Monthly Archives: January 2011

In Which Lisa Announces Her Embracement of the Dark Side

I apologize up front for the length of this post, but I have an important announcement to make, so please bear with me. It started in August, when I saw Colleen Houck speak at the Willamette Writers Conference. She’d self-published … Continue reading

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Introducing Puddletown Publishing Group

Some of my readers already know what I’ve been up to the past few weeks, but to others this post will be a surprise. Without further ado, I present to you the press release for: Puddletown Publishing Group, an e-Publisher … Continue reading

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You Can’t Teach an Old Blog New Tricks

So here we are with a brand new look. I was dissatisfied with some of the aspects of my old blog theme, so I sorted through all the available ones and this one struck a chord with me. I hope … Continue reading

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You Say it’s Your Duckday

Today is the day the Ducks make history by going to the BCS National Championship. It’s also my birthday. If the Ducks win, I think we should declare this a state holiday. Not that it shouldn’t be already, because it’s … Continue reading

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Kaia Herrin Earns Black Belt in Awesomeness

My friend Kaia Herrin, a 6th grader at the Portland Village School, recently earned her black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Kaia blogs at Your Weekly Dose of Awesomeness and plays soccer for FC Portland. I’ve known her since she … Continue reading

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For New Year’s Eve my husband and I hung out with friends, but I was also subject to one more round of let’s-see-how-many-ways-the-universe-can-play-a-joke-on-me. This month alone there was the Dog Thing and the Roast Thing and the Soup Thing, which … Continue reading

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