Unreal Photos

Enthralled with the ideal, we carefully frame our photos to match expectations, to match what we know we should see and should experience. During a cruise over the top of the world, we learned that even in July, the Arctic Circle is pretty cold and gray.   Okay, freezing, rainy and snowy (I didn’t think…

Brochure of the Arctic Circle

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Find the time to write

We live in a time packed with irresistible time vampires who either sneak around at night and suck the life out of us, or glitter seductively in the sunlight and lure us away from our daily work. To write, both your story or your book, or your NaNoWriMo project, you must string together the garlic, make a…

How to write, your Story

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Who is allowed to be funny?

At a recent workshop, I was asked about humor, how to be funny.  I regaled the group with stories about American female humorists with the caveat that I had not written the book on humorists.  Then realized, hey, I  but DID write my Master’s Thesis on them.  Why not share a bit about the history…

Who is funny?

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Miss Behaved Life in a Houzz

For two years Miss Behaved appeared in a local paper – I know, a real paper.  Now I want to periodically share some of her here in my blog. Spoiler Alert:  You will learn nothing. Dear Miss Behaved, All I want is to experience just one evening where my husband stands on a freshly waxed…

torn up back patio

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The History of Funny Women

At a recent workshop, I was asked about humor, how to be funny.  I regaled the group with stories about American female humorists with the caveat that I had not written the book on humorists.  Then realized, hey, I  but DID write my Master’s Thesis on them.  Why not share a bit about the history…

American Women Humorists

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