10Mar, 2017

Purim Costumes from Home Depot

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The mermaid and the astronaut mentioned in the story... This Sunday is the Jewish holiday of Purim. I used to dread the arrival of Purim because that meant I had to come up with Purim costumes. Or rather, my kids came up with what they wanted to be, and I had to make it happen. Dressing up for the [...]

3Mar, 2017

Sticking with Morning Pages

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I love my Morning Pages. In fact, I'm going on four years of doing them. And yet, these days, I'm having a hard time sticking to this practice. This is not because I'm not finding the time or because I don't feel like sitting down on my spot on the couch, opening my notebook and start scribbling. Each morning, I [...]

15Feb, 2017

Welcome to my New Website!

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Masarykova, Liberec, Czech Republic Finally, finally, it's up and running and all the behind-the-scenes Google stuff is working as well (that had been my stress point these past few days). It's a learning curve for me now to handle the new platform on WordPress but learning something new is always good, right? And thankfully, I do have the [...]

24Jan, 2017

How I Feel About Blogging

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"How do you feel about blogging?" Barbara Bos asked yesterday in the Facebook group Women Writers, Women's Books that I belong to. That got me thinking. Then it occurred to me that January is my blogging anniversary, and I almost didn't notice! It's been six years since I started blogging. So, how do I feel about blogging after six years? Comfortable. It has become such an [...]

19Jan, 2017

The Craftsmanship of Editing

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  It never fails to amaze me, even after so many years of working with texts, that, no matter how often you go over the same text, you still find things to improve. Yesterday I went through all the feedback I had received from the beta readers of my advance reader copies to see which edits I'd compile for the [...]

12Jan, 2017

Sitting in the Sun

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I have a new favorite winter pastime: Sitting in the sun. I've discovered that from about 9:15 in the morning until about 10 o'clock the sun, when it is out, shines on my spot on the couch. Initially I just noticed that I loved sitting there when the sun was warming my back, and the page I was writing on [...]

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