Category Archives: Musings

Observations on Another Year Gone By

As 2011 comes to an end, I’m looking back to figure out how I feel about it. Just a few days ago, I would’ve said it was a totally rotten year, but now that I’ve actually crunched some numbers and … Continue reading

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Greetings from Eugene

I’m in Eugene for a few days, soaking up the ambiance of the Holy Land. Goal number one: make some progress on Getting Sideways. Goal number two: figure out how to relax for the first time since January. Goal number … Continue reading

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Finding Balance as an Indie Author

We interrupt this blog post for late-breaking news: I had another interview on Wednesday, this one at David Wisehart’s website, Kindle Author. Check it out. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program. There’s this weird pattern in my … Continue reading

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Wild Weather and Other News

We interrupt this (ir)regularly scheduled blog for an emergency weather rant. A lot of people have noticed something this summer. The United States—in fact much of the world—is having some really crazy weather. For us here in the Pacific Northwest, … Continue reading

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I’m Far Too Tired to Think Up a Title for This Blog Post

I know there have been tumbleweeds blowing around here on the old blog the past couple of weeks. I feel guilty about it. Maybe guilty isn’t the right word, since it really isn’t hurting anyone but me if I don’t … Continue reading

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Speed Kills—or at Least Makes You Wanna Puke

I’ve really got to get a handle on this blogging thing. Seems like two seconds pass and another week’s gone by. I was going to post something this weekend, but I was madly trying to finish up Dead Heat (one … 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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1/1/11

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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And so This is Christmas

In the interest of at least attempting to archive another holiday experience, I present you with some random ramblings. This has been a weird Christmas season for me, and I’m not exactly sure why. I’ve heard a lot of people … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings

After reading an article about how to draft a holiday letter, then hearing a friend complain about one she’d received that was full of gloom and doom, my husband and I decided to try our hand at it. For those … Continue reading

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