Category Archives: Thursday Morning Coffee Blog

THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE BLOG – Freya, the Force of Chaos

If you walked through my house right now, you might wonder why there’s mulch on the living room carpet and why do I have a basket of dirty laundry on the kitchen counter. There are reasons for these things, and … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE BLOG – Time Is Relative

You might have noticed that my “morning coffee blog” doesn’t come out in the morning. Usually I write it in the morning – despite my best intentions, life gets in the way. But there are reasons. REASONS, not excuses. Some … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Hyphenate everything? CMoS woes.

Vive la resistance! Raise your erasers and fight CMoS’s insane, promiscuous propagation of no-longer-needed (or, “no longer needed”) hyphens! Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE BLOG – Party Hangover

Ugh. I need to get moving, folks. And it’s not easy. Before last weekend, I was humming at a productive pace despite having been sick. Then relatives and friends started showing up from far away (Czech Republic, Florida, Virginia, Maryland … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Freelance discipline: Don’t let your hobby horses carry you away!

Freelancing offers unstructured time to pursue enviable hobbies – but make sure to balance those by trading for scheduled fun to get your work done. Be a harder boss. Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE BLOG – Farting and Spiritual Alignment

Some things are just not in done in public, except then it just happens and you scramble to regain your sense of center. Especially when it happens while you’re sparring with a formidable opponent during his brown belt test, and … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – “Kitchen Interrogations” – Free story

You can find Cancelled Czech Files 1: “On the Run”, here: http://www.amazon.com/Run-Cancelled-Czech-Files-ebook/dp/B00T0UPKCY/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429184871&sr=1-5&keywords=kate+pavelle The kitchen chair dug into my knees as I leaned the chin in my hands, elbows on the table. I was within snatching distance of a bowl of … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE BLOG – Fall into your cut. Control gravity.

Frank raised his sword and cut at my forehead. I got out of the way, unscathed, feet whispering against the carpet. I cut his wrist. We did it again. I got this, I thought, catching my reflection in the mirror. … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE BLOG – What to write next? – A POLL

I’m few hours from finishing a book. What to write next? I know I have some novels waiting for me, and that’s okay because I’m eager to get going on them. However, I’d like to write a short story as … Continue reading

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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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