Tales from my desk…

Or: where does the time go? And where in the heck are my glasses, I know they’re here somewhere. At this moment, I am incredibly grateful that I was able to stop working outside the home and go strictly freelance. Because I really don’t know if I’d be staying sane through this process otherwise! In…

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The Great American Novel

Any writer knows it… that moment when inspiration strikes. It’s an idea, a good, no wait… a great idea. The story shimmers, tantalizes and lures. Perhaps the entire plot plays out like a movie, or maybe it’s just a few images of characters, scenes and vague concepts. But it’s there, inside your head and it’s…

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Word of the Day: Cockalorum

Now, how can you not giggle, just a bit, when, working on your first cup of coffee, you sit down to read email, and that is the subject line of the very first message in your inbox? Yeah, I know. You can’t. Usually, the Words of the Day are either things I already know, or…

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There’s a storm a brewin’

Well, there was one brewing… Monsoon season in AZ has struck… and this little Native San Diegan was awe struck at some of the weather patterns… The microburst It was an interesting, beautiful and slightly scary thing… As right over the house was clear… But less than 200 yards away was pouring rain and high…

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Musical flashbacks brought to you by iPod…

I’m sort of on the fence when it comes to things digital. I’m a member of that generation who actually recall days before computers were everywhere. We remember the first “family” video games (Pong, anyone?) and the days when personal computers were large and incredibly expensive. We also recall when the “boombox” was the height…

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39 and holding?

OK, my birthday was this past week and I decided to have some fun and take one of those “virtual age” tests. Oh surprise, surprise! I’m “virtually” all of 18.5 years old! Wheeee – I’m just a kid! Now, let’s get to reality… Last week, I turned 39, the beginning of my 40th year on…

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A scrapbook by any other name is still a scrapbook…

Job searching was so much easier when all I had to do was list my experience and skills and then trust those and my personality to get me through an interview. These days it’s a whole different ball of wax. (hm, I wonder why that little charmer isn’t in my Dictionary of Idioms.) These days,…

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Taking a walk down memory lane… Blog style

Yeah… So, here I sit, up to my elbows in alligators (someone kindly remind me to look up the meaning/origin of that charming saying) and I’m trying to keep my promise to myself. That one where I said I would keep my blog all fresh and sparkly clean, full of cool updated posts by Yours…

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Job description – if it needs doing, do it and do it well.

Part of leaving any job is getting things ready for the next person who sits in your chair. In my case, that person is going to have some big shoes to fill. It’s not that I think that highly of myself, it’s just that over the years, a lot of odd jobs have fallen into…

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Embarrassing our children – the job of parents everywhere

What can I say? I firmly believe it is the job of parents to make sure to have plenty of embarrassing stories, preferably with photographic evidence, of their children’s foolishness. Why? Well, to embarrass them in front of future girlfriends/boyfriends, of course! Yes, I am firmly aware that my children will probably be seeking years…

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