Monthly Archives: November 2009

MyFamily/HisFamily = Happy Thanksgiving

My Family: likes their eggnog on Thanksgiving and College Football is the entertainment. My mom thinks she is Martha Stewart and insist the kids eat off fine china even though one of them breaks a piece each year (sometimes two). My dad makes casseroles and fancy dishes that he has seen on the Food Network and my kids pick at it all and eat a large slice of pie. It’s an exclusive event where only …

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Have you found your Mouse?

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”—Walt Disney I opened my monthly Disney news letter (yes I get one and yes I am a Disney nut) this morning and read that today marks Mickey Mouse’s birthday. It was today in 1928 that Steamboat Willie debuted. Walt Disney found the one thing that he would build his dream on and he made it …

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An unexpected Epiphany!

This morning began like most mornings do. I got up, fed kids, dressed kids, took kids to school while dancing in our seats to Miley Cyrus Party in the U.S.A, sang loudly and off key, drank my eggnog latte, listened to my kids fight over who gets to sit in the middle seats while we sit in car line (a form of hell designed to torture parents), you know basically an ordinary morning. Then something …

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This morning I am sitting alone drinking coffee and listening to the conversations around me as I check my email, Twitter, and Facebook. I am of the opininion that sitting alone in coffee shops does wonders for a writers creativity. The things people talk about loudly for all the world to hear often times hold stories that can spark the best ideas. I never leave home without a small journal and a pen because I …

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Liars, Farters, and Movie Watchers

I am almost positive in my assumption that all writers love a good bookstore. It’s somewhere I can get lost in for hours. It would sound great if I went on about how much I loved finding new voices and stories that inspire me. However, alas, this is not necessarily the case. Sure I love studying the publishers and what is hot with them at the moment and yes I do like to find new …

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