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Fall color redux

Growing up in California, I don’t ever remember spectacular color in the fall.  But the trees imported from southeastern Asia that are now used as boulevard trees in San Jose (Northern California) are exceptionally colorful in what is now the fall season here.   161 more words


Character Arcs

It took me far too long to figure out what a character arc is. Simply put, it’s how the character changes during the story. They start at Point A and shift to Point D, hitting B and C somewhere in there. 1,354 more words


Because it’s close, comfortable, and everyone is always so helpful. I’ve been a nurse in the Rockford area for many years. After moving to Sycamore I was afraid because I didn’t know anything about this healthcare system or the physicians.

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Walking....and Spoons

The more you walk, the better you feel, the more relaxed you become, the more you sense, the better you think, the less mental clutter you accumulate. 

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Small table

Several years ago,  a friend who lives in an old farmhouse in rural Oxfordshire asked me to make a table to go in her sitting room. 375 more words