Fun Things

The COVID-19 Pandemic World Tour robbed many people of of the ability to go out and have fun. A lucky handful found ways to have fun at home and sharet it online. Thank you, lucky handful! Others are stuck without work, staring at their loved ones and Thinking Bad Thoughts ™. These are the people to whom I would most like to address my words today.

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Thirty Reasons to be Thankful, Part Two.

Nano is over!  I’ll get back to original posts on Thursday. Thanks for keeping up with all this! — DLH

Continuing from last Sunday  last Thursday with numbers 16 through 30. And you do realize, I don’t really live on Facebook, right? Continue reading “Thirty Reasons to be Thankful, Part Two.”

Thirty Reasons to be Thankful, Part One

Nano is over on Saturday, so I’ll post the second half of this on Sunday and get back to original content the following Thursday. Thanks for keeping up with all this! — DLH

On Facebook, where I live, my 500 plus close, personal friends are posting something they are thankful for every day in November. I thought about it, but between keeping the flock clean, fed, and watered, and writing two thousand words a day for NaNoWriMo, I am just going to throw my list up here, and be done with it.

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KEEP WRITING

November means NaNoWriMo and that means my blogs will probably be repeats until December. Sorry/Not Sorry because I am having fun with NaNo! Hope your writing is going along well, too. — DLH

I can’t steal the slogan, Finish the Damn Book, because that is a Cherry Adair thing. Good news, you can even join in on Facebook! Really cool, huh? Well, as long as you are going to finish the damn book. And keep popping in to update your goals. See, you do need to actually do something here. Continue reading “KEEP WRITING”

Writers Need Pens

Oh sure, you are pointing to your notebook/desktop/iPad/ Smartphone and laughing derisively at the title. But how did we get from pens to that Smartphone? And don’t you ever print out the manuscript for an in-person critique group? You have to have red pens and stuff to mark it up. Really, if your battery dies and you don’t have a charger and the electricity goes out, how would you finish the story? Continue reading “Writers Need Pens”

The Changing Male Ideal

Still sick, still busy, sorry to post a repeat but it is from so long ago I doubt anyone now reading has seen it. Thanks! — Demi

This blog is a bit difficult for me to write as I keep getting sidetracked over delightful images. I certainly hope my keyboard is waterproof. I especially drooled over a clip from Beau Brummel – This Charming Man, starring James Purefoy. Sincere thanks to Kristen Koster for posting that delectable eye candy here. Continue reading “The Changing Male Ideal”

Have a New Year!

New beginnings is such a magical concept to most human cultures that rituals abound at every opportunity. Birthdays, becoming an adult, getting hitched, starting a family, all have celebrations to go along with the occasion. Starting a book, finishing a book, while these are lesser known celebrations, they certainly are an excuse to get drunk and text your friends to assure them you will always love them. Continue reading “Have a New Year!”

Life Changes

This time last week, I worried about getting a short story finished and submitted, cleaning the house for a party, and doing better by my birds. Then, Friday night, I started seeing a flash of light in my left eye when I blinked. I expected it to go away, but so far it’s still with me. I posted about it on my personal page on Facebook and got reactions from panic (Retina Damage!) to calm and wise (Don’t worry too much but do get it checked out). Continue reading “Life Changes”

Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One

Life turns out to be full of coincidences. I used to go to ComicCon San Diego regularly. I went there before going there was cool. And in the wonderful days before huge movie studios and comic book producers started hanging out there. My husband and I knew the winds of change were upon us when the price of a ticket for all weekend went up tremendously and one could not buy next year’s tickets at this year’s convention. The chances of getting tickets through a phone call on the day they go on sale are slim to Hahaha nice try. Continue reading “Emily Foster and Emily Nagoski, Part One”