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Substance Over Style – Improving Art

We all have flaws, whether we want to admit them or not. Some of us become very good and dancing around those holes in our skills or characters. We might even be fleet-footed enough to turn that dancing into something... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo – Mid-month Update

For those of you who might not know, I regularly participate in the worldwide movement known as National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: write 50,000 words in 30 days. The rules: no starting the story before Nov. 1, take care... Continue Reading →

Preparing for NaNo

It's that time of year, my people. The leaves are pretty colors. There is orange everywhere. Everything is pumpkin spice flavors. NaNoWriMo is on the air. You can feel the tremors rumbling through the internet as a hoard of authors... Continue Reading →

Emerging from Nothing – a Genealogy Story

I have to say there is something incredibly rewarding with helping someone start on their family tree. I've watched and participated in helping a few beginners to the world of genealogy, and these newcomers have taught me a few lessons. To... Continue Reading →

Finite Multitudes

via Daily Prompt: Finite This is a good time of year to contemplate things. Autumn comes early in the mountains, and it is always a time of endings and beginnings for me. It's the end of the business season with... Continue Reading →

Wonder as I Wander

I saw the ad in a magazine. “We are meant to wander in wonder” was printed in neat yellow type on a blue Colorado sky. “Come to life @ Colorado”, they encouraged. Well, I can tell you a thing or... Continue Reading →

Beautiful People #25 – June 2017

Paper Fury is out with another Beautiful People post this month, and here I am doing a post on Godric Dorial - my 1000+-year-old Viking, former amnesiac, odd fellow. He's seen a lot, experienced even more, and felt enough for... Continue Reading →

Writing A Lost Character

via Daily Prompt: Unmoored Today's word-of-the-day prompt was 'unmoored'. What a lovely word. It immediately captured my imagination. I wondered how I could possibly post about the foggy, poetic state of mind it immediately put my sleepy little brain in.... Continue Reading →

Swedish Settlers – A Genealogy Story

I recently got my DNA tested by the MyHeritage.com folks, and they failed to mention that testing a girl (XX chromosome) yields less information that testing a boy (XY chromosome). It took me a while to piece together on my... Continue Reading →

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