Write it down, draw a picture of it, don’t ever let it go

Sandra Rios Balderrama shared this story on Facebook this week, so I decided to write about my own journals. WHY DIGITAL NOTE-TAKING WILL NEVER REPLACE THE PHYSICAL JOURNAL BRADFORD MORROW ON THE GENTLE ART OF NOTEBOOKING lithub.com I love my journal/sketchbooks. They’re like old friends and I visit them often. I write notes for stories in them. I draw pictures in them of things I see, or things I only imagine. I like to show them to people, but sometimes I write things that are private and I don’t want people to read it. In that case. I just write …

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Oh look! It’s Sunday and I haven’t written my blog yet!

But Sunday isn’t over and I am now going to write. It has been a difficult month, what with getting run over by my car and the subsequent physical issues, and I’ve really given myself a hard time about not getting any writing done. But I’ve gotten more done than I thought I had. I always do. Even if the words and pictures don’t always get down on paper, they’re always swirling around in my head. Head work is just as important as paper work. In my head I am working on multiple ideas. One of the characters I created …

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An Egotist Plagued by Self-Doubt

  I think a lot about myself, which is not to say I think a lot OF myself. Although I do – I think I’m a pretty OK person. I have faults just like everyone else. But I think a lot about who I am and what I am. I think about what I’ve said and how it affects other people. I wonder why I do the things I do and say the things I say. Why do I think the thoughts I think? I think about the things that fly out of my mouth that have offended or hurt others. …

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Just trying to figure the whole thing out…

This is a sketch of me called “Waiting For Crows.” Or, it could be called “Waiting For Me To Understand Technology.” For some reason my blog didn’t post today, so I’m just going to try another one. This post is not about anything, except my frustration with all this computer stuff. So I’m just going to post some random pictures. Maybe I’ll even mention that the WORLD’S GREATEST ANTHOLOGY is nearly to it’s goal of 100 stories by 100 authors. We still have 4 days and about 20 stories to go, last time I checked. But we beat the previous …

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This is a very rambling disjointed post, but it’s all I got.

Katsu   I think my mojo is back. It was on vacation in the Bahamas for a while. I let it go alone because I’d much rather go to a crisp, cool, mountain retreat than a sunny, warm beach. There is so much to do and the desire to do it has returned, but not necessarily the energy. My energy is currently exploring the  continent of Antarctica. Even without the energy, I’m pressing on. I’m currently dealing with elderly critters. Lily is in the other room growling and barking at her butt. We took her to the vet and had …

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The Birthday: A little late, but everyday is a new birthday.

The photos above: With Chris Estep at the Book Barn. He’s my own personal web designer. The second is with Lyn Meredith at Salsa’s Cantina. Ah, yes. I promised to tell you about my birthday. I went to work thinking I was working an 8 hour shift because so many people were off for graduations and honeymoons and seeing their husbands who had been deployed for 8 months. I had asked for the day off. I couldn’t be accommodated, so… I volunteered to work longer. Oh well. However… Another teacher said she would come in so I got to leave …

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No, this is not the post you were looking for.

Doc1 Yes, yes, I know I promised that this week there would be a review of Margarita Engle’s “Morningstar Horse.” I have two valid excuses for not following through with that promise. Excuse Number One: I am in the process of re-reading Morningstar Horse. I am reading slowly so as to savor the delicious imagery. Excuse Number Two: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Sixty Six years ago, at 4:05 in the afternoon, I entered this world. My life in the previous world had just gotten too messy. I escaped just in time. Sixty Six. My, what a long time. I’ve been around …

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It’s One of Those Weird Rambling Types of Days…

I’m supposed to write a blog today. If I don’t do it now, it will be late, and I don’t think I’ve been late yet. Although I try to post by Saturday afternoon, as long as it gets posted by Sunday evening, all is well. Looks like I may just be rambling for this week. Brian headed off for a six week stay in Ireland on April 19, so I’m on my own, which mostly means not cleaning up after myself and not eating right. Someone said “Oh, your husband’s gone – you won’t have to cook!” I explained that …

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Ramblings about numbers and phobias and wanting to know things.

I do not have a scientific mind – no, let me amend that. I do not have a mathematical mind. Numbers confuse me. They make no sense. A few years ago I took a College Arithmetic class. I expected to do poorly, but I got an ‘A’! No one was more surprised than me. And it was actually fun. So, the next semester I took Algebra. Oh, Good Lord! It was horrible. I paid $400 for a tutor, but it was excruciatingly painful. I cried a lot. I just didn’t understand it. How I managed to get a ‘C’ I’ll …

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