Anticipating Trouble

I was stumped for a post subject. That happens. Every now and then I sit down and my mind goes blank. Actually, that happens a lot more than I care to admit. Usually I fudge it and say, “Yes, I opened the fridge just to ensure the light came on. You can’t tell if it’s …

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1329

That’s my entry number. Entry number for what? Why the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge of course. What is the Blogging to from A to Z April Challenge? It is what its name implies–a challenge to blog on topics from A to Z through the month of April. Read about it, and if inclined, sign …

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Blitzin’!

Via the lovely Lara Lacombe I learned of a fun opportunity to join a Blog Blitz! hosted by Mystery writer DL Hammons. And though I usually shy away from these things, I decided to push through my insecurity and sign up. And why not? At any moment I could be invited to join a flash mob of readers and …

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One Foot Forward, and

two steps back. Or so it seems. We are still in limbo. And I’m earning frequent surfer miles as I peruse Craigslist and other free ad sites for rentals in our preferred area. No. Our house has not sold yet–wanna buy it? Yes. We’re thinking of moving anyway. I know. Ballsy. Or crazy. Time will tell. We …

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I’ve Been Nomintated…

For the Liebster Award! I am flattered Lara Lacombe nominated me for this award (Thank YOU Lara!).   What is the Liebster Award? Good question.   What I’ve learned is:   The Liebster Award recognizes the nominator’s favorite blogs with fewer than 200 registered followers (a lot follow without registering). And though I could not find the …

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Road Trip

 I got my driver’s license at the ripe old age of sixteen and it never occurred to me that driving would ever be anything but fun, whipping down the highway, windows down, the stereo blasting. And then I had kids. Four of them to be exact. And a short trip to the mall with all …

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Growing Up Country

I was country before country was cool. Raised on a hobby farm where my penchant for furred and feathered creatures was indulged, I spent school holidays at my aunt and uncle’s working cattle ranch. Some of my favorite memories are of warm rock buns fresh from the wood-stove oven, or balancing on a tower of hay bales stacked on a horse-drawn …

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Turbulence

Photo: Copyright, Deborah Anderson Life is turbulent.                                            From the first crushing instant of our birth when we’re squeezed squalling from the warm liquid cocoon of the womb into the glaring clamor of oneness, we are struggling to adapt. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, breast milk, and lovers and friends when we’re older—much older—offer guidance and support, but they do …

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Ask, And Ye Shall Be Answered

So, I’ve been tossing around the idea of whether I need a website. Well, maybe not need, so much as, would it be beneficial to have one? A fellow author, and friend, advised me, yes. She believes the fact she had a website–despite the lack of a book contract at the time–played a part in her securing a …

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Brave

            ~When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts…                  A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren I watched the Disney/Pixar movie Brave this evening. And cried.                  Much to my youngest’s chagrin. There was a time in the not too distant past Youngest would …

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