For the Love of Writing

Christmas is Coming Down Christmas is coming down. The ornaments and decorations and Christmas mugs are safely nestled in the cardboard dividers Inside the plastic boxes, ready...

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    Thanks for your help in making the March 18 http://OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day campaign for In the Fullness of Time a big...

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Wishing you joy, peace, and love during the holiday season and throughout the New Year. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave...

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the invitation has arrived to step into our courage and our full humanity from this day forward the harm can only unfold and multiply and spread with our silence with...

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Countdown Ten Days Only ten more days before National Novel Writing Month begins and I will attempt to complete 50,000 words in thirty days....

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NaNo Prep In making preparations for my marathon to write 50,000 words in November, (see Almost Time for NaNoWriMo), I'm searching my recipes for...

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I've been off the grid from blogging for the past two months, completing my new novel, In the Fullness of Time. My goal was...

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Whole30 Update I finished thirty days of Whole30 a little over a week ago. Since then, I've been transitioning back into eating from a...

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  Whole30 Day 24 We got through the snow without power outages here in Winston or on any of the Baptist Retirement Homes campuses--even Asheville....

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Whole30 Day 22   Breakfast--Eggs fried in clarified butter, fresh berries with coconut cream Lunch--Pork chop and sugar snaps from last night, dates Snack--Plantain...

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  Whole30 Day 19 I went in to Dr. Bravo's office this morning for my bimonthly treatment of Remicade for rheumatoid arthritis. Shelia is my...

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Breakfast--fried eggs with hash browns made from leftover potato from last night. Lunch--Tossed salad with rotisserie chicken, avocado, Whole30 ranch dressing; roasted plantains. Snack--roasted plantains,...

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  Breakfast--Omelette, bacon, and sliced tomatoes prepared by Bill. It's so nice when someone else cooks! Lunch--Remainder of scallops and veggies from last night; mixed...

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Fifteen days. Halfway through the Whole30 program. It seems like a lot longer than 15 days! Breakfast--omelette with veggies from last night (onions, zucchini,...

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  Whole30 Day 13   Breakfast--Fried eggs with potatoes from last night, sautéed in clarified butter; homemade apple sauce. Lunch--Luncheon with friends--grilled salmon over a...

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Breakfast--Eggs fried in clarified butter; asparagus Lunch--chicken tenders,sweet potato, Brussels sprouts Snack--Lara bar Dinner--shrimp scampi, baked potato with clarified butter,spinach with sautéed garlic Reached my goal of...

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Whole30 Day 11 Breakfast--Eggs fried in clarified butter; ham; berries Lunch--Ate out with my Crisis Control buddies--baked chicken, asparagus, side salad with oil...

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Whole30 Day 9 After yesterday's drama, I woke up refreshed and feeling great. I honestly believe this diet regimen is having a positive effect...

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Day 8 Pitfall!!!! Oops! I experienced my first real pitfall today, and just when I was feeling so good about my progress. I'd clocked...

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Breakfast--Half of a Frittata, made with 6 eggs, onion, baby spinach, and tomato sautéed in clarified butter (Saved the other half for tomorrow's...

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Whole30 Day 4 Breakfast--Eggs fried in clarified butter; other half of potato from last night, sautéed with onion. Lunch--First time to eat out!...

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DAY 3 Breakfast--3 eggs fried in clarified butter, blueberries and raspberries. Lunch--I was starved when I got back from church and downed a...

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    A Christmas Poem Christmas is coming down. The ornaments and decorations and Christmas mugs are safely nestled in the cardboard dividers Inside the plastic boxes, ready to...

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Every Christmas season, I polish up my mother's silver candelabra and set them out in the dining room. Given our informal lifestyle and...

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Terminal Case of Writer's Block My second historical novel is in progress. For lack of a working title, I'm calling it Novel #2. I've...

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Dewey's Philosophy of Student Engagement vs. Rote Memorization I was seven, when my parents rented out our home in Charlotte, North Carolina. They loaded...

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Anyone who says they only have one life to live must not know how to read a book. Author unknown As I await the publication...

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The Writing was Completed and it was Time to Edit I had essentially finished writing my first novel. Or, at least that's what I...

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After almost two years, I have completed my first novel. I am getting it ready for publication now, and it should be available...

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Welcome to my blog! For the love of Writing is the place where I'm documenting my journey to become a published author. It all...

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After retiring from my position as a middle school principal in 2011, I took a whole year to chronicle my life journey thus...

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  I Find CreateSpace About the time I was ready to publish on Kindle, I found Amazon’s Create.Space.com and discovered that I could create an...

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