Tag Archives: phraseology

To the Nines & Hump Day Happenings

I’m hoping to get a little writing done today. I swear, finishing this novella, that’s only 20k words to begin with, has been one of the greater writing challenges of my life. Between an array of personal loss and health … Continue reading

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Trippin’ with Sybil

Even as a child I could entertain myself. My imagination was always active — I’d draw, sculpt, carve, color, and cut paper for hours. Because that innate desire to create appeared early on in my life, my mother always wished … Continue reading

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Cupid, draw back your bow…

When I met the love of my life, it was literally love at first sight for us both. We had different life plans at the time. I wasn’t looking, he wasn’t looking. He had just returned from hitchhiking cross-country (back … Continue reading

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In the Shadows

My son and I talk writing styles all the time, for he too is an author. When he was a boy, we studied Shakespeare hidden in movies together. He’s a grown man now, and his tastes have changed.  It took … Continue reading

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Chatter & Chopsticks

Have you ever experience a mind cascade? I get them all the time and always have, even as a child. My mind is never quiet. Some nights it takes me forever to fall asleep for all the thought noise cascading … Continue reading

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Spellbound

It’s cold and still and the sky is gray. Every once in a while, a new snowflake spins past my window and promises more will follow. Deep cold is on the way, and all of nature knows it. No birds, … Continue reading

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Hi-yo

Here’s a memory from yesteryear… It all begins when the narrator cuts in smoothly: In the early days of the Western United States, a masked man and an Indian rode the plains, searching for truth and justice. Then the William … Continue reading

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Deconstructing The Raven

One hundred and seventy years ago today, a moody writer published an iconic work. That writer was Edgar Allan Poe and the famous bit he crafted was The Raven. What I like about Edgar Allan Poe is his use of … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Origins~ There are so many things in our lives that we take for granted. Simple things like spoons and combs and toilet paper weren’t around when early man left the savannahs of Africa for parts unknown. Those things had to … Continue reading

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Nothing is better for thee

I took a break from writing midday yesterday and did a little light web surfing while I had lunch. Too late I discovered I missed International Kiss a Ginger Day on Monday. I laughed when I saw the event was … Continue reading

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