Month: May 2018

Delusions of Grandeur

Are you a musical virtuoso or a shower-only crooner? Even if we don’t know flats from sharps, we recognize the difference between ear-pleasing tones and sour notes. Many people consider their singing voices to be, let’s say, more harmonious than they sound. Sure, we could improve. We could put in a little extra practice on …

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a cup of coffee and a notebook

The Write Habit

As a stay-at-home person, I maintain a to-do list in my brain. I update it as new things pop up to be done. Unlike someone with a “real” job, I don’t ever get away from the office. I’m here twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. (Okay, I do get out occasionally, but you …

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A Work in Progress

Breaking news…the rewrite of my novel isn’t completed yet. That’s not the announcement I expected to make at this point. I hoped to be further along in the process, but my progress has been painstakingly slow. I recently read the book Finished, Give Yourself the Gift of Done, by Jon Acuff. If you read my …

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Troll

Trolls

If you look for a troll in Seattle, you’ll find a statue by Steve Badanes under the Fremont bridge. It attracts tourists, ride-share bikes, and other random/weird photo props. Want a look? Check it out here. Fun, right? Internet trolls are not fun. Sometimes I’m shocked by the negative comments that pop up on the …

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flowering plants at the Seattle Center

Yea for May!

This year Seattle recorded the third wettest April on record. It rained, rained again, and then rained some more. BLAH! Anytime I stepped outdoors, I got drenched. Finally, May has arrived. We have sunnier skies, longer days, and luscious spring blossoms. The Alaska cruise ships have begun their northern migrations. If you can’t tell it’s …

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Break a Leg!

I’ve joined the theater. You can find me at select Seattle Repertory Theater performances this season. I’ll set the scene. Imagine you enter the auditorium, find your seat, browse the program, and settle in for a couple hours of live entertainment. The lights come up, the actors appear, and you join them on a dramatic, …

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