This thing is giving me fits

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The thing I’m referring to is my latest manuscript.  (Yes it’s a teen romance – because that’s all I write.)  I’ve been so excited about working on it, but the sizzle is staring to fizzle.  It’s like a puzzle.  I know I have all the parts, but this puzzle has more than one way to […]

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The Fergie Blitz

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Fergie (aka @FergiePaws)  is our almost two-year old Portuguese Water Dog.  She’s a bundle of energy and fun.  Yesterday morning while I was on a conference call she decided to do her morning blitz. Here’s a wonderful example of the Fergie Blitz:   So this is what she’s doing while I’m on my conference call, […]

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Review: Carter Finally Gets It

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Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to this on audiobook and holy awesome narrator!!  (One of the best I’ve ever heard.)  He totally brought the character of Carter to life and the voices he used for the other characters were great. With that said, this story is […]

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The 1975

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Uhmmmm – I love this self titled album by the UK group The 1975!! They’ve got a fun, indie-pop sound with catchy beats you’ll want to put on shuffle and crank up the volume. There are sixteen tracks and I like just about every single one.  You can listen to most of the album on […]

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Not quite one and done

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After six weeks of mostly solid training post-strained-hamstring recovery and I successfully completed my first half marathon.  My main goal was to finish in under 2:00 and I DID IT!!!  My stretch goal was to run under 1:45.  With my training runs around 8 minute pace, it shouldn’t have been a stretch, but given my […]

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11-12-13

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I just think it’s cool how the calendar has lined up these numbers today.    Maybe it’s because I have this thing about numbers and order and symmetry.  Or perhaps it’s a little of my OCD tendencies.  No matter – all day long I’ll be smiling whenever I write or type today’s date. Yes – […]

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T-Minus Two Days

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It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. ~ Dr. George Sheehan So about six months ago I was talked into doing this half marathon thing.  […]

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Missed Music Monday–Help Me Lose My Mind

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Talk to me and watch me crumble, You will see me come undone. (Lyrics from Help Me Lose My Mind by Disclosure) I totally missed posting this last Tuesday…. The official release day for Disclosure’s awesome single, Help Me Lose My Mind featuring London Grammar.  (And if you’ve been paying attention to this blog, you’d […]

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