Fun at the Beach, and the Sand Sculpture Event 2017!

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The annual Sand Sculpture Event happened at Hampton Beach last weekend, and I had a blast seeing all the creativity and walking along the beach. These works of art each year range from the very strange to the philosophical to the endearing and pure fun! Here are this year's sand creations: Click on any image to … Continue reading Fun at the Beach, and the Sand Sculpture Event 2017!

Inspirational Quotes

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“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.” —Alexandra Stoddard Every choice, every decision made, no matter how great or small, can affect our lives and those around us. We can change things for the better, and improve our lives based on those decisions. ~~~~~ “Love is always … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes

The Mystery Blogger Award

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Sara Letourneau graciously nominated me for this award. Thank you! Don't you just love the word "Mystery" in a title? It's as if you've found the key to some mysterious door, and on the other side lies secret treasures... Before I go off on a tangent, though, here are the details about the Mystery Blogger Award, … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award

When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

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Bilbo the Hobbit was a practical and steady character, who never let a situation get the better of his emotions. When we face and battle doubts, perhaps we should do what practical Bilbo would. Doubts might assail us left and right, whether it be concerning a project we're working on, or a goal we hope to succeed in, but it's what we … Continue reading When Doubts Assail, Be A Bilbo!

Starlight Blogger Award & The Sound of My Thinking Tag!

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Fellow blogger and writer Victoria Howell nominated me for this award and an interesting blog tag waaay back. Shame on me for taking so long! *apologizes* So, here we go! The Sound of My Thinking Rules: 1.) Grab the graphic above 2.) Stick it in a post about your thoughts: thought process, deep thoughts, trains of … Continue reading Starlight Blogger Award & The Sound of My Thinking Tag!

3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ― Mark Twain Got to love Mark Twain's sense of humor! Though my writer's mind may be too adventurous to keep a sleepy conscience... 😉 ~~~~~ “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge (more!)

The Prayer And The Egg

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Since Easter is tomorrow, I thought it’d be fun to share this true story, which happens to involve a chicken and eggs! My dad’s family knew this man named Mr. Brownhall, who had spent time at their church and spoke there several times. He was British and had one of those fun British accents, even … Continue reading The Prayer And The Egg

The Blue Sky Tag

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Both Lauren Gunter, and Rachael Ritchey tagged me for these fun questions, (thank you!) so let's get started! Rachael's Questions: 1. If you lived in a house made of jello, what flavor would it be? Any particular reason? My brain is automatically thinking orange. They taste best during the winter, and even though it's technically "spring" there's still … Continue reading The Blue Sky Tag

A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

Today is a little like Throwback Thursday. 🙂 I was one of the "victims" Rachael Ritchey tagged for this blog hop, created by the entertaining Sarah Brentyn, to share with you the first thing I ever posted here on the blog, waaay back when it was just a baby! I dug through the archives of 2014 (come … Continue reading A Lesson In Never Giving Up #MyFirstBlogPostRevisited #Kungfupanda

How To Create A Villain

My guest post today over at Indie e-Con: "How To Create A Villain" Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist's character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes … Continue reading How To Create A Villain