It also has a killer S curve. We noticed it when we looked at the house. But, there was so much to love about the property with the yard and interior we …

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