My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

I have so much going on in the next month I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m trying not to think about it. The most important thing is my daughter turns 18 in a…

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Let Me Ask You A Question – 5/27/17

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Take a few moments and dig deep for the answer; don’t just spout out an answer.  Let me ask you a question…

Why do you blog?  Down deep in your soul, what is the true reason you blog?

Let Me Tell You A Tale… Wk #1. “It Was The First Time I Killed A Man”#amwriting #crimefiction #thriller

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You voted for the writing prompt “it was the first time I killed a man”so Didi and I responded. This is OVER 18 READING!  The prompt was both of our favourite, so thank you! We’ve had a ball, remember we never discuss the way the story should go. Author A writes her part and hands it to author B to finish. I just wanna say, I personally am so happy my path has crossed with Didi. I enjoyed her novel Aggravated Momentum and she is an excellent thriller and suspense writer.  I hope we are life long practice writing buddies to perfect our craft in our genre no matter where our careers take us. What caught our attention over each other’s suspense novels? The writing style! LOL.  Can you guess who wrote what? Comments and feedback welcome!

One thing Didi and I love are strong women…

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Editing Mock-Ups in Photoshop (In 12 Steps)

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I didn’t plan on sharing this but as I was editing some mock-ups I thought it would be nice to share what I am doing.

I am not a professional photographer, and I don’t always have a chance to take professional images. Therefore, I love using free mock-up templates to create professional images of my books. I am learning Photoshop also because if I can master it, I can also start to create my own book covers! (OK, that’s a far way off but a sista can dream).

But, while I am finagling (am I the only one who thinks finagle is a funny word?) around with this, I decided to put together a quick tutorial on what I am doing for those of you who use Photoshop. It’s super easy and if you have Photoshop, you should be able to get started right away.

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Casual College OOTD

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Nowadays, especially in the midst of election season, hostility seems to have taken over as the dominant emotion during social interactions. It’s important to use the Golden Rule of treating others as you would like to be treated. It’s okay to disagree, but do it respectfully because we are all entitled to our own opinions. I have a challenge for you. Make at least one person smile today by performing an act of kindness. It can be a big gesture, or even a tiny one.

I made a video of five things you can do to warm someone’s heart. Please like and share the video so we can spread the love with others.

Now let’s get back to the outfit of the day.

I like to look presentable wherever I go, and it’s not to please others. Looking good is one more thing to get out of the way, so…

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Meet and Greet: 5/26/17

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

Chronic Shades of Gray

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Daily Prompt – Gray

Chronic illness can take several forms.

  1. You have a definite diagnosis such as MS, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc.
  2. You have a group of symptoms that the doctors can’t (or won’t) pin down with a diagnosis
  3. You have symptoms that defy diagnosis
  4. Your symptoms are not taken seriously

For the most part, I live in the gray area of points two to four. I have some diagnoses, physical, and mental. However, I also have symptoms that seem to either go unnoticed by doctors or just defy explanation altogether. And I know I am not the only one.

Two terms often associated with chronic illness are disorder and syndrome. They have some interesting definitions.

Disorder (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

  1.   lack of order clothes in disorder
  2.   breach of the peace or public order troubled times marked by social disorders
  3.   an abnormal physical or mental condition a…

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Campaign 13 – Men’s Watches

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Father’s Day June 18th!

Men’s Excursion Analog Carabiner Watch – was 39.99 – $24.99

New Men’s The Lords Prayer Watch – will be 39.99 – $19.99

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RIP Chris Cornell.

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I was shocked and saddened to learn that Chris Cornell died early this morning.  The cause of death was suicide.  He was 52 years old.

Chris Cornell was the frontman for the ’90s grunge-rock band Soundgarden, and later for Audioslave.   I’ll miss his unique voice and style, as will many.   But his memory will live on in those of us who were fans of his music.

 

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