Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thankful for no Significant Ruh-rohs

Normally on this blog each week, I write about a theme I’ve used in one of my stories. Sometimes I write about relationships or destructive behavior I’ve explored in a story. But this week, since it is Thanksgiving week, I … Continue reading

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No Matter How You Try, You Can Never Go Back

Last year, my husband and I had this crazy idea that we would go to Europe for summer vacation. We wanted to visit several cities, mostly in Spain, and we wanted to take our child along. I studied in Spain … Continue reading

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Correctly Naming the Problem

Sometimes it’s difficult to speak honestly about one’s challenges. Recently, I attended a conference at school with one of my child’s teachers. She said that said child is doing very well academically. Assignments are handed in on time and usually … Continue reading

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Spending Quality Time With Those Troublesome Characters

Recently I have had a problem as I continue to write my first draft a novel I hope to put out in late Spring of 2012. Currently I am on page 220 or so, and I would say I probably … Continue reading

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