Snow Day

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                        So, the Blizzard of 2015 turned out to be the Blizzzzzznnnn... Not the predicted Snowmageddon, but normal-for-winter, pretty snowfall. Still, with transit systems shut down and a … [Read more...]

Creativity Boost: Danny Gregory’s New Book, Art Before Breakfast

art before breakfast

Whether you're a writer or an artist or a potter or any sort of creative type, chances are that, from time to time, your creativity will feel a little like a slightly deflated football. (Analogy ripped from the headlines!) So, what then? A creativity boost, that's what. Creativity boosts are … [Read more...]

Creativity Cheerleader: Your Project Plan for 2015

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                      Happy new year! Is this the year you've promised yourself and taken a pinky swear that you'll start writing your novel? Or start drawing that graphic novel, or painting, or any other type of … [Read more...]

The Year in Review

Norman as we met him at the Bideawee. Yes, he's wearing a Santa sweater, because he had to get a shelter shave.

On Facebook, my Friends are doing their year in review in photos. This made me think of what I've done this year, because sometimes I feel like I haven't accomplished anything. Time to make ye olde annual list! 1. I made an app. Like many writers--and people who sit all day--I was scared by the … [Read more...]

It’s time to Take A Yoga Break!

Open Your Heart dude face right

I'm sure you've heard all the bad news about the effects of sitting for 6 or more hours a day--weight gain, increased risk of diabetes and kidney disease, even shortened life span. As someone who has spent her career writing from a chair, as a senior editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, as the author … [Read more...]

Thought for the day. Every day.

this is your life

                                I'd find a new job before quitting, of course, but I'm the cautious type. The rest: Yes. … [Read more...]

Today’s Mantra

it's not too late

                      This is my thought for the day, and I'm sure The Hubbins will be pleased that I'm getting a lot of use out of the drawing tablet he gave me to do art for Take A Yoga Break (coming next … [Read more...]

Fabulous, Never Better: Selfie Portrait

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                                              Two projects I'm working on: First, growing old gracefully. As I … [Read more...]

Beautiful.

maya angelou

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“My Writing Process” Blog Tour: Like Partner Yoga, But Without the Wedgie

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One of my NBFs, Katana Collins, recently asked: What's your writing process? My response was, What's a writing process? Where can I get one, and will it make my butt look bigger? She wouldn't answer that last one because she's too sweet, but she did give me the chance to participate in an … [Read more...]