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Portrait of Fear

Last week my baby started first grade. Which means that from the hours of 9:00 to 3:30 each day, all of my children are now in school. 443 more words

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Monday's Portrait: Portrait of a Journal

I’ve kept a journal for as long as I can remember.  It’s a habit my mom started me on.  Sunday afternoons she would hand us each our hard back, blank-paged book, our name engraved on the front, and instruct us to write something about our week.  485 more words

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Monday's Portrait: Portrait of Time Well Spent

This afternoon I headed up to Sandy for my fourth consecutive summer as an attendee of the Writing and Illustrating for Young Reader’s Conference.  It is an excellent conference, with so many interesting, inspiring, and engaging writers who share their knowledge and experience with ‘pre-published’ writers like myself.  545 more words

Parenting

Monday's Portrait: Portrait of a Pep Talk

I decided to wake up at 6:30 this morning to work on my novel.  For the morning people out there that might not sound like a big deal, but for me this was a desperate measure.  341 more words

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Portrait of a Portal

I couldn’t call this “Monday’s Portrait” because Monday is over.  I have four more minutes before Tuesday is gone, too.  So I’ll be brief.  It has been very busy here.  250 more words

Parenting

Monday's Portrait: Portrait of a Legacy

Recently the librarian at my children’s elementary school displayed a bushy-bearded photo of Walt Whitman and challenged the older students to guess the poet. My fourth grader, stumped, came home and asked me if I know who it was. 437 more words

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Monday's Portrait: Portrait of a Dance

In last week’s post I promised more discussion about my failed attempt to finish my novel by January 24th.  Like I said, I’m happy with the way the revisions are going, but in February I wasn’t feeling quite so optimistic about it.  544 more words

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