Monthly Archives: November 2017

Birthday Was Happy

It’s a new year for me as I turn 49 years. I spent my birthday celebrating quietly. As the clock turned over I was busy finishing a story for the Kansas City Star on  The Roasterie Kansas City Air Roasted Coffee and … Continue reading

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Second Story for KC Star

Tonight I’ll be spending my birthday doing what I love—writing. I have a second opportunity to write a story for the Kansas City Star. Last interview was done this morning and I’m ready to start writing. Surrounded by boxes, my … Continue reading

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Angela Poetry Magazine Contest

Angela Poetry Magazine invites all poets to submit lighthearted, humorous, playful, and curious poems to The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest. This is a free contest, open to everyone. Published and edited by Kirk Ramdath, the publication is a project of Wax Poetry and Art. … Continue reading

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Hooded Crow Submission Call

The Hooded Crow is inviting submissions of previously unpublished literary works from emerging and veteran writers. They welcome submissions by new writers with special enthusiasm. Payment is $50 per manuscript, upon publication. They do have a $10 reading fee. In return, … Continue reading

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Meeting KC’s Bean Baron

Today I was privileged to meet (and interview!) Danny O’Neill, the creator behind the Full Vengeance coffee I raved about last month. He built The Roasterie, the caffeinated heart of Kansas City and mecca for coffee aficionados. For once, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Digi Collage Included in Music Video

I got such a sweet message today informing me that the German musician Petra has included one of my digital collage creations into his latest video on his Acoustic Spirit Youtube channel. The image is one of the latest I’ve … Continue reading

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Safe Arrival

We finally pulled into Kansas City. I smelled like vomit. Mr. Smith was in hyper “geterdone” mode. He and my son had the dogs walked and the truck unloaded in an hour. Then we discovered that somehow during the trip, … Continue reading

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A 20 Hour Drive…

Little did we know the suffering that lay ahead… the trip started off great, except that I accidentally had my Google maps set to take back roads. I’ve only ever set it to that once, and it was earlier that … Continue reading

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Miss You Already!

I loved seeing everyone who stopped by yesterday and miss all of you already. I’m going to plan another trip in the spring which will be less hurried and more about visiting friends. Thanks especially to the French Family of … Continue reading

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Back in Niceville for a day!

I’ll be back in Niceville tomorrow for just a few hours and I thought it might be easier to just hang out at Cafe Bienville the whole time and visit anyone who wants to stop by. I’ll be there from … Continue reading

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