Monthly Archives: December 2013

Look Forwards, Look Backwards, Janus

The month of January was named for the Roman god, Janus, the god of beginnings, transitions, endings, passages and doors. He is pictured with two faces, looking forwards towards where he’s going and backwards to where he’s been.

As we stand on the eve of the New Year, looking forwards into January of 2014, we’d do well to follow Janus’ example. Continue reading

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The First Line, per Steinbeck (Inspiration)

“I suffer as always from the fear of putting down the first line.”

John Steinbeck Continue reading

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What Would You Do…? (Dream Big…)

…are we dreaming big enough?.. Continue reading

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Book Stores Still Rock!

Ebooks are great, but it warms the cockles of my heart to see that physical books are alive and well.

Shopping online is also a great thing, but I’m delighted to see actual bookstores also doing well… Continue reading

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In the Still of the Night…

Staying up very late (or very early if you prefer) to complete a Christmas present for  someone I love. It’s funny how, as the world goes to sleep and you’re the only one awake for miles and miles, how the … Continue reading

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Shopping for Writers?…

Still finishing your holiday shopping? Got any writers on your list? Then check out this great article by Betsy Mikel 22 Gifts for Writers…. and jingle all the way… Catherine Kane 12/24/13 For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in … Continue reading

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Reading or Writing, per Stout (Inspiration)

“I still can’t decide which is more fun- reading or writing.”

Rex Stout Continue reading

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A Gift of Peaceful Minutes

For a lot of us, it’s the last dash until the holidays with too many good things to be done and not enough time to do them all.

It’s too easy to “shop til you drop”; but in the holiday season, it’s also important to remember to take care of ourselves as well

So, while you’re baking or wrapping or checking things off your life, here’s a little gift for you- a gift of five and a half peaceful minutes. … Continue reading

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Last Minute Shopping?…

… well, here’s an article on cool gifts for readers (and writers…)

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…Use the Things You Know…

…So, anyway, I was limping along on my daily rounds the other day and the pain and the crankiness in my knees got worse and worse until I finally had to stop, sit down and take a break… Continue reading

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