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Blogging and Writing

When I began blogging, I didn’t have a clue as to why I was doing it or what I would write about. I had an inkling of an idea. But ideas are fluid—they begin as something and morph into something else as they mature. As time goes along, they reveal themselves as something else again. … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Part Fifty- Five — Love, Sweet Love

Oh love! Poets and writers have attempted to describe it since the beginning of time. I don’t know for certain but I’ll bet there’s some hieroglyphics written on a rock somewhere about it. Love can render us speechless, have us act in ways we never would and scientifically speaking, it has the same addictive effect … Continue reading

Five Things to Do on a Cold Grey Day When You Don’t Have to Leave Your House

Most of us have been going through some bitingly cold days this winter. Along with the cold is the grey. Do you spell it grey or gray? Doesn’t matter, they’re both correct as in: One can become easily distracted, feel out of sorts on a cold, grey day. I’m not from England but I want … Continue reading

From Whence They Came

I was rewriting a short story yesterday morning and decided on the title, “The Nick of Time.” Though the phrase isn’t mentioned anywhere in the story, its implications are fierce—linking the main plot and the subplot—I hope anyway. These vehicles we use to write—setting the tone as tragic or comic, voice patterns of characters, memorable … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Fifty-Three — This Condition of Being Human

We all have baggage.  Some we carry around for decades—a snarky, hurtful comment is like an old tube of travel toothpaste that we find when we dig out a suitcase to go somewhere.  We look at it and think, I’ll just keep this in case I need it again.  Despite that its freshness is gone … Continue reading

For my Gracious Guide to Benevolent Blogging


For Monday Musings

Word of the Day:


verb (used without object), ruminated, ruminating.

To chew the cud, as a ruminant.

To meditate or muse; ponder.

verb (used with object), ruminated, ruminating.

To chew again or over and over.

To meditate on; ponder.

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