Category: Personal

Get Ready for NaNoWriRunMo 2016!

This is my fifth year participating in the National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. In case you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, it’s a worldwide challenge to spend the month of November writing at least 50,000 words of a novel.

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Shift Up to Frustration

My company recently upgraded me to a new laptop, and it almost didn’t survive the first hour in my safekeeping. The old Dell was was working fine … except that it was no longer on speaking terms with its fancy-schmancy docking station.

Posted in Funny, Personal, Writing

My First Half Marathon

I’ve always enjoyed running, though I haven’t always run. Lately, though, I have. Early this year, we adopted Roxy from a shelter. Roxy is, we think, mostly Manchester terrier. We discovered pretty quickly that she really liked to run. I took this

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My Truck Stop Writing Haven

In one of my early posts on this blog, I talked about how I love to write in restaurants. It basically comes down to this: I’m more productive when I write just about anywhere but at home or my regular work environment. I’ve

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Avengers Sneakers for Megan

Anyone who knows me knows about my weird hobby of painting shoes. I’ve been doing it since high school. The idea is just so obvious: Some artists paint on canvas. Some shoes are made of canvas. Why not paint on

Posted in Art, Personal