Tag Archives: writing

An Award Asks for Advice

This is not the post that I had planned on writing, and it probably isn’t the post I am expected to write. I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by View From The Back.  Please go check out the … Continue reading

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Doing Better Than Last Year

Last year was a good year for the blog. I doubled the number of views from the previous year.  This had been a nice trend for the first four years of the blog.  Sadly, unless this blog suddenly becomes major … Continue reading

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The Chair Chronicles

What led to this? Battered and scarred, and past your prime, definitely.  You’ve been put out to pasture to await your final resting heap. In my vision you were the chair upon which unread stories and chronicles were woven, rather … Continue reading

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Musings on Kerouac

I am reading another book on Jack Kerouac, this one called Jack’s Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee. The question I have for myself is why? It isn’t that I dislike the book.  … Continue reading

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Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the author of HeideBlog. She confessed that she sometimes turns these things down because they have a chain letter quality about them.  I hadn’t quite thought of it that way, … Continue reading

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Random Things

On my way to meet my friends, a woman approached me on the subway.  It was after traditional dinner time, so I probably shouldn’t fault her for being heavily intoxicated.  She claimed to be a biker, but that didn’t really … Continue reading

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A Little Mischief

According to my mother, I was not a bad child. As far as my teachers were concerned, I had a stubborn streak, was a little precocious, was rather defiant, and had a temper.  I guess mothers can see beyond all … Continue reading

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Setting New Goals, and a Thank You or Two.

Honestly, I wasn’t going to write this post on this particular subject, but it has been a less than stellar day of banking mishaps, missed work opportunities, and missed social opportunities on the subway, which if I was feeling better … Continue reading

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Blogging After Midnight

“Shouldn’t you be in bed?” or “It’s late.” or my perennial favourite, “You have to work tomorrow.” These are things I have heard when, rightly, I should be in bed but am fussing around with something.  In the past, these … Continue reading

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Three-Dimensional Triangles of Deliciousness

  So, no, I am not going to write about Instagram. I am not going to write about my own misunderstandings and misconceptions about it.  I am not going to write about frustration with technology.  That’s too negative and makes … Continue reading

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