Archive for March 2020

Physical Distancing

Keep the humor coming! I’ve read more funny stuff in the last week than all of last year. I’m on another campaign. This time it’s to change the name social distancing to Physical Distancing. We humans need connection. We need social interaction, whether by phone, by text, by FB, Instagram, whatever, we need it. We…

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The Drain

The dogs curled up at my feet. Like me, they wonder when it will get warm and sunny again. Two days worth of chores wait for warm temperatures. Some progress in the yard has been made, though. Two out of my three new trees got planted. The third one should come in April. Praise be,…

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Humans

Well, I suppose my not writing about Covid 19 has become obvious. I don’t know what to say, beyond wash your hands, smile, eat healthy, and be good to one another. Also, be patient with our government and health care officials. This is not easy. I wish all of you good health. I hope we…

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Compass Point

As Compass Point strengthens and nears completion, I am amazed at its evolution. It is actually an incredibly cool process to go through. I feel like the book and I are taking a kind of journey together, which is, I realize, an odd statement to make about a book. Then again, writing is an art…

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SPRING forward

I’ve been out in the neighborhood rabble-rousing. That’s just so me. Actually, my HOA made what I believe is an unwise decision, so I’m out asking my neighbor’s opinions. That’s what’s supposed to happen in a democracy, right? We’ll see where it goes, but I have found out I’m not the only one unhappy about…

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Blank

This page has been blank for a half hour. I’ve done a few constructive things in the meantime, but that certainly didn’t get anything down ‘on paper.’ (Today the term is ‘on screen,’ but it doesn’t sound as good.) I’m going to blame the snowflakes floating about outside in the evening air. I was sitting…

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New Project

My developmental editor assigned me a task, one that I have been working on for several weeks now, and one for which I have not gotten very good grades. No pizzaz, no clear message, lousy metaphors. What is wrong with my writing? Well, for one thing, no passion. It is not a project that I…

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