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Reiterating a quick disclaimer…

Because it’s 2013, and it had just occurred to me that this blog now is coming up on its fourth birthday, and also because my readership has grown, I feel that I should lay down a little something....

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History’s Mystery.

Fresh off the presses in England: the last Plantagenet king, Richard III, has been finally found. Pardon me, but I have to pick up my jaw from the ground. This is absolutely stupendous, in terms of the...

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Rainy Days

From a prompts page: How do rainy days make you feel? How funny that I should write this while it’s sunny outside and NYC is staring down the barrel of snow tomorrow. Rainy days. They keep me inside,...

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On Regrets

What was the worst mistake or decision you have ever made in life?  What could you have done differently? An interesting topic for a writing prompt, and one that requires a good bit of thinking. We all...

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On Relationships – and why I refuse to start one.

I juct came across a piece of commentary on Facebook that was so incredibly well-put as to why people are and remain single that I have to 1. share it, and 2. sound off on it. Michael Baisden...

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On Making Changes

Owing to some events at home, I have found myself face-to-face with the possibility that I will have to make a change in my life yet again. You guys know me. I’m a stalwart when it comes to things. Few...

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Game-Changers

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? I have two. And I'll tell you all about them. Continue reading →

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Childfree

Some time ago, I made a decision to never have children. Being 28, single, and not looking, I started getting a bit more flak than usual for it. It got me thinking and writing about my decision to go...

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Ends, Means, and In Betweens

You may’ve heard it asked aplenty. “Do the ends justify the means?” Now I’ll ask you the same question that my character, Kataria, is facing: which means will justify your end? This is actually the...

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On the new Supreme Court ruling.

Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act has been struck down. I never thought I'd say this, but sometimes I truly hate knowing history. Continue reading →

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On “Settling” and Expectations

When I woke one fine morning last week, I knew that I had a thought or two, or twenty, about a people topic. You know I’ve gone there when I waxed personal on Michael Baisden’s relationship commentary....

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Movie 1? Script 1? Hey. Why not?

Releasing a screenplay as a book. Hey...why not? Continue reading →

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A Whole New Different Project (and question for my folks)

My favorite book is a 53-year-old story about a time and place in history. I think I'd like to translate it. Now, how would I go about doing that? Continue reading →

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Writing prompt again/Character Growth

From the NaNoWriMo facebook group: One of your characters has just achieved the victory they’ve been working towards. Flashbulbs go off, reporters flood in, all clamoring to know, “You just did what no...

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It’s November 1st. Do you know where your author is?

If you’re reading this now, there’s a pretty solid chance that you may want to wish me a bon voyage.  My plane is doing the pre-wheels up routine and is taxiing away from the gate, taking me onto yet...

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CD Review: Marqueal R. Jordan’s Catalyst

I will preface this review by saying that while yes, Marqueal is a longtime friend thanks to Capital Jazz Cruises, you guys should know by now that knowing me doesn’t give anyone any special perks. In...

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Thoughts on NaNoWriMo

At 50,349 I claimed my eighth win in a row. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, this is your reference: http://www.nanowrimo.org And those of you who do: before you give me a shout of huzzah,...

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Apparently, Michael Baisden and I share a brain.

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot out of Michael Baisden. After seeing his commentary on relationships, which greatly echoed my own opinion on the subject, I decided to read his latest book, Raise Your...

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New Year, again

It fees like I was making this post just a couple of weeks ago. It just goes to show you that time waits for no one, and the older we get – and the more mired we get, accordingly – … Continue reading →

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Staying Warm

Polar vortex is the media adapted term for “really severe cold snap”. I won’t get into that though, but fact is this: we’re getting a taste of the new normal. Yes, it is thanks to global warming, on...

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