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Huey the UK Jack Russell Terrier — AKA Baby Huey

March 6, 2012

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My dog, Huey, has a past. But don’t we all? His past, however, may not be as checkered as the rest of ours. Before we purchased Huey, we were looking for a very small Jack Russel Terrier (JRT), like the one on the old TV show Frasier. We already had Elle, a very small JRT […]

Death of a Friend

February 27, 2012

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I want to share something very personal with my blogging family here that occurred late last month. In the wee hours of January 23, 2012, I lost not just a friend, but my best friend and the love of my life. We were married over 28 years and have two beautiful grown girls. We had […]

You Are a Hero to Someone!

October 10, 2011

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I don’t think any of us have a clue about the impact that we make on others in our every day lives. In short, you are a hero to someone — maybe even a lot of someones. Let me give you some examples: Do you leave occasional comments on other blogs? Have you smiled at […]

Application for Writing Jobs

September 26, 2011

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In one of my early blog posts, I asserted that writers need to create a standard introductory email that’s ready to send out in a moment’s notice in response to writing job ads in which they are interested. Not only do you need a standard introductory email ready, but have you heard the old cliché “the early bird […]

Writing, Blogging, Spelling and Punctuation

September 12, 2011

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Whether you write or blog for a living, spelling and punctuation could be defining factors in your success. You might be a writer that blogs or a blogger that writes for a living, but both of these scenarios require spectacular spelling and perfect punctuation skills. Why is it so important to perfectly portend and punctuate […]

What Would I Do If I Did Not Blog?

August 29, 2011

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A crazy thought crossed my mind recently. I wondered what I would do if I didn’t write or blog. I was surprised with some of the ideas I came up with — all of them start with “I would have more time to:” Exercise Clean my house Watch the boob tube Play my online games […]

Writing and Trauma — an Exercise in Healing

August 22, 2011

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Little Declan Jace I have friends, Jason and Kim, who just lost their baby boy, Declan Jace, yesterday. My heart grieves for them. You see, they found Declan in his bed not breathing several days ago, rushed him to the hospital, and the terrible saga began. “How does this relate to writing?” you might ask. […]