Stuffitis Anonymous

Stuffitis Anonymous

Stuffitis Anonymous

On reducing stuffitis: “Immaculate and modest living are the planes on which we can rise over our established life and its temporary existence.”  KIM SMITH It has been quite a while since I posted about my lifestyle reboot. It’s because it has been put on hold for some time. First, winter prevented my getting much done, and then my hubby’s illness took front stage. But that desire to turn this bird (that I call life) around has recently begun to plague me once again. Why, you ask? Well, it’s simple really. A basic minimum of  belongings is freeing. I once

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The day after the fourth of July

The day after the fourth of July

It’s July Fifth, feels a lot like Monday, and hot out. The air is a sticky gray, and I somehow made it to work. I can’t even remember dressing in the bathroom. I swore when I left my house that I was going to be careful because driving while barely awake is dangerous. With the days’s food piled in my lunchbag, I walked inside the building. It was hopeless, and I was in sandals. The elevator was too empty to bear, never mind keep awake in; I didn’t even have head space because of sleep deprivation… I leaned against the

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Vacations: don’t forget the others

Vacations: don’t forget the others

Summer is here and everyone is traveling. At least, that is how it feels to me. Yes, this is a whiny, self-indulgent post about my life and how it is not turning out quite as I had so strangely prepared. If you do not want to read about my efforts at self-deprecation, you might want to click on the little “x” now. So…as I was saying before I rudely interrupted myself… Everyone is traveling to a vacation place. Some with kids, some with dogs, some with other baggage. I used to do that. Before cancer took over the driver’s side

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Boost your book sales, get readers

Boost your book sales, get readers

We are writers. We have talent. And of that talent, there are many facets. One such facet of our talents, when honed to a fine point, will give you a significant edge that will result in better book sales. And this talent will increase your awareness of what readers want,  and give you assertiveness that very few people have. This talent is something that very few writers can perform, and most of them don’t even want to try. And the really interesting thing is: you have an advantage on EVERY OTHER WRITER when you unleash this talent. WHAT IS THIS

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Dreams of glory and why you can have it

Dreams of glory and why you can have it

Everyone you meet seems to be following their dreams and “doing” something that “fulfills” them. Many are writing their memoirs, or a novel, or a book of poems. Dreams of being an artist, a musician or writer abound! It’s wonderful, really. I mean, it was that very chase to something to make me feel fullfilled that lead to my first book. I sure wouldn’t fault anyone for doing such a thing. But there are many out there who are afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone. They are afraid to succeed many times, I think. And even more fear

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