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Thought Thursday – Save The Cat!

“…you seize it, embrace it, and cherish it like the precious gift it is.”

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Fun Friday: Shubert – Serenade

It’s been a week of ups and downs, and a bitter February, so let’s kick off Friday and the weekend–and March–with some soul-soothing music and reminders of what is just around the corner: Spring! Deborah All I can do is act according to my deepest instinct, and be whatever I must be–crazy or ribald or …

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Thought Thursday: Taxes

“Please send chocolate.”

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Word Wednesday: Plagiarism

“Impossible. The math doesn’t work. I did it.”

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Word Wednesday: Legacy

But the effects of centuries’ of abuse and misuse of power impacts Margaret’s life, as, sadly…

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I Think So

A friend recently posted a meme on Facebook about the INFJ personality type, which is only 1-3 % of the population. It’s also my type, as well as hers I assume. This got me thinking about whether INFJs are reflected in greater numbers within the writing/artist community. Based on what I found on this website, …

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Look Well Into Thyself

Two lessons in, and I’m realizing for all I learned last year, this year promises to be a greater test of my tenacity, and willingness to step outside my comfort zone and ask for help.

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Book Baby Blues

There’s a little-known disorder that affects some authors that very few people, except other authors, knows about. Readers certainly don’t know, at least the ones that do not follow regularly, an author whose suffered it—and talked openly about it: Book Baby Blues. Authoring, revising, editing, and polishing a book is an intense labour of love. …

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Paralysis and Gratitude

I’ve been working from the cosy bright nook of my kitchen since August, when my youngest son’s friend moved in with us for a few months to complete a co-op work-term required as part of his University degree. The location change plants me directly in the hub of household activity. It’s not ideal. And I’m …

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Letting a piece of me go…

At the beginning of April, I wrote about the bittersweet nature of this month for me, and for my mother. I shared the heartache and gratitude we each experience related to shared, and separate experiences, and how my mom’s experience inspired the events and theme of my first novel. So, it seems fitting that this …

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