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Poetry Day: Devil’s Advocate

(Sometimes, I play devil’s advocate, but I try to do it with friendly debates.  Not when someone is talking about their dreams unless they ask me to do so.  The devil’s advocate role gets used by so many people to … Continue reading

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Been thinking about how people tend to give advice.  It’s usually unsolicited stuff, but you get it when you ask too.  Don’t worry because I’ll bring this writing rather quickly.  Just from the title, I’m sure people know where I’m … Continue reading

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Stand Together- Poetry & Prose for Ukraine

An eclectic collection of poetry and short prose for Ukraine. Poetry about war, warriors, hope, and sunflowers; multi-genre stories, featuring work from: A. L. Butcher Roman Nyle Charles Yallowitz Vickie Johnstone Andrew P. Weston Rebecca Miller Michael H. Hanson Charles … Continue reading

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Small Post About Sea Turtles . . . I’m Not Joking

So, I was in a classroom and noticed a poster.  I’d seen it before multiple times, but a new thought clicked in my head: There are only 7 species of sea turtles? I always thought there were more than that, … Continue reading

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Returning the Favor in Fiction and Reality

I was watching anime with my son when I noticed that there was a theme that popped up a bunch.  Not in one episode, but in various series.  It isn’t one that I’ve ever considered or seen much about, so … Continue reading

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7 Ways to NOT Make a Stressed Person More Stressed Out

Here’s the thing.  People who are stressed out already know it.  They may even have an idea on how to relax, but something is blocking them.  Many know at least some of the sources of their stress.  With all of … Continue reading

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Coming In Late! (Depression and Anxiety Advise)

The picture might be crueler than I intend, but there are times when I feel that way.  So, I’ve been down a lot over the summer because of the stress.  Being exhausted means my thoughts get the best of me … Continue reading

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Limping Along

Up before dawn Cooking lunches and breakfasts For other stomachs No shower Until all others ready Hurrying through the act To rally all into the car Errands and chores Phone calls and texts Regardless of health and energy Getting slower … Continue reading

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Maintaining a Volunteer List: Been a Long Time Coming

You might be wondering why I would ask for volunteers now.  I mean, my last book just came out and the next one isn’t until April.  This isn’t for the Ichabod Brooks beta reading either since I’m still writing that. … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Chipping at the Writer’s Block

I’ve been holding off on this one because newer ideas kept showing up.  Yet I’ve seen a few posts this week about Writer’s Block.  The two words that frighten an author to the very ink in their veins.  By the way, … Continue reading

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