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Archive for March 2012

Story Weekend: First Love

Whether it happens in kindergarten, high school or college, nearly everybody experiences the high (and sometimes low) of first love. I’d love to hear about yours! If  you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret…

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Story Weekend: Pillows

I’m not a neat freak, but I am germ phobe. I hate bugs, especially the itty bitty invisible ones like bacteria and those creepy dust mites. But don’t try to take my decades-old feather pillow away from me! I wash it of course, but I imagine it still has some very mature creepy crawlers in…

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Throwing in the Towel on Scrivener

Look at the top of my dining room table. It’s so beautiful, I could kiss it. It looks like home to me, and I’ve been homesick. You might remember back in October when I was teaching myself how to use the writing software, Scrivener.  I was so enthusiastic. Many of my writing friends use Scrivener to…

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Story Weekend: The Magazines in Your Life

My work-in-progress is set in 1960, so I went on ebay and bought a whole slew of magazines from that year. Despite the mildew (wow, do old magazines reek!), I’ve enjoyed checking out the news of the day (Kennedy vs Nixon),  the fashion (girdles, garters and shirtwaist dresses), and especially the advertisements (Ipana toothpaste, S…

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Story Weekend: Bras, just for the heck of it

Curious to see what you’ll all do with this one! If you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share something from your life that relates to that theme, however you interpret it. Thanks to all of you who’ve been contributing. As always, there are a few “rules”:…

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Dinner!

I have all sorts of blog ideas running through my mind, but I thought I’d share an easy peasy recipe instead. This was dinner tonight and it’s quickly become one of my favorite recipes. Bet it will become one of yours as well.  .  . as long as you like garlic and ginger! I’ve adapted…

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Story Weekend Theme: Morning

I’m a night owl and have been ever since I was a kid. I loved to go to bed as a child, but not to sleep. I would snuggle under my covers and make up stories for hours. In the morning, I’d wake up exhausted. I kept a bunch of pillows by my bed and…

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