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Christmas Tree

Crochet Pattern for Christmas Tree Ornament This cute little Christmas tree is super easy to make. I have made them in all sizes and colors. When I first started, I used traditional green for the tree, brown for the trunk and red for the tree stand. I would decorate the tree with beads as ornaments. […]

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Respect

In this day of informality, where everyone feels that they have a right to tell you their opinion, that somehow whatever it is you do is okay, and that personal responsibility is no longer a priority, we have lost respect. Respect is a word that is thrown around a lot. Some think  that everyone, no […]

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A day in the life

M ON S T E R S !

B Movies are my friends Originally written by me October 2107 I am a fan of those bad B-rated monster movies.  I love anything with monsters, zombies, dark and stormy nights, and so forth.  My particular favorites are giant any things, such as Gila Monsters, Bunnies, Spiders, Ants, crocodiles and the like.  I have loved […]

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Foundations

As a child, I remember hearing the saying “Don’t build your house upon the sand.” The saying is from the book of Matthew in the Bible. The verse tells you to build your house and faith on a strong foundation, such as a rock. Yet, as a child I was one who lived on an […]

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Velma Was Gay?

No, she was a cartoon I find Twitter awkward to use, but I do have accounts. I have some friends on Twitter so I try to keep up with it. Not very good at it. In their infinite wisdom, Twitter likes to send me random updates from people I don’t know. I guess they feel […]

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Tautology

Not a Fancy Name for Teasing As an author there are some things that I must watch out for in my writing. Repetition, characters who make no sense, and plot drift among other. Unintentionally saying the same thing twice in a different way in one sentence is called tautology. A tautology is an expression or […]

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Gatekeepers

Throughout history, Gatekeepers were an important part of society. Cities built walls around themselves to protect them from animals and enemies who would destroy the city. It was the Gatekeepers who were placed at the gates to protect the door who were the first line of defense for these towns and cities. In modern days […]

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Humility

Humility does not come easy to us humans or at least not to this human. It was a confusing concept for me to grasp in early sobriety. If I am being totally honest, even today, it can be a bit confusing. Being proud of your accomplishments is a good thing especially if they are genuinely […]

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Beta Readers

I saw this link on the Facebook page and went to read it. This article has excellent information on when to use Beta Reader advice and when to ignore it. I have not utilized many Beta Readers in my short career but I have used a few. My biggest issue is that I am a […]

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Out with Old

Sometimes we can get stuck in our ways. We feel comfortable performing the same tasks in the same way at the same time. It makes us feel in charge like we know what we are doing. Yet, sometimes the old ways are what keep us stuck in our ruts and problems. In order to get […]