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Unexpecteds: When $#!& happens

This is not so much an informational post, because I have little in the way of information. It's a venting post. Because my mother is sick. A few weeks ago she started feeling nauseas, every day. She got progressively weaker and then went to the doctor, ...

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Saying Goodbye to My Writing Group

I love my writing group. I built my writing group, and was tremendously fortunate to have attracted an amazing crew of people. Maybe the best part is that they're not worried about the group itself even though I'm leaving. When I was an RA they talked to ...

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Unexpecteds: Travel Checklists 

I'm a list maker. I love pulling order out of chaos. And I love my dear friend, Google, for providing me with starter lists. My mother is also a list maker and I got to crib off her lists for the Leaving part of this move. But my Google Fu is failing me. ...

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The Unexpecteds: Unsubscribing

My mom is super organized, so she made her moving checklist before I did, and I got to crib off hers. One of the categories was "subscriptions." She meant magazine subscriptions. Services like AAA and AARP. That sort of thing. I only subscribe to Writer's ...

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To-Do List Paralysis

I have a day planner, a physical one, quite a beautiful one, that I have not touched in months. It started well, with lots of good intentions. Then I reached a point where I was just lucky to make it through the day and maintaining the planner fell by the ...

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Gundam Wing Rewatch: Episodes 13-15

Episode 13: Catherine's Tears Zechs is conducting a test run of Tallgeese by having his men fire anti-aircraft missiles at him. He shoots them right out of the air. Tallgeese is fast and deadly. Elsewhere, possibly Somalia, a battle is taking place, led ...

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Three reasons you should take a writing retreat

A Necessary (Writing) Retreat I have wonderful writing friends. A couple of weeks ago a bunch of us went back to a cabin on a lake for a writing retreat/vacation. It was marvelous. Taking some time out for you and your writing is one of the best gifts ...

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So I’m going to be a #rexpat

Here's how my bio now begins: Bronwen Fleetwood was born in South Africa, raised in New Jersey, and is now returning to South Africa, making her some kind of doubling-back expat. A #rexpat? Something like that. Everything's finalizing now--the move is o ...