Monthly Archives: August 2017

I SURE DO LOVE THESE GUYS!

I have a video clip saved on my laptop, taken a few years ago when everyone gathered for some holiday or family celebration. In the foreground, a group of musicians play an Irish tune: my nephew James plays guitar; my … Continue reading

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15 THINGS GUARANTEED TO MAKE MY DAY BRIGHTER

Some days, for no apparent reason, I get stuck in the doldrums. I feel BLAH and can’t seem to get any productive work done. Here are 15 things guaranteed to lift my spirits when I hit a slump or a … Continue reading

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GOOD BOOKS, SUNSHINE, AND FRESH AIR

In On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King writes: “You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so. It’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or … Continue reading

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