New Year, New Promises, New Challenges

Another New Year. It’s odd to think the New Millennium (the REAL one) was ten long years ago. Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future, right? I am a Resolutionist! I know many people who pooh-pooh the idea, but I think it’s a marvelous time to mark new beginnings–no matter how well you…

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A Fat Chance

There are fewer things I look forward to than a good work out. Haha. Just kidding. I probably don’t dread anything more than going to the gym. At forty-two I’ve managed to join many, and attend few. It was a good system and it worked for my needs. Until a few years ago when I…

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Next Entry

I knew before starting this blog that I should have stock piled them for years so I’d always have one to post. I’m sure had my brain not known I had a blog, I would have produced several blog-worthy pieces by now. Such as life and the ridiculous way my mind works. I’ve keeping busy…

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Chicago and/or Bust

Though I describe my childhood growing up in a small farming town in Indiana as idyllic, that perspective enjoys the distance of many years and many life experiences since. I was a shy, quite kid who always stuck pretty close to home, and as I entered high school that really didn’t change much. I was…

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In the Shadow of NanoWriMo

I’ve considered participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) many times within the past few years. The “rules” indicate that you shouldn’t start NaNoWriMo with a partially started or completed project, but rather with a bare outline or nothing at all. I had been languishing with a novel I started in 1999 and rather than…

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The First Entry

I have been toying with the idea for a blog for a long time and as an aspiring writer I’ve read innumerable articles about the “must” have having a writer’s website. Problem is, I’ve struggled with being able to offer compelling content. When people I know read it, I wanted them to have something positive…

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