Silence Be Damned

Last night, the US Senate silenced Elizabeth Warren, a woman, for reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King, another woman. The document was a couple of decades old, about Jeff Sessions, who is currently being considered for attorney general (a position recently held by a woman – one who was fired for speaking out …
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An Endless Quest

When a concept repeatedly crosses your radar, it may be the Universe trying to tell you something. (And for a wonderful look into that concept, watch Mr. Bill Nye.) Case in point – this came up four times in the last couple of weeks: when you share your work with others, and ask questions about that …
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Butt, Meet Chair

My road to Hell has to be the most comfy, beautiful, well-tended road in the history of ever. After all, it’s padded with the very best of intentions, all of which are refreshed often. Take my plans to write on a regular basis. I have an editorial calendar and it is speckled with intentions. They’re …
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Other Voices

I had a completely different idea for the First Blog Post of the New Year. It was going to be creative and inspiring and everything New Year posts are supposed to be. And then I read a couple of other blogs. So today is going to be show and tell at the Duck. (So much …
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Let it go

Are you singing now? I’m so sorry. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? November was an interesting month, in that Chinese curse kind of way. It was the Time of the NaNoWriMo. It was the US Election. It was a whole smattering of Other Things. I know I’m not the only one who felt it. …
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No Mas Pantalones

Tell me if this scenario feels at all familiar. On Friday, my boss asked me to write an email for him. There was a problem with a service we’d ordered and we were trying to clear up some miscommunication. I’ve written these kinds of messages before. They’re pretty straightforward. Explain the problem, explain where it …
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Perfidious Time

Post started. And deleted. Post restarted. And deleted. Post rerestarted. Aaaaaand… I knew this would happen. The moment I get everything together and sorted and planned, Life pops up and says , “Yeahhhhh no.” And suddenly all the happy plans go out the window, flapping on soft, pretty wings. That’s been my week. Nine to …
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