A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

How I Spent My Summer

It was a busy summer and I’m moving into an unusually busy fall. So grab hold of something while I run you through the wild ride of everything I’ve been working on — and some interesting personal side projects! The science fiction novel went through beta readers, revisions, proofreading and a title change! The current […]

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Meet Reggie: The Shaggy Little Distraction

Last Saturday we got another rescue dog. I’ve gotten no writing done this week (except for 750words.com which has all been about the dog). After some thought I named her Reggie because her personality reminded me of Audrey Hepburn’s character in Charade. 😀 At 8.5 pounds, she’s the smallest dog I’ve ever had. Age guestimate […]

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A Step Sideways From Reality

Today I feel like I’ve stepped sideways from reality. It’s a day of wet hair, and mismatched socks. A day of muddy dogs and a muddled mind. The rain has been…I started to say “nice”…but no, it has not been very nice to me. Sound and fury, signifying nothing, a misty rain that can be […]

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Malice Plant, Pop Culture, Pinterest!

Just a couple of quick notes you might want to look into…Over the weekend The Malice Plant picked up a recommendation on fellow author Bill Crider’s Pop Culture Blog. If you liked Malice you might like Bill’s books, too…and vice versa. 🙂 Also, I’ve got a Pinterest account now! I’ve started pinning and will be […]

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Muse Dog

My friends have already seen this: I posted it on my Facebook profile back in the fall…However this is a snapshot not of a particular day, but of most days and I thought I’d post it here as I settle down to write today with my muse-dog snuggled down beside me. 😀 This photo is […]

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Best of 2010 in <140

The first year I had this domain I pasted some of my tweets in occasionally. This has been a fairly eventful year for me as an author and musician, but what that’s meant in terms of tweets is fewer personal and poetic tweets. I thought about just posting those, but decided that if I’m going […]

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Triffids, Giant Ants & Me

Today is an absolutely beautiful day, a perfect day, unless, of course, the triffids that sprang up during the 2 weeks of rain kill me. Later… In discussing the weed situation with friends, we have run out of adjectives to describe what happens when over 14″ of rain falls in about 10 days onto invisible […]

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Dog-induced Daydreaming

I was just thinking how nice it is to feel soft fur on my toes. No, I don’t have furry toes! 😉 Dogs like to lay against me. Sometimes it’s on the furniture with me, but often they’ll sleep on the floor at my feet with some part of them against my bare foot, not […]

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Squirrels dancing in the trees

Squirrels are dancing in the oak trees, backyard rainmakers sending mini-showers down upon the dogs in the lull between summer thunderstorms.

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Dark Sky Thunder

“Time to take a break make a pot of tea, warm up some peach cobbler,” I think as I listen to the dark sky thunder, a few raindrops flung to the ground almost like an afterthought. Lightening all around me, thunder like bombs falling. “Safe as houses”: the old idiom pops into my mind as […]

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