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Jimmy Fallon, New Ebola Czar!

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“Jimmy Fallon, the new Ebola Czar?”  Yes!  Jimmy Fallon! Ebola Czar! OK, no, not really. But as of yesterday, Jimmy Fallon and Ebola Czar were the top trending words in America. And as a new…

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Tips for Writers: Trust the Story

Experience is the most effective teacher (I learned more Spanish in three days in Barcelona than I did in two years of high school Spanish class). But one of the most interesting things about the human psyche is that we’re … Continue reading

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It’s My 3rd Blogiversary!

I began this adventure three years ago not knowing what to expect. Duh. Does anyone ever know what to expect? The All-Wise Blog Sages recommended a tight focus: The Pet Lover’s Gazette > The Dog Lover’s Gazette > The Chihuahua Lover’s … Continue reading

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More Sunshine!

I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the relentlessly sunny Terri of Reclaiming Hope!  If that title has any resonance for you (and if it doesn’t, we need to talk) visit her. Keep rockin’ for the Rock, Terri! … Continue reading

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Creativity

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” ~T. S. Eliot “Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse “Creativity–like human life itself–begins in darkness. Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” ~Julia … Continue reading

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My Blogger Recognition Award

A panel made up of Beyoncé, Stephen L. Hawking, and Mahatma Gandhi has conferred upon me the coveted Blogger Recognition Award. I will be lavishly fêted at the upcoming Grammy Show and then be viciously tweeted about by Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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You-nique

I’ve started work on my new novel, Gone Girl on the Train with the Dragon Tattoo. This is a very personal story for me, and I deeply resent any suggestion that it is derivative of other works. Next they’ll be … Continue reading

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