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Bueller Day: Washington, DC style

So my friend, Jackey, concocted this wild, impromptu idea last week to celebrate the expected fantastic weather: She would fly down from Buffalo, meet me at BWI, and we'd take the train into DC for a short day until she had to fly home. I fired back with a "sure, sounds awesome," but deep down, I hesitated. I'm not [...]

Yes, you read that correctly. 2015. Not 2016, seeing as how I'm still behind with just about every single aspect of my life. But I'm working on that and making major progress, which I'll chat about soon. And there's going to be changes here at my blog, but until then, I'm determined to get caught up with past [...]

Those who are familiar with The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron know about morning pages. From her website: "Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and [...]

Grease Live: The Event I’m so glad I watched

before the days of VHS and DVD's remember how back then, there were two ways to see a movie: At the theatre--the big one screeners, that is, not today's multiplexes, or on television. So when TV Guide listed a movie you'd like to see, you circled it and turned in early. Sometimes, the movie would be so special, [...]

September 2015 Goals

Ah, September. My favorite time of year! New pencils. Crisp, clean notebooks. Warm days and chilly nights where just a sweater will do. Fresh slates. Second chances. That rejuvenated urge to reinvent your life. We've had a chaotic but blessed summer. My son's orthognatic surgery was a complete success, (thank you God and Dr. Poshni,) and [...]

Friday Five: Five Awesome Books for Writers!

Seems like whenever the topic of favorite books for writers comes up, I always recommend Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II by James N. Frey and The Comic Toolbox by John Vorhaus because they're beyond amazing. And in every single list of "best books for writers," Stephen [...]