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Posting Reviews for Your Indie Authors

You know that friend/author who’s always pleading harassing  asking you to leave them a book review on Amazon? The one whose book you read? Possibly you even got the book for free? Okay, so ME for some of you. This is just a little tutorial/explanation of why it is so important and how to do […]

Summer Update: Treasure, Lily, Heirloom

Goodness, July is almost over and I’ve only posted twice! You would probably think that indicates I’ve been slacking off, getting nothing done; quite the contrary! It probably means I’ve been getting lots of things done, just not blogging. 🙂 Yes, and that would be the truth. I’ve been busy with my garden (I took […]

Journaling 101

So the last post was about the wonderful time I had at the women’s retreat. I neglected to mention that even though it was my first time there, I was asked to lead one of the interest sections. The one on journaling. I confess. When I was first asked, several things crossed my mind; the […]

Write a Letter, Save a Postal Service

So, I read a headline in yesterday’s paper (yes, the actual paper–the kind you hold in your hands with a mug of coffee on the table next to you) : Postal Services Across Globe Struggle with Lower Demand. Among the points made was that although internet shopping is “helping keep alive moribund postal services across […]

Tomatoes: Gateway Drug to Gardening

The idea isn’t new. If you don’t believe me, just Google it. No one may really know who the first person to identify tomatoes as the gateway drug to gardening is or was . . . But they were right. I think for me it started in childhood, in my mother’s garden. She used to […]

Getting Your Chi On

The other day, I walked into our local natural foods store for the first time (I know it’s hard to believe it was the first time, but I grow my own, and no, I live in Oregon, not Washington, so it’s not what you’re thinking) and wandered over to the essential oils section, looking for […]

But Her Feet Show It

A couple of summers ago, to gain a few more credit hours (teachers have to do that), I took a class for reading and writing poetry. We learned about using various writing prompts to lead to poetry writing. One of my favorites was starting with someone else’s poem and then “answering” it. So for a […]