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Two Days Before Christmas

As I sit here at my desk rejoicing in the fact that it’s sunny out, my family is safe and healthy and my husband has the holiday off, it makes me take stock of what I have. How great  life is and how fortunate I am to live in a country that allows me to … Continue reading

The List

Have you ever noticed someone doing something and think to yourself, that looks like something I’d love to do…I’m going to do that. Or, you’ll strike up a conversation with a stranger in line (or “on line” for those of you in New York) who’ll tell you something fascinating about her or his life and … Continue reading

Monday Musings & Motivations – Party Fifty-Eight – Professions

We humans are preoccupied with professions. Hopefully, our professions not only feed our families, but our hearts, minds, and spirits as well. Maybe it’s the obsession with profession (and what others think of them) that gets in the way of fulfillment. Many moons ago upon graduating high school, I had a scholarship to go to … Continue reading

Say What Now?

“Let it bleed and we’ll cut it,” the man said. When you read those words, what is your initial reaction? Do graphic images come to mind? As I’m exploring more ways in which to move characters through a setting or place, argot (rhymes with target) or jargon comes into play so that the scene and … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations – Part Fifty-Seven – Grace

As I’m valiantly trying to get back into the rhythm of regular blogging, I thought I’d give the open, ruffle and point method a shot for inspiration. I have The Random House Thesaurus College Edition on my bookshelf. Archaic, huh? I know, Google can give me a thesaurus anytime I want. But since, I’ve carted … Continue reading

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Word of the Day

psy·che
/ˈsīkē
noun
  1. the human soul, mind, or spirit.
    “their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others.”
  2. soul, spirit (inner) self, ego, true being, inner man/woman, persona, subconscious, mind, intellect;

“Getting in touch with your own psyche.”