Category Archives: Texas

Writing: The Road to Awesome and Fighting Fear

Critic’s Math: 1 insult + 1,000 compliments = 1 insult  Fear holds many of us back. As you work on your writing, as you write your blog, you will bump into fear, according to writer and speaker Jon Acuff. Fear … Continue reading

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Blogging: How to Get Support for Your Dreams

“The flame of creativity doesn’t go out.” — Jon Acuff At BlissDom I learned that writers, bloggers are supported by three circles of people: 1. Spouse or significant other. 2. Family and friends. 3. Other dreamers you know. Writing is a solitary, … Continue reading

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A Newbie Reporting, Ma’am! Blissdom 2013

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  Thoreau My funny left me around about October 2012…when I hurt my back, Superstorm Sandy came to visit, and people I know and love started to sicken. And worse. I struggled … Continue reading

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Texas: Urban Legends versus Reality

When we visited San Antonio and Austin, Texas recently I realized that some urban legends are true: Some things really are bigger in Texas. For instance, if you read my May 9th post you already know that vehicles (trucks! Ford! Chevy!) … Continue reading

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Austin, TX: Bess Bistro and Sandra Bullock

Do you love the actress Sandra Bullock? Did you know she owns a restaurant in Austin, Texas, where she lives with her little boy Louis? I do. I did. No visit to Austin would have been complete without dining at … Continue reading

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Austin, Texas: The Pub Crawler

My husband Mike and I were having a drink and hanging out on the second-floor porch at Opal Divine’s last Tuesday night when this vehicle rolled up and parked in front of the bar/restaurant. We’d never seen anything like it … Continue reading

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Austin, TX: Fun, Hip and Happening. Is My Age Showing?

Austin, Texas business owners along 6th Street have a sense of humor and it’s reflected in their signage. It shows in the clever and repeated use of neon. It shows in the wordplay on the signs. I am enthralled with … Continue reading

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Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch, San Antonio TX

Ahhhh. Yessss. No deadlines. We are relaxed. Or should I say my husband Mike and I relaxed all day Monday at the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch. We spent the day in a private pavilion overlooking the lazy river being, well, … Continue reading

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Destination: Texas!

Fresh manicure? Check. Fresh pedicure? Check. Refill all tiny travel containers with TSA-approved liquids and gels. Check. Pack? Nope. Not yet. My husband Mike and I are going to San Antonio, Texas. This will be my third time visiting that … Continue reading

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