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I’m so grateful for the loyalty and support of YOU, dear readers. More than I can say, I look forward to continuing to journal in this space and to grow and nurture Huckleberry Friend. Writing is how I play. But I’m burying the lead: Blogosphere, beware: Introducing a lovely new website by yours truly and my …

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Wells Fargo opened three phony accounts in my name, my Samsung exploded, and, to top it off, my salon’s now charging extra to blow dry my hair. Seriously, when I balked at the upcharge, my stylist handed me a Super Solano and told me to get to it.   These are First World problems.   …

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“Any day you had gym class was a weird school day. It started off normal. You had English, social studies, geometry, then suddenly you’re in Lord of the Flies for 40 minutes. You’re hanging from a rope, you have hardly any clothes on, teachers are yelling at you, kids are throwing dodge balls at you …

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“… I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.” ~ Ray Bradbury in Zen in the Art of Writing Lately, we’ve been talking about boredom and its funky bedfellow, the blahs. If you’re in a rut, finding your days are too much but not enough, let’s look at a …

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Ennui: a lack of spirit, enthusiasm or interest. Are you suffering from a case of ennui-enza? Do you feel resentful of others’ adventures and successes? Do you seriously (we’re talking dread) lack motivation to do one more errand, one more carpool run? Are the outdoors merely something to rush through from car to door? In …

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C-rack! the falling acorns strike the rooftop like bullets, one every minute or so. When it’s windy, semi-automatic nut-fire makes my HSD (Highly Sensitive Dog) duck under the nearest chair. The oak’s offerings inform me to make like a squirrel and get busy. It’s a call to arms: Write harder, truer, bigger. Autumn makes me …

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note: This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post on October 14. You can leave a comment there or LIKE it using FB (which would help me with the HP editor-gods).    “‘Cause now we’ve got bad blood You know it used to be mad love…” ~ Taylor Swift My 6S and I, we’re having …

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Get Behind Me, Boredom! I’ve been afflicted lately, as we settle into a quiet house sans-twins, of the deadliest sin of all: boredom. There’s no excuse for it, really. I confess my restlessness to the spouse. “Thank you Lord,” he teasingly pray-scolds over dinner, “For this good, plentiful food—and that we don’t live on a backstreet in …

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My latest Huff Post effort made the front of HP’s Entertainment section Monday. But fast-forward 24 hours, and poof! it’s gone like Will Byers, to (Internet) parts unknown. I’m always amused by what bumps me off, this time I think it’s something about the 50th anniversary of The Monkees. Not that my ST piece is …

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