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‘Distracted?’ Why Do You …Squirrel!

“Honey? Why is the milk in the pantry?” Thankfully, her husband has only had to ask her that once. Okay, twice. Three times, tops. We writers are a strange, distracted, absentminded bunch. But … hopefully you can relate. If only to make us … Continue reading

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Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Why stay in reality when one can lose themselves in storyworld? If you’re a reader, I’m going to guess we’re on the same wave length. Have you ever found yourself praying for a character you came to know in a … Continue reading

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Nurture, Nature–Who Does Marji Laine Blame???

What kind of child walks into walls? Daydreams about surviving the Amazon jungle and flying with Mary Poppins–then actually attempts this using a post and umbrella. What kind of adult becomes so immersed in her make-believe world, she brings a southern California … Continue reading

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The What If Game

My mind can bounce in a thousand directions, working every scenario a hundred ways, resulting in humorous and often irrational situations. Inside my head, there is never a dull … nor quiet … moment. What if our pilot falls asleep, there’s … Continue reading

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