writers dilemma, writing, writing fiction

The Writer’s Dilemma: Unmasking the Creative Muse

I write, because I'm am writer. And at the moment, my largest project is getting book two done. Getting the scenes down has its ups and downs, like any job. I love what I do and get super excited about it. However, sentences, paragraphs, and chapters don't just write themselves. Words don't just flow out… Continue reading The Writer’s Dilemma: Unmasking the Creative Muse

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Unwinding and Unfettering Upside Down

I've been reading three books, two on any given evening to the kiddos at bedtime: The British version of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins, and Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker's Dracul. In Mary Poppins, we recently read and listened to Jane, Michael, and Mary Poppins' visit to her cousin, Arthur… Continue reading Unwinding and Unfettering Upside Down

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Delightful Wonders

It came to me earlier that I hadn't posted my gratitude list last week, as I had talked about doing weekly, here. Let me delay no more. This week, I'm thankful for: being able to seek cooler grounds, when it's hotter than Hades outside. possessing an automobile to maintain the family's hectic schedule. learning a… Continue reading Delightful Wonders

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Outside Murals

Yesterday morning, after being dragged into a ridiculous, jaw-clenching wild goose chase that is yet to be resolved, I decided to make a better morning of it. One of adventures I pursued included checking out the outside murals. Denver and the metro area are peppered with beautiful art. And, the downtown area's no exception. Here… Continue reading Outside Murals

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Making Music and Joy

Numerous volunteer music teachers dedicate time, wisdom, gifting, and love into teaching children how to play musical instruments. They do this every week during the school year, to encourage consistent practice, improve skill, and build relationships with these young people. This all started from the vision of a business man who loved music and wanted… Continue reading Making Music and Joy

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Art Enthusiast and Philanthropist, John Madden

A man from a young age appreciated and loved art. And, after a first date, he fell in love with an artist, who ultimately became his wife. John Madden learned about art and used his business savvy and wealth to cultivate and grow the presence of art that anyone and everyone in the community could… Continue reading Art Enthusiast and Philanthropist, John Madden