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Smile for the Camera!

Braved a Detroit snow storm to attend the wedding of my best friend from college. I could just leave it at that and not make this a melancholy post. 216 more words

Rock Kitaro

A kick to the gut, literally

Before I start this post I ask that you don’t judge and/or tell me to call the police. Calling the police could possibly affect the hubby’s retirement. 576 more words

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Behind the Scenes with Memoir Author and Coach Patti M. Hall

Today I have invited back Patti M. Hall to speak with us about memoir and her experiences with writing, coaching, and finding representation. For each of us there are differences and similarities in our journeys but regardless of how we move forward with what we offer to the writing/reading community, we are bound to learn from each other. 1,650 more words


accepting a disorder (1/?)

(This got really long somehow.  Blame it on being in the mindset of writing final papers.)

I was thirteen when I had my first seizure, then none again until 2008.   564 more words

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In my bed

That is exactly where I’ve been since everyone woke up at 0800.

I’ve played on my phone, helped plan the children’s Christmas party for the hubby’s squadron. 80 more words

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Joseph and Matt

I need to remember that the next time I meet someone new, to not do shit for them. Yes, I will be a normal nice person, but the moment they try to tell me anything about themselves I need to tell them to politely shut up and leave me out of it. 854 more words

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Art meets art lovers in colourful celebrations

All roads led to the National Museum of Kenya in the last two days where the Somali Heritage Week is ongoing. The event — the first of its kind here in Kenya hosted by Heinrich Boll Stiftung and Awjaama Omar Cultural Research and reading Centre — brought together different Kenyans of different background but mostly of Somali origins. 504 more words

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