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Summer’s last hurrah

With the last days of summer tugging at us to come out and play, we packed up the Airstream, loaded the kayak and bicycles, and hit the road for a camping getaway at Sequim Bay State Park. Our campsite peeked … Continue reading

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Return of my muse

It’s been a year and half hiatus since that elusive essence of inspiration left me. Yes, I’ve still been writing, but it’s been the stuff of business—news releases, marketing copy, product descriptions and blogs for clients. But it hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Perfection…or not

Not long ago when I was talking with my daughter I noticed a tattoo on her arm I hadn’t seen before. I couldn’t read the words so I asked her what they said. “Perfection is not the goal,” she answered. … Continue reading

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Remembering my mom on Memorial Day

Today is the anniversary of my mom’s passing. You wouldn’t think after 23 years, I’d still get weepy, but I do. Some years, like today, the anniversary date falls on Memorial Day. That seems to make it even more poignant … Continue reading

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Recent Writers Conferences

After spending the last two weekends at writers conferences (a different one on each weekend), I’m grateful for a weekend “off.” So yesterday I plunged into my garden, waging war with the weeds that were about to engulf all those … Continue reading

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Tofino beach walk

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Where Writers Write

Every writer has their own style and approach to writing. Many write first thing in the morning. Some late at night. Every single day. I’m not one of them. At least not for writing my novel. Until I get to … Continue reading

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Poignant Beauty on the Olympic Peninsula

It’s a spectacular day on the Olympic Peninsula, not a cloud in the sky and the snow-covered mountains look close enough to touch. This is a gorgeous place to call home any time, but a day like today is a … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2011

This is always a magical night for me. We celebrate with family and friends through music, singing and a giving spirit reflected in the gifting of presents, cooking and sharing delicious food. Throughout it all the focus is Love. More … Continue reading

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