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Adoption Jitters

Shelter Dog
Photo Caption: Arcaion

For many dogs, the animal shelter is the only place they have found a measure of acceptance, comfort, and stability. The car ride that will be such fun later was a worrisome thing today as you drove away from the place he felt safe. He has no idea what's in store for him next.

The Holy Grail of Writing

The Holy Grail of Writing

What's your favorite novel writing application? After decades of writing, and several misfires, I have finally found mine. In fact, these days I have an arsenal of writing aids, but one in particular is special for creative work.

How Fresh 'Tis After Morning Rain

swans flying
photo credit: hansbenn

How fresh ‘tis after morning rain!
Re-creation of new day.
The storm has passed and washed the stain
Of yesterday away.

The Snowflake Method:
Turning Mountains to Molehills

snowflake panorama
photo credit:Geralt

"Oh no! Not snow. It's spring!"
"Hold on. This isn't about bad weather It's about good writing!"

Indoor Dryer Vents

Frosty Clothespins

On a day like yesterday, I am thankful for my electric dryer. While doing my laundry yesterday, I wondered if you knew about the indoor dryer vent.

Until the Time

beach walk

photo credit: Sasin Tipchai

I think the tears at last are gone …

Until the time I love again.



Where Are You Now

boys playing in a creek
photo credit: Sasin Tipchai

In Memory of Lance Paquette || September 5, 1975 - April 1, 1997
My sweet dark eyed boy tell me.
Where are you now?

Lame English:
Buzzwords, Cliches, & Crutch Words

Many words start life in the well-defined folds of the Oxford or the Merriam-Webster dictionary. In time overwork and abuse corrupt their meaning.
These are buzzwords, cliches, and crutch words.

Wasp

photo credit : Christel

It Would Be So Easy

Parenting is tough. Even when you don't have the answers, you have to pretend that you do.

Photo Credit: Ken Treloar

Baby and the Goldfish

Siamese

One day after work, I came home to see Baby sitting on the table, looking into the Aquarium. As I walked into the living room, I could see that the carpet was soaked. My heart sank. I was oblivious to the mess because I was sure the fish was a goner.

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