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What’s On My Editorial Calendar?

If you are a blogger with a busy life, you know how important it is to have some sort of calendar. In Blogging 201, we were recently assigned the task to use our blog stats to set up a 30-day editorial calendar. My stats show certain days are better for publishing posts. This may show different …

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The Cost of Free Writing

Like the image and quote suggest, writing can be like bleeding. I am constantly in awe of writers who can whip out a flash fiction for a writing prompt like my blogging buddy and friend, PJ from Beautiful Words. Or another fellow blogger who writes amazing stories in the Fantasy and Sci-fi genre, Phoenix Grey. …

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My Oreo Lives Forever: The Journey

This post marks my final installment of the life of my dog, Oreo and wraps up the three-part Writing 101 assignment, Serially Lost. To catch up, please read the prequel about Oreo and the story of I Lost My Oreo. Oreo’s life went on as it does for any dog. Oreo spent long days in the …

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Dear Dock: What if You Never Existed?

I have written about the Sacramento State University’s Aquatic Center before. Here is a new twist on the writing 101 prompt. I am combining Day 14 and 15. Dear Dock, The Sacramento community is surrounded by lakes and two major rivers. It gets very hot here in the summertime, some days reaching up to 110 …

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I Found My Oreo: The Early Years

The back-story of our beloved dog Oreo begins here. In a previous post, I wrote about how we lost our Oreo. Two years after my divorce, my youngest daughter still longed for the dogs we had when her dad was still here. Being a newly-single mother of two young daughters, with no monetary help whatsoever, …

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Writing 101: Tax Time

Walking back to our car from dinner tonight, we saw an envelope on the ground, near a hedge. "Huh, look at this." I said to my husband. "It looks like a letter; here, let me see." he replied. The letter is addressed to the California Franchise Tax Board, but there is no return address and no …

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I Lost My Oreo

Oreo was my beloved 14-year old Springer Spaniel-Australian Shepherd mix. He was 12-weeks old when he and his twin brother were brought to the SPCA. My daughters and I had just gotten a Chow puppy and were taking him home when we saw the cute, freckle-faced black and white pups. The next day, I came …

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The Beauty of Community

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.” ― …

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Tuolumne Meadows

No Room; But There’s a View

I never get tired of visiting Tuolumne Meadows in the high country of Yosemite National Park in California. My parents traditionally took their two-week vacation to the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which from San Diego was about an 8 hour drive. By the time I was eight years old and my brother was five, we …

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Weekend Coffee Share with SOC for Writing 101

How was your Easter weekend? If I were having coffee with you, I would tell you about my very eventful week and the activities I participated in before the big weekend! If we were having coffee on this wet, rainy, Easter Sunday afternoon, I would be slurping a hot, steaming mug of Colombian medium roast …

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