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Changes. And Little Fish.

Changes. I spent yesterday taking down the book-wallpaper I put up at the 'first' Gertrude's. It was bitter sweet. I can't believe that it's nearly been one year since I opened Gertrude's Writing Room...and I'm in a new space and working through all that comes with BIG CHANGE. I remember how elated I was when… Continue reading Changes. And Little Fish.

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Moving Day & More!

Hello friends! It's been over a month since my last post. Golly - that's way too long of a break! I promise that the reasons are legit! Big news first: We're moving! That's right, Gertrude's Writing Room has a new home and we're moving in this weekend! I'm over-the-moon with excitement and pre-moving day jitters.… Continue reading Moving Day & More!

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And then – a day opens!

Last night after I watched 'A Few Good Men' (I was craving Tom Cruise, what can I say?), I looked in my datebook to see what was on the schedule for today. I did a little jig when I saw that the day was open until 5pm! A whole day to fill up with...with what?!… Continue reading And then – a day opens!

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Small but valuable.

"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable but small. Sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it or because I haven't been brave? How much of what I feel reminds me of what I read in a book...when...shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't… Continue reading Small but valuable.

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The Living In & The Holding

You know when you start thinking about a new idea and little gifts...magical moments...signs...start showing up like snowflakes made just for you? Whether this new idea has to do with a writing project or a dream, things begin to show up in ways that keep the idea or dream cultivating. That's been happening to me.… Continue reading The Living In & The Holding

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Over at Bethany Reid’s Blog Today!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by the lovely Bethany Reid! Earlier this summer, I interviewed Bethany - and she has graciously returned the gift! Please visit (and subscribe to!) her blog here: CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW! Bethany asked me superb questions that had me thinking deeply and… Continue reading Over at Bethany Reid’s Blog Today!

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Guest Writer/Blogger Spotlight Bethany Reid

Connecta-lamadingdong! That's what the world wide web can do! During National Poetry Month my poet friend Dorothy connected me to a great blog by a writer who was reading poetry all.month.long. Her name is Bethany Reid! I did some [uncreepy] creeping of her site and loved what I read. Also, I appreciated her dedication and… Continue reading Guest Writer/Blogger Spotlight Bethany Reid