1Feb, 2018

31 Happy Things

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Yours truly visiting the Ice Palace in St. Paul, MN Sunday, January 28, 2018 Inspired by a prompt in the current winter issue of Bella Grace, I kept a log for the past month, writing down one happy thing per day. I found it to be a good practice that, as easy as it sounds, still required a [...]

15Jan, 2018

Minneapolis Literary Event Giveaway!

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Calling all women writers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area! I'll be on two panels, signing books and schmoozing at ModernWell's Literary Kick-Off EventĀ on January 28, 2017, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m., and I get to give away one ticket to attend (a $60 value)! All you gotta do to be in the drawing is post a comment down below; just say [...]

5Jan, 2018

On Going to the Store

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I can't believe I'm about to write a blog post advocating going to the store. I am not much of a shopper. I quickly get mental overload at any kind of mall, and I don't particularly like schlepping from one store to the next. My problem, according to my daughter, is that I tend to look for something specific when [...]

28Dec, 2017

The Artist & Writer’s Workbook 2018

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The Artist & Writer's Workbook 2018 is here! Available as a free download if you sign up for my newsletter! (All my subscribers have already received it.) This year's title image features the train tracks that run by Walden Pond, close to where Henry Thoreau's cabin used to stand. I took it when I hiked around there with my daughter [...]

14Dec, 2017

12/12/17 – Marking an Ordinary Day

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Today I'm picking up the practice of creating a time capsule of one ordinary day, namely December 12, begun back on 12/12/12 when that was simply one cool date. I discovered I lapsed on this the last two years but I wanted to do it again this year as it's just fun to capture one particular date every year and [...]

7Dec, 2017

Dead People’s Stuff

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With my brother-in-law's recent death, the topic of dealing with all the things the deceased leave behind has become center stage again for my husband and me. Incidentally, just prior to that, I wrote an essay for Sasson Magazine about my love for some of the things I inherited from loved ones. This essay was the result of a discussion [...]

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