Tag: work

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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Tea Length

I have a water boiler machine thing in my kitchen.  I think it holds 2L of water at a consistently hot temperature all the time.  This means I don’t have to “put the kettle on” when I want tea.  Hot water is readily available in my kitchen. Readily available.  No need to wait, often there’s…

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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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Expensive Socks

My son is being a little shit lately. He’s actually well over six feet tall and seventeen years old, so I guess that makes him a big shit.  He’s stormy, disrespectful, self righteous, ugly and cocky.  He has all the answers.  He’s conniving and manipulative.  It’s super yucky and he makes me nervous. When we…

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Bedspread

I make my bed every day. Sometimes at 5 AM and sometimes not until 5 PM, but every day, good day or bad, I line up the pillows. Today was a 4:30 PM day.  As I smoothed out my quilt, I wondered why I do what I do?  The day is almost over.  I’m going…

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Care Label

Hiking to Machu Picchu was not magical.  I did not return with great wisdom, a spiritual awakening or the mysteries of life solved. I guess life is not like the movies, although I would still love to have a soundtrack playing as I live out the rest of my days if that ever becomes an…

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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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Skorts

Warning:  This post is a rant.  If you are not in the mood, or you’re super sensitive, or maybe even if you bring your dog into Starbucks.  You should close out and come back later. Take Our Daughters…and Sons to Work Day. Stop.  This has really got to stop. The day was originally Take Our Daughters to…

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