A Catch Up Session From the 100 Acre Woods

About a month ago I posted about a winter hike and all was normal in the world around us (at least here in Indiana).  Now a month later, things are different.  Our state (like many others) are under stay at home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that is shaking up our entire world.…

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I Won NaNoWriMo: 50K Words in 30 Days!

I did it! I set out with the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days and today I met that goal, one day ahead of schedule.  What a fun ride. Now forgive me as I’m ready to take a break from writing.  I will write all about my NaNoWriMo 2019 experience next week.  For…

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NaNoWriMo Update!

I just updated my word count for the 14th day in a row and reached the 25K word count.  Feeling great about this year’s NaNoWriMo.  My story is coming along great.  I’m excited each day to see what will happen and I’m the author!  With two weeks to go,  I am feeling optimistic.  But we…

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NaNoWriMo: My 2nd Year!

Banner courtsey of NaNoWriMo.org For the month of November I may be scarce here at the blog.  For I’ll be working hard on reaching the target goal of 50,000 words in 30 days.  Last year I participated for the first time.  I was ill prepared, big time!  I came up with an idea a couple…

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Changes: The Only Constant in Our Lives

It seems appropriate to make a big change to my blog/website as we enter the fall season.  Although this week it still feels like summer, change is in the air.  The evenings are a bit cooler and the sun is setting a little earlier each night.  Time to face the fact summer is ending.  …

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My First Post on Medium

I published my first article on Medium!  I took the plunge and I did not spontaneously combust when I hit publish.  Click here to access it.  (“The Difference in April & July’s Camp NaNoWriMo:  A Personal Experience”) If you have not checked out Medium, I highly recommend it.  I love their content and the ability…

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A Kayaking Trip

As I sit back and take in my surroundings, an overwhelming sense of peace washes over me.  The aliveness of this moment is unmistakable.  I do not want it to end.  The sounds of nature surround me.  It is nearing dusk.  The forest is alive with animals preparing for night. I am floating along ever…

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1961 Desk Completes My Office

I finally have my desk for my “new” workstation.  A couple of months ago I wrote about having to set up an additional workspace to compromise with my partner using my original desk.  A few weeks ago we upgraded our laptop from the Microsoft Surface to a Think Pad.  Which I love by the way!…

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