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Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Last month, my mother sent me the Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. It is not unusual for my mother to share books with me, but I am pretty certain that in this case she had an ulterior motive. You see, my mother thinks that I am an amazing writer and that I should be […]

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Countdown to 50 Update: 25% Accomplished

To celebrate turning 50, I set a goal to work out 100 days in a row. I thought that Countdown to 50 was one of my more inspired goals: Bold, Challenging! Exciting! I imagined myself sweating through November, December, January and February with a smile on my face and a pep in my step. Well, there […]

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NaNoWriMo 2015- I Did The Damn Thing!

Yesterday, I wrote 10,000+ words to “win” NaNoWriMo. I have faced my fair share of deadlines, and I have pulled a couple of all-nighters (long ago), but I have never written 10,000 words of fiction in one day. That madness was hard! Not only did I have to do the actual work of creating a story […]

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Overwhelmed? Join the Club!

I have to admit that I am feeling pretty overwhelmed right now. Despite some very excellent advice (if I do say so myself) on finding time to write, I am VERY behind on the NaNoWriMo timeline. Tens of thousands of words behind. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing MONTH. To “win” NaNoWriMo, one must write […]

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Countdown to 50! 100 Days of Workouts!

I can’t believe it. In 101 days, I will be 50 years old (God willing). Many of my friends have already reached this milestone, and they seem to be as awesome as ever, but it’s a whole ‘nother thing when it’s happening to you. I don’t think anything is really going to change when I […]

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Book Report: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes (Coming Soon)

For the last few thousand years months, I have been trying to curb my spending and not buy, buy, buy. One of the easiest ways to stay out of trouble is to stay off of Amazon.com. That prime membership and one-day delivery makes it too easy to indulge, you know? So, imagine my surprise the […]

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Black Poetry: Homage To My Hips by Lucille Clifton

Black Poetry: Homage To My Hips by Lucille Clifton   All week long I’ve felt like a bull in a china shop- crashing into others’ expectations, rules and stereotypes. It took some black poetry to remind me that I have always needed space to “do me.” And, that’s ok. ♥ homage to my hips these […]