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Autumn by Anna Paddock
My incredibly gifted friend Anna Paddock is the first ever guest blogger on this site.  I am so excited and honored to house her work here today.   "The fall equinox is only a few days away.  Autumn is usually a sad season for me.  I get anxious to jump fro...

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A Ward Wedding Toast...Two weeks later
            I discovered a pretty surprising fact two weeks ago today.  It’s still fresh but I think I’m ready to write about it…  I am not good at wedding speeches.  It’s bit embarrassing to tell the truth.  In case you were unaware, I TAUGHT public speaki...

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Birthdays for days
Confession:     I have spent the last 5 week and 72 hours trying to capture my kids in an Instagram worthy pose for their consecultive birthdays.  God in his wisdom and knowledge knew that I fear and tremble about birthdays; the parties, the presents, the c...

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Delicious Dichotomy
This month, I had the honor of writing for the House and Home issue of The Prodigal Chair. ( http://www.prodigalschair.com  ) The name of the piece is "Delicious Dichotomy."  It s about  many things, including but not limited to: Which I love and highly rec...

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Through the Eyes of Grief
Thank goodness for the Writer's Collaborative in my city otherwise I might never get words down on paper. Our leader gave us a prompt called: "Sweet And Sour" Her instructions were to: Describe briefly a lake or a backcountry mountain trail (in other words,...

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Animated Kiss
One of the most enjoyable parts of raising children is reliving what have become mundane everyday events as exciting “firsts.”  I remember a friend telling me how awesome it was the first time her son saw a dog.  I mean, yeah, dogs are crazy creatures and s...

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Bad Mom
Prompt #1 from The Writing Collaborative "Word Choice: One Syllable Words Write a response (fiction, nonfiction, a scene, a description of a person or place, ect.) that is roughly 500 words and is made up of ONLY  one syllable words. This exercise highlight...

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Writing Update
Here is a letter I wrote to my friend a few days ago.  As I was writing I felt like I was writing to everyone who reads this blog, so I decided to post it.   Hey--      So it has been entirely too long since we talked!  We need to catch up.      No word on ...

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Hold My Hand! Actually, Please Don’t By Jane Dietrich
Our blogger this week is my sister, the sculptor,  writer and one of my favorite guests on this blog (and in real life:) Check out more of her work at   www.janedietrichart.com ---------------------------------- I’m walking along the sidewalk hand in hand w...

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Heartland
I have this problem.  Well, my husband sees it as a problem...I see it more as a strength but... it can be a problem.   I put myself in whatever book, movie or TV show I happen to be watching.  Hence, I may get a little too attached to the characters.   So ...
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