Monthly Archives: May 2014

THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Working Conditions

  “I cannot work under these conditions.” Kids screaming, dog barking, phone ringing. And, worst of all, the flowers on the windowsill are well into their zombie mode. We all have our little rituals. They tell us that we can … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Permission to fail

If learning something new makes you uncomfortable, you’re doing it right. That sense of off-balance discomfort should tell you that you have ventured outside of your old comfort zone. You’re not in your old groove – instead, you’re trying to … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Writing Unplugged

I’m doing it! My creative writing is now done on my old laptop. Why? Two year back, I reconfigured its hard drive and loaded OS software on a laptop so heavy you could use it as a door-stopper. Yet I … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – The Dreaded “-ly Adverbs”

I got my first laptop ten years ago. That’s when I started writing. It was a very serious novel, and I had to get all the parts just right the first time around. (Are you laughing?? Geez.) Anyhow, I made … Continue reading

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Scam alert: Exactly how stupid do they think I am?

Exactly how stupid do they think I am?. I’ve seen this too – and it never hurts to be aware of what’s new in the cyber underworlds. Note they said “usps.com.” It should have been a .gov address.  

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TUESDAY MORNING COFFEE – The Return Key

  Imagine being on the scenic Oregon coast. Surf is crashing in the background, spring trees are blooming. Flowers that you’d expect in bloom come summer or even fall are full of color regardless of the date on the calendar. … Continue reading

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