Becoming #Hashkickers: how to use hashtags like a boss

My friend, Tex, suggested hashkickers while helping me come up with a title for the presentation I gave last Saturday at Marine Creek Creative Writing Conference. I think she said it in jest, as we are in Texas and you know what we're known for kicking, but the more I thought about it the more …

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What Inspires Me…”Comadres”

I am still recovering and processing all the thoughts and feels from the weekend. My baby got married. So, today's prompt in the #SCFacebookChallenge, "what inspires you," is too much for a Facebook post. As I think over the past week, the activity, the phone calls, the last minute craziness, disagreements and apologies, the rehersal …

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Are you keeping up with the changes? Life & Social Media

We've all heard some version of the old adage, "If you're not changing, you're dying." Since you last read a blog post from me, I've done a lot of changing. July and August was spent working on a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my book Why's That Dog in Here? (it wasn't successfully funded, …

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Why’s that dog on the bus?

The manuscript for Why's That Dog in Here? is drafted, and first round revisions are underway. I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek, so I asked Steve to pick a scene for me to share. The book is a series of questions people ask, examples of how Gizmo mitigates my disabilities, and positive and …

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#TrueMigrainePose

We're coming to the end of Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, and I have to say I'm rather disappointed and actually a little bit angry. I'm disappointed that... there are over 37 million migraine sufferers in America, yet funding for research for this disease is less than $0.50 per Migraineur. for so many people in …

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Beware: Mental Illness Affects All! You should know…

In 2006, while I was rehabbing from strokes and heart surgery, another member of our family was diagnosed with mental illness, and consequently hospitalized a number of times. Up until that point, we were blissfully ignorant of mental illness. We quickly learned that it affects not just the one with the diagnosis, but everyone who …

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Life and Blogging on the Disabled List

Welcome sports fans, it's baseball season! Unfortunately, I've been on the DL since April 3rd. I've made an effort through the years to keep this blog upbeat, positive, and encouraging. What I've noticed is that when I don't feel those things, I tend not to write. The regular struggle for me is that as a …

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… down she fell… now what?

This is another blog post that started out as a Facebook status update, but grew too long, and seems appropriate for a blog post. Actually, this may be happening regularly for the next four to six weeks. Thank you to my personal Facebook friends for all your prayers and kind words. It's going to be …

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Enjoying the Journey Dad, but Missing You

Dad died eight years ago today. (This last minute post started as a note for family and friends on my personal Facebook page, but before hitting send, I decided it’s appropriate to share here with the world…) I come from a practical, rather stoic family. Birth, taxes, death…just parts of every life. We acknowledge the …

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Soft-opening for my “new” website

Hey there, Family, Friends, and Fans... Long time, no blogging. Having spent more time than I care to admit researching, learning, and revising this site, I'm quietly sharing the news that I think it's about done. Perhaps. Maybe. I would love for a few of you kind souls to click on the links, check out …

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