Category Archives: personal experience

THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Snowflake Cookies, recipe included.

I’m flooded with requests for both recipes and technique in response to my snowflake cookie photo. People, if you can dedicate 3-4 evenings to cooking and decorating, have a blast! We do one batch every year. That’s all you need … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Hire an Arsonist…

I’m so glad I pitched the tent last night, because there’s jack frost on the ground today and the ground is getting hard with frost. It’s not pretty out, just cold. And I need a tent – two tents, actually. … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – scary can be good.

Growth hurts. Pushing outside my boundaries twists my brain and wrenches my gut and I just gasp and close my eyes and try to get some oxygen. Just one big, clean breath of fresh air before I throw up from … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Tough old crones

We have dozens of male action heroes. Strapping young men with defined muscles, chiseled jaws, and just a bit of fashionable scruff on their faces. We have a number of old men, too –  their experince and cunning outweighs their … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – replicating European lifestyle

Travel has meant weight gain for me. Airport or car junk food, special treats, visits punctuated by open-face sandwiches and wine and cake. Not this time, though. A week in Prague and London left me five (5!!!) pounds lighter than … Continue reading

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Travel Post – leaving London

Row on row the poppies grow around the Tower of London, people. If you’re there, or will be there before the Armistice Day, take the time to go see this extraordinary art installation. You can buy a poppy for 25 … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Small world, or karma?

My 13-year-old daughter started training at a local aikido school. As I was signing the waiver, the head teacher’s name, written out in full for the first time, caught my attention: “Ruriko Harris (Masutani).” I knew that name. A flood … Continue reading

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My character’s backstory, my backstory… Zipper Fall peek

This blogpost is dedicated to my cousin Misha, who is celebrating her 29th birthday again. We all know that a character is like an iceberg, and the reader sees only the tip of it, right? What the reader doesn’t see … Continue reading

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