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Help for Australia

Koala Bushfire victims Lake Innes Paul and Lake Innes Anwen are recovering well at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Picture: Nathan Edwards  Source: News Corp Australia​I’ve been watching with horror as fire devours Australia. My heart ​is breaking​. Here’s an article from news.com.au that lists some ways we can help. Share0 Tweet0

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It’s the End of a Decade… Or not

Tomorrow is January 1, 2020 and I can’t turn around without running into another end-of-the-decade reflection or best-of list. But does 2020 really start a new decade? There are a lot of different thoughts on this. I particularly like the explanation offered on TimeandDate.com. They say that if you think of decades in terms such as the […]

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The 2019 Community Holiday Tree

As I mentioned last year, many parks in my area have a tree that people decorate year after year. There’s no formal process or rules. People just show up and add whatever they want. I love seeing what people come up with each year, although I worry that some of the ornaments won’t do so well […]

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10 Fun Holiday Gifts for Readers

​It’s the holiday season, so I couldn’t resist browsing the internet to see what holiday gifts are out there for readers. ​Here are ten gifts that I thought were fun. ​1. ​Mug with Slogan: I’m Not a Book Worm, I’m a Book DragonFrom Etsy.comYep. Because I DEVOUR books! ​2.​ T-shirt with Slogan: My Weekend Is […]

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To Finish Reading or Not? (For real this time!)

​(Oops! When I ​ ​originally wrote this on November 26th, I thought I’d saved the post. But somehow, the text from the previous week’s post about my run-in with the door showed up on the blog under this title instead. Because, you know, the universe apparently wants to make sure everyone knows about that embarrassing, […]

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The Best Laid Plans…

This is not the blog post I intended to go out this evening. But the post I started writing earlier included an array of images and links that I wanted to be displayed in a certain manner. Of course, I’d never actually done that type of layout before. As you can probably guess, it proved to […]

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To Finish Reading or Not?

No, the title of this post isn’t my attempt at rewriting an old joke. And it’s not a euphemism for being hit by someone, either. No, this is the story of one of those little occurrences that life throws at me to wake me up.The Setup Early morning, before work. It’s dark out. I hear the dog […]

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A Writer Walks Into a Door

No, the title of this post isn’t my attempt at rewriting an old joke. And it’s not a euphemism for being hit by someone, either. No, this is the story of one of those little occurrences that life throws at me to wake me up.The Setup Early morning, before work. It’s dark out. I hear the dog […]

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A Writer’s Imagination…

Being a writer means that my mind occasionally amuses itself with fanciful scenarios.  Case in point, this “diary” entry from my alter ego: Saturday Visited one of my primary sources for intel today. Received updates on two out of three critical topics. Will visit other sources for info on third topic. After visit, did reconnaissance. Spotted a […]

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