What Breaking Bad Missed

Yeah, yeah, you all already saw all of Breaking Bad, like, when it was actually running.  But my method of watching tv shows is mostly to wait until they are over, and then watch Netflix streaming while I’m working.  Late to the party, whatever. And so I am watching it now. So. It’s of course excellent,…

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How Do We Write?

Oh, joy!  I went back into my RSS feeds, in order to come up to speed for blogging, and found this post from Cal Newport about How Novelists Get Work Done.  Newport is — to my great interest — always concerned not just with productivity, but especially deep productivity.  He thinks a lot about how…

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Albuquerque Blogs

As the move back home approaches, I’ve been migrating various internet contents over to the new address.  (If you’re connected to me on Facebook, for instance, you might notice that I now live in Albuquerque!  Not really.  Two weeks to go.) Over on the Links Page, I’ve added a new category, a sampling of Albuquerque Blogs I’m…

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Creativity and Money. Balancing Act.

The latest from Marie Forleo is all about how to balance being an artist — any kind of artist — with needing to make a living.  Refreshingly, it’s NOT about finding a good day job and making art on the side; it’s about balancing creativity and true vision with what customers want.  Sane and grounded. …

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Poetry Slam for Brigid!

Though I’m a day late on the annual Poetry Slam for Brigid, the goddess of healing, smithcraft, and poetry, I’m chiming in now.  She’ll forgive me.  I was busy yesterday with getting the house ready for people to come through and see if they wanted to buy it, and then driving the dogs around whilst…

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Secrets and Keeping Silence

It’s been a week all about secrets, for me.  First off, we listened in coven to a story from Diana’s Grove Mystery School, which included Cynthea’s brilliant work on secrets:  “The sin that haunts a secret,” she writes, “is not found in the desire for private sharing or the need to keep a confidence held tight.  The sin that…

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Proud Parent of Friction Heart

 I take my parenting seriously.  No, really, even if I did use Bad Language even when my son was young (he used to exclaim, when annoyed, “oh, bad word I’m not allowed to say!” but now he just says them), and even if I did read all of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials to him starting when…

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Abbie the Cat is Dying

Just in today: Abbie the Cat, beloved occasional blogger, is dying from pancreatic cancer.  Still time to go over to the blog and say something nice to the owner of Abbie, who transcribes Abbie’s musings for us. WordPress isn’t opening my hyperlink button, and I want this to go out NOW, so here’s the link: …

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