Tag Archives: Writing

Flying A Drone. It’s Way Harder Than It Looks

My shortcut through our community college, revealed 6 people standing on the baseball field 10 feet apart. They flew drones to the outfield, then back. This was a class in Wilderness Firefighting.  Here in Oregon, aerial surveillance can be a … Continue reading

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Power to the Inspiration-Challenged

February Blaaaaaaahs. So a writer-friend suggested that we attend  Zumba classes. Good exercise. Blood to the brain. Juice up the vertebrae. It’ll help our creative whats-its. We chose the “Basic” level of classes to attend. The level of expertise didn’t … Continue reading

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Blog Diet for Wordiness

In February, I wrote about The Guilt of Blogging, what would happen if we blogged less and participated in the world more. It’s happened: Spring has arrived. Here in the NorthWest, we scooch out of our gray-cloudy days, blinking at … Continue reading

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A Career After Changing Career

Just a short post to let you know that change will often show up on your doorstep like out-of-state relatives you haven’t seen in a long time. I have a friend who knows this type of change. Lisa Nowak’s  a … Continue reading

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Increase Your Average. Plant Your Lips on It

I’ll answer the radioactive banana question at the end, but first…. Today’s little shocker is: On average, a human will spend two weeks kissing in his/her lifetime. This is according to Snapple who inserts such highly researched statistics under their … Continue reading

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Writing the Banana Lies

MOSQUITOES ARE ATTRACTED TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECENTLY EATEN BANANAS That’s what a recent email told me. So if I’ll stay away from their banana-ey goodness, can I expect to be welt-free all summer?  I suspect this propaganda  was started … Continue reading

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Life’s Dunkings

Last night, I completed a year long commitment as leader of a non-profit organization. Over a year ago,  before I was elected to lead,  I thought I had some postive qualities.  I was a good cupcake.  I contained a decent … Continue reading

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Writing Characters’ Secrets

  Great picture, huh? But it’s the story that takes you one step deeper in meaning…. When a 91-year-old, Hungarian-born grandmother was feeling lonely and depressed, her grandson, French photographer, Sacha Goldberger,  suggested they take some fun photos. I suggest … Continue reading

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Writing: Characters Who Add Spit

I collect weird character traits in my writing journal.  If I’m crafting a story that requires braided mullets, pink eye patches, and Elvis Presley white-patent loafers, I have a treasure trove of notes to draw upon.  Whenever I go downtown, … Continue reading

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Write More Clearly. Your Butts Are A Problem.

This is for all you NaNoWriMo writers out there who are trying to finish your 50,000 word novels in a month. Study the sign in the picture above.  It reads: Your butts are a problem. It’s  referring to the litter … Continue reading

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