When Not Planning Is a Good Thing

Jackson Square

Some people plan their vacations. They research every hotel, restaurant and flight. They read reviews of every activity and plan their trip to the minute. Can’t do it. That seems too much like work. This…

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Let it Go

Cat sleeping on box

So many of life’s adventures involving letting go. Letting go of things I’d really rather cling to. But something odd happens when I let go. I find freedom. Let Go of Stuff Sometimes I look…

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Seven Ways to Get the Most From Your Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter

Hiring a ghostwriter can be one of the best decisions you ever made. Then again, it can become a horrifying experience, for both of you. Your ghostwriter speaks for you, putting your ideas out there,…

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Victory at Last

Two chimney cakes

Last summer, while attempting to entertain my middle grandson, I convinced him to try an experiment. We were going to make a cake over the barbecue. I’d seen a video that made it look so…

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The Eternal Maid of Honor

Bridesmaid with bouquet

Never a bride, always a bridesmaid. Never the star, always a supporting role. Ever notice how some people always end up in second place? In the also ran category? No matter what they do, they…

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Before Starting An Adventure

Surfing adventure

Travel is one of my favorite adventures, and i’ve been known to not let a little things like civil wars, coups or riots from keep me from such destinations as El Salvador, Cambodia or Nepal….

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Fantasy, Light and Dark

Man riding dragon

Continuing on my exploration of classic fantasy, I found four fabulous reads. Some are dark, others light. All compelling, intriguing adventures. (Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I get…

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Relentless Pursuit by Fearsome Foes

Scary Woods

  Or, a familiar story told a different way. We covered ground as fast as we could, fleeing those who sought our blood. What started as an innocent trek through the forest had turned into…

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Attack of the Mosquitoes

Trail in Newport State Park

  How to entertain a 16-year-old? That’s the question that faced me last summer. Middle Grandson had come to visit, and I determined to make sure he enjoyed himself. One sunny morning we decided a…

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Falling Down to the Stars


In the spirit of not passing up an adventure, I entered The Write Practice’s Fall Writing Contest. Even though writing short stories is tough for me. Maybe my mind is just too complicated (or I…

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