In the Midst of the Storm

"When grief is deepest, words are fewest." Ann Voskamp Many of you, friends, I’m sure have noticed my absence from all things writing for the past several months. I’m sure many of you have even thought, ‘Where in the world did she go now? She just came back in, what was it? May-ish? Then she …

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A to Z: Oh, The Places I’ve Been

Photo by John Howard on Pexels.com I always seem to miss the official A to Z thingy that goes on in the writing world each year, and I always play catch up and do my own version at some point. Sometimes I spin it up in a month, sometimes a few weeks. This time it …

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The Flight of the Hummingbird

Taken from my office... “You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may have come from different species, but as long as you’re a bird, I’m a bird too.” – Glad Munaiseche Long ago and far away, we lived aboard MCAS, Cherry Point. For those non-Marine types in the crowd, that’s positioned in Craven …

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The Community the Library Built

‘Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.’R David Lankes The library… I know I’ve written more than a couple of times about the library here. However, I don’t believe you can write about and laud the library too much. The library is a wonderful place filled chock-full of imaginary worlds, …

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Summer Can’t Wait

Photo by Erik Mclean on Pexels.com I must confess. I had forgotten how quickly the weather can change in the Ozarks. I’d also forgotten how sometimes here nature skips a beat, or an entire season. We’ve lived from one end of this country to the other and experienced all manner of weather, seasonal changes, temperatures, …

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Begin At the Beginning

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till the end: then stop.”—Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll Friends, the beginning begins over a year ago, when hubby and I made the decision that we must leave our little piece of the Smoky Mountains behind and head westerly, ending in the Ozark …

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The Things We Keep Hidden

Here I am just a few hours away from this month’s ISWG posting deadline and I’m struggling. How ironic, right? I think right now, though, the whole world is struggling. It’s hard not to struggle with at least one thing or other with the state of things right now. It makes one fearful of asking …

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I’ve Got Nothing…

I didn’t even realize today was the first Wednesday, or Wednesday at all, until I just happened to check my site and find I had comments on an old post which could only be coming from some of the IWSG folks. I’m so sorry for not having something new up and ready, and thank you …

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Writing Outside the Perimeter #OTP

“You can become really pigeon-holed in this industry.”—Morris Chestnut Although Mr. Chestnut was referring to the acting industry when he said this, I can assure you it’s true of almost any industry, of almost anything in life. There are pigeon-holes everywhere and if you’re like me, you find that you just don’t quite fit. They …

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Details #IWSG

Hi, y’all! First, thanks so much for stopping in today. This is my first time participating in the monthly hop sponsored by Insecure Writers Support Group. I stumbled over the group by accident, and a happy one at that. I don’t know a writer out there who hasn’t felt on some level at some point …

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