Monthly Archives: April 2015

10 Best Things About Scooters

I passed the 100 mile mark on the scooter today, and as I watched the odometer flip over I thought about the 10 best things about travel by scooter. One good thing for each mile. Carjackers aren’t interested in scooters. … Continue reading

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The Truth About Royalties

Today I received my $34.68 in Amazon royalties. That’s a pretty good payment for me, but before I pop the cork on the champagne, I have to point out that these royalties have accrued since last July. That’s the truth … Continue reading

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The Love of Light

As National Poetry Month winds down I feel the need to squeeze in a few more verses. While listening to music for a project, these words popped into my head with such an insistent yearning to be born I felt … Continue reading

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Weekend Heaven

I can’t remember when I’ve had such a relaxing weekend. I stayed late Friday to get everything done at the paper so I had not one worry waking up Saturday morning. I went with Mr. Smith to watch a Taekwondo … Continue reading

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Write Like An Addict

Addiction is a condition that results when a person engages in an activity (e.g., writing) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships and chores … … Continue reading

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I’m Done

Long, long day that found me putting home at around 9 p.m…. but I’m done for the weekend. Looking forward to some fun tomorrow and then some rest and writing time Sunday. I have two big projects coming up that … Continue reading

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100th Post… and it’s not easy

Today I’m celebrating my 100th post of 2015—and it isn’t easy. I’ve been sitting at my laptop for almost two hours trying to come up with something interesting to say and I’ve written one sentence. In that time I’ve made dinner, … Continue reading

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Scooter Adventures Begin

The scooter is officially on the road and I am a fan. It took approximately five feet of driveway to decide this was going to work for me. I took it to work that morning, buzzing down roads that were … Continue reading

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Spotlight Saoirse O’Mara

Saoirse O’Mara is a freelance writer of children’s and YA fantasy.    She lives in Germany with her sweetheart and works as freelance editor,    translator, and language teacher whenever she isn’t writing.     “I first started writing when … Continue reading

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National Treasure: Richard Blanco

Last night I heard poetry for the first time. I have listened to poetry before and I’ve enjoyed it. I have favorite poems. But last night, listening to Richard Blanco read and speak, I heard poetry that infiltrated past my ears … Continue reading

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