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This #WeekendCoffeeShare: come in from the rain

If we were having coffee…. Hi. How are you today? Thanks for making it out in this rain. Downpour. I’ve never been to City Coffeehouse before. My husband’s gonna join us after he’s done record browsing. I recommend the Organic … Continue reading

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Unboxing Uppercase August 2016 delightfulness

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”~Aesop, Greek writer I cancelled my OwlCrate subscription because I found better book box kits. I’m frustrated with OwlCrate. Everything in their boxes is Harry Potter-themed, repeating vendors and impractical trinkets. … Continue reading

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Finding writing inspiration from cheesy sleazy motivational speaker

“Motivational speakers are used car salesmen without the wheels.”~D.W. Hirsch, soon-to-be-World-Famous author I get pumped after a good motivational speech, which is the point of them. My writers group hosted a speaker this weekend who left me wanting more, which … Continue reading

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The beautiful unboxing of Beautiful Madness Book Case, Chapter 3

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”~John Dewey, American philosopher I’m so glad I found Beautiful Madness Book Case subscription company tucked in the back of Aisle 1 at BookExpo America 2016 in Chicago. The owner was … Continue reading

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Owlcrate July 2016 unboxing: same vendors, sneaky theme

“Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. Once cannot exist without the other.”~Eric Burdon, British musician Oh my gosh!  Thank GOODness I got the Good Owlcrate box. . . . The July theme was … Continue reading

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Sharing my Facebook social media tips this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Hey, nice of you to join us here. I haven’t been back to Moonwinks since the start of my first job here in Michigan. Back then, we weren’t into coffee, just sweet flavored coffee drinks, … Continue reading

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Writing productivity with #ROW80 for this #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee…. Oh, I’m so glad you made it. This is so bizarre, isn’t it? A coffeeshop inside a movie theater, and not just a counter but a real sit-down coffeeshop with tables and pastries and you … Continue reading

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Writers, ask yourself this one question

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”~Peter Drucker, American businessman Is your book actually a book? This is the Fiction Journey. That initial question posed at tonight’s Ann Arbor Emerging Writers workshop did not make me … Continue reading

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OwlCrate unboxing June 2016: Royalty

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”~Joseph Campbell, American writer Wow. This makes two mostly-satisfying OwlCrate boxes in a row. I think it’s the longest streak since my subscription began with “Spooky” … Continue reading

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TBT from a #TBT 

“I never said most of the things I said.”~Yogi Berra, American athlete Here’s a look back to 2010.  Good stuff. Sad stuff. It’s nice to know it happened.

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