Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Fat Kids or Cruel Adults?

So, I saw this today on Facebook: This was on the heels of hearing about this: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Issaquah-schools-to-stop-weighing-students-in-front-of-peers-229894991.html I was appalled! Not only was the school holding weigh-ins (isn’t it the child’s doctor’s responsibility to monitor the child’s weight?) but they did it in front of their peers! Holy public humiliation, Batman! I’m glad they put …

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Creating Roots

At my office, my boss, coworker, and I all love plants. We talk about plants and we even share plants. My aloe was over-growing its pot, so I brought it in so they could each take the newer plants which had sprouted up over the past couple of years. My boss gave us some Chicks …

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Stolen Goodies

I walked into the grocery store for a quick trip. Buy some milk – in/out. On my way through the store, I saw a small pack of pre-pubescent boys huddled near the crackers. In their hands, they held pieces of candy bars, which they quickly stuffed into their mouths, pocketing the empty wrappers. I gave …

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Pantser???

I have heard the term “pantser” before, but had no idea what it meant. It came across my path again, and I happened to be in front of my computer, so I Googled it. Urban Dictionary says that a “pantser” is “A NaNoWriMo term that means that you ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ …

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Approaching Deadline

It’s looming – the deadline for the start of NaNoWriMo. And I still haven’t decided whether or not I want to do it. I know, I know – I can start at any time. But, life is so busy right now that if I do it, I want to give myself every single day that …

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Living

I’m sitting at my desk, looking at my co-worker, feeling very badly for her. But, it is all her own doing. When she gets off work, she goes home and does… nothing. On her weekends, she sits at home and does… nothing. She hates her job… completely. When I get off work, I’m running around …

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Random Acts of Kindness

“Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.” William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962) Religious Leader, Influential Public Speaker This morning, I’m wholly on board with random …

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Bit the Bullet

So, I did it. I created another blog (how many is that now?) and a Twitter account so I can create my online presence. And I have no idea what I’m doing. It’s okay, though, because it’s kind of taking care of himself. I’ve got followers already (still unsure of how they found me). I’m …

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**Sigh** I Guess It’s Time

So, for years I’ve heard that the way to get my blog out there is by advertising (duh). I know the process, and I’ve refused to do it because it felt manipulative and fake. I haven’t wanted to do that because my blog isn’t about building a fan base – it’s about me journaling and …

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Not a Murderer

Today, I’ve been pondering murder. Seriously. I’m honestly wondering if I should commit an act which I never before would have done. I’m considering killing off one of my characters. And not just the antagonist – one of the characters my readers are supposed to really like. Here’s the thing – I have a hard …

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