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Brushing Up My Shakespeare

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Note to my readers: I’m finding that creating a post worthy of publishing every day is more time-consuming that I expected. So I am going to spread out the assignments and take some days off. Today I’m going to take another liberty and combine yesterday’s topic, which was to write about a photo, with today’s, which is to write about a quote.   You are looking at an original copy of the First Folio of […]

Andrea’s Choices

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To my readers: Today’s assignment is to pick one word from a list of six and to write a post inspired by the word. I selected the word choice, but I’m not going to apply it to myself. Today I’m writing about Andrea Jackson, the main character in my new novel. Note: There will be NO spoilers in this post.   Andrea’s choices in Teaching Mysteries 201: The Strike Andrea, a high school English teacher in […]

The View from 70

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   To my readers: I’m continuing my blogging class with today’s assignment of writing a list. Things I like about being 70 At 70, when I meet someone new, I no longer get suspicious glances when I tell them I’m retired. That was not always the case when I retired at 55. If I uttered the R-word 15 years ago, faces looked at me with a combination of surprise, envy, and resentment of my good […]

Fantastic Phoenix

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To say I had fun during my weekend trip to Phoenix would be be an understatement. I mean, the WordPress conference I attended WAS fun. But it was so much more. The adventure began with a flight from O’Hare, three-plus hours in the air that gifted me with two additional hours of sunlight and 35 more degrees of warmth. My weekend was filled with light and warmth and laughter and learning. What could be better? […]

My Writing Space

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Where do you get your ideas? Everyone who writes must hear this question from time to time. I know, I do. It’s a hard one to answer. When I tell the truth — I get ideas everywhere— the person seems dissatisfied with its vagueness. But I can’t do better. I go through my life, and ideas just come. Or I should say, they usually do. They don’t always appear as often as I would like. […]