Category: work

Freshly Pressed

We have one of those flip out ironing boards in the laundry room. It’s on the wall across from the cat box and above the laundry basket area.  We have two large mesh baskets and they fit neatly against the wall, under the illustration of a basketball hoop that’s hanging on the wall.  Basketball hoop, laundry basket,…

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Static Cling

I’ve only posted twice in April, well this is technically post number three. I’m not sure why.  I’ve been working on other things, busy with life, wasting time lusting after Idris Elba.  I don’t know. Things have taken priority over the laundry room and honestly I haven’t had much to say. Two posts in one…

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Scrubs

I am a writer. When asked, upon meeting someone new, “What do you do?” these four words are tough for me.  Lately, I’ve been wondering why. “I am a writer,” sounds silly, whimsical, not quite, “I’m a circus performer,” but close.  They are fine words, even great, when I am in front of my computer, or…

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Simple Shift

  I never really have writer’s block (yes, I just stopped to knock on wood). It’s not that I can’t find words, or I don’t have ideas.  There are times I will work my characters into a corner and they will turn, look at me, and say, “What now, genius?”, but for the most part…

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Slip

A couple of months ago, Barb, aka Book Club Mom, interviewed me and asked about my experience finding an agent.  At the time of the interview I had not yet looked for an agent.  I have spent the past few weeks in that process and I feel a metaphor coming on. Finding an agent is…

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Fleece

John Muir said, “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” He was an adventurer, an unbound spirit, a roamer.  Any time I read snippets or quotes by people that travel, change, or see the world, they always appear fearless.  In my mind they are…

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Shiny Material

Here’s how my crush on Stephen King got started. Alys (Alys in Underland) wrote a review of The Shining. I had to read pieces of Shawshank Redemption in a film class I took forever ago, but I’d never read anything by Stephen King.  Most of his books are creaky door scary and I don’t like to be scared.…

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Preshrunk

Wait, what…but you said… When I was in the fourth grade there was a girl that was sort of in my group of friends, but not really.  She was the cool girl that knew one of my friends because I think their brothers knew each other?  I can’t remember and it’s not important. She, the…

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Tour Jacket

Barb asked me to go on tour.  I have never been on tour.  I have been to a Rick Springfield concert and a few years ago I saw Dave Matthews, but our own tour sounded…well, righteous. I started thinking about the tour bus and my wardrobe.  Barb studied at Julliard, she’s an accomplished composer and…

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