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Hearts in Jars, and a Lion Named Fluffy

When I was little, I lived in a small house on 700 South Broadway, at the end of a long street of houses, on the edge of a hill overlooking a valley of train tracks. On the steepest side of … Continue reading

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When You Realize You’re Talking to a Misogynist, and Things Just Get Weird

So I ended up having one of those oh-dear-god conversations with a man who is a work acquaintance of my husband. I’ll call this man Fredo, after Michael Corleone’s pathetic brother in The Godfather. The brother Michael arranges to have … Continue reading

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Hey Look, There Is a New Pretty Thing in This Blog, Come and See

I seem to have a LOT of writer-news to share lately. Which makes my life feel pretty weird, seeing so many projects come to completion at the same time. This is not my normal at all. My normal is more … Continue reading

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Opinions Flying Around in the Parking Lot, Also Known As Free Advice No One Asked For

Hello, Thought Candy readers! Loyal followers of this sorta-yes-pretty-random author blog. I have some announcements to make. (For those of you who follow my author page on Facebook, the first announcement will not be a surprise. Unfortunately, I’ve been remiss … Continue reading

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I Organized a March, Because I Could

Hello, Thought Candy readers! The New Year has arrived, and I already have all kinds of fun planned!! Or just general shenanigans of the caffeine-infused. Which would be me — nefarious rodent girl, packing coffee, at your service.     … Continue reading

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Eggnog-holism and Dysfunctional Movie Nights

So, everyone. November 2016. Turned out to be rather intense. There was the presidential election. And the fallout of the election. I had a lot of family obligations and duties this month, and then more family duties, and work-wise, my … Continue reading

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Scary People, Writing News, and This Trip I Made in July

Today is October 22, 2016, and for over a month this fall, my life wasn’t really my own. I was taking care of someone in a scary situation, a young mother with an infant who decided she needed to break … Continue reading

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Attending the RMFW Conference in Denver, and Celebrating the Weird

On Thursday, September 8, my friend Hannah and I drove my favoritest Prius, Queen Elizabeth, across the state of Colorado to Denver. We arrived at the Renaissance Hotel around 11:00 p.m. and proceeded to spend the next three days at … Continue reading

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Writers and Scribblers Literary Retreat: Success!!!

On Saturday, August 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., my friend and writer-colleague Blair Runion and I hosted a writers conference. Named the Writers and Scribblers Literary Retreat, after the authors group I organize here in Durango, Colorado — … Continue reading

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The Oracle in the Parking Lot

A few days ago, this vehicle showed up outside the front door of my townhouse building, right next to my mailbox —             To the best of my knowledge, it’s a 1930 Chevy sedan, and … Continue reading

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