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When the Gallbladder Attacks!

For some reason, this title reminds me of a 1950s B movie. That made me laugh. What happened (again) last week—not so much. First off, a brief history. Back in 2001, I suffered a gallbladder attack. Based on recent comparison, it was relatively mild. When I say relatively mild, in terms of a gallbladder attack, […]

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SXSWi Revisited

SXSWi 2011 was the first time I purchased a badge for the entire event. We’ve had trade show space over the years. I’ve always piggy backed (with a free badge) on the day my husband speaks. I even did a year where I only participated in the badgeless or “free stuff” as they call it; […]

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Back By Popular Demand…

Building a Raised-Bed Vegetable Garden (originally published January 2008) Yes, we all know that we need to eat better. The problem, for me at least, lies with the availability of fresh produce. It isn’t just that I don’t want to eat lettuce that has been trucked into town from 1100 miles away (or shipped from […]

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Crocheted Lap Afghan

After many years of wanting to but stalling, I’ve finally returned to crochet, with one big twist. I’m actually learning it properly this time. Let me explain. Many decades ago, as a young girl, my grandmother crocheted, among her many talents. Grammer, as I called her, knit, crocheted, sewed, even quilted and embroidered some; you […]

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Embracing Revisions

I learned a hard lesson by writing my first novel. For starters, you learn quickly that what feels like a good flow when you are doing the actual writing may not work at all when reading it back; even less when you read it aloud. I tried reading my novel out loud recently. I stopped […]

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