Monthly Archives: January 2012

Did you know?

The following songs all have 112 beats per minute. As I discovered prepping my world for Kid 3’s science fair project. GO: Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra #26 Cake’s “Frank Sinatra” Goo Goo Dolls’ “I Wanna Get Married” The Cardigans’ “Love Fool” Aretha’s “RESPECT” You never know when that information is going to come […]

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The Are-You-Kidding-Me Section

And a few notes from the Are-You-Kidding-Me section of my life: 1. Kid 1 has been going to a seriously awesome conference over the past 3 days at BYU for high school theatre kids, and she is in drama-queen heaven. In fact, I haven’t seen her much at all, and certainly not in daylight, and […]

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The Query Zone and Hard Things (and what makes them Possible)

So when you’re a writer and you’re in the Query Zone, you have these REALLY HARD things[1] to do, which are not in any particular order, because this is MY blog and I can do things out of order if I so desire. And I do. 1. Put yourself and your story out there. I know […]

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Won’t February Be FUN?

Oh, come on. You know it will. Fun is what February is made of, after all. Fun and and pink frosting and gimmicky crap. Gimmicky Crap. Let’s make a band. Okay, so maybe not. But. Fun. We’re going to have it. In February. We are. And you’re invited, and so are all of your friends. […]

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On Ulcers, and Querying, and Rejectamenta

What? A week? It’s been a week since my Last Brilliant Post? How does such a thing happen? I’ll tell you how it happens. You just go ahead and live a little of your life and your blogging time diminishes to a little sparkly crystal of preciousness which you hold near your heart and stare […]

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ONCE by Morris Gleitzman

I have a book recommendation for you. Yes, you. This is my new thing, as opposed to telling you every book I ever read or re-read. Because I have decided that you probably don’t care, and so there you go. But if you’re looking for something, try this. Once I escaped from an orphanage to […]

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Happy things

Happy things happen, Grateful-making things. Sweetness happens and kindness happens And fulfilment happens. And then I say Thank You  — But sometimes only inside my head, And I wish I were better about saying It aloud, about writing it down, About Sharing the Thank You. So, I’ll share it today. Thank you to those who […]

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So you want to know what we’re eating…

All right. Good question. (The question, that is, of HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FEED YOUR FAMILY ON $60 A WEEK PLUS ONE MONTHLY TRIP TO COSTCO? Yes. That question.) I have a few disclaimers, first. 1. I am a cooker. So, I can cook things. From ingredients. Which, you know, is cheaper (by a […]

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