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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Procrastination Day

Some mornings I wake up bursting with creative ideas. Snippets of first lines, snappy runs of dialogue, and scintillating short story ideas vie for attention. I fire up my laptop and pound away on the keyboard. Today is NOT one of those days. I don’t know why. I only know, I DON’T WANT TO. I …

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