Category Archives: Ramblings

Does Social Media Make You Miserable?

For the past 3 months, I’ve curtailed the time I spend on social media. I check Facebook and Twitter once a week. I respond to all notifications and I try to take about 30 minutes to interact with friends’ posts … Continue reading

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Are you the protagonist or antagonist?

I’m a bit under the weather so I thought I’d repost an old blog post on characters. Hope you enjoy it!

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Five Years of Blogging

Okay not a 5th blog birthday cake, but you get the gist. February is my fifth February blogging and my blog’s fifth birthday. So I thought we’d look back at a post from each February of my blog’s life.  February … Continue reading

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Reblog: Dream A Little Dream

  As I’m wrapping up the trip and heading back to NY and then CT, I thought a reblog might be nice. This is from 2010. Just something I was thinking about lately. I don’t think I believe in forever. … Continue reading

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Old School Storytelling–Gotye’s Song

  Gotye’s song Somebody That I Used to Know has blown up. I have a theory about why. The lyrics harken back to the origins of songs as tools of storytelling. This song gives us clear insight into the male … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of Turkey Day, I’d like to post pictures of some moments this year that I am grateful for…. Crimebake Vampire Ball–Meeting Clare “The Hamburgler” Meeting Charlaine Harris at Crimebake Attending Margie Lawson’s workshop with M and catching up … Continue reading

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Productivity Matters

Have you ever gotten really sick and needed a few sick days? I am in between jobs (still laid off), but I have chores and lots of writing stuff to occupy my time (when I’m not job hunting). Anyway, yesterday … Continue reading

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What Gives Your Life Meaning?

It was a rainy day on Wednesday, which means Grandma and I didn’t do too much galavanting around. We did get me a library card. It was cool to see the library where I spent many childhood days searching for … Continue reading

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DWTS–Who do you have your eye on?

So Monday night, I watch DWTS (Dancing With The Stars) with mom. It’s become a ritual since she helped me move out of NYC. For 2 hours you watch these people compete and then Tuesday they get the results. Monday, … Continue reading

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One Thousand Words a Day…or die

So Monday morning, I sat down and faced a blank page. I wanted to write 1000 words, but *gasp!* faced a new scene. What to do? I played the what if game. What if x came over? And 500 words … Continue reading

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