NaBloPoMo: Play

This month’s theme for NaBloPoMo at BlogHer is “Play”. The writing prompts so far have included questions along the lines of “Who Did You Play With as a Child?” and “What Was a Favorite Childhood Toy?”

I’ve been having a few playful days recently. I’ve been keeping up with my writing; more than I used to. And it feels really great. The more I write, the more I want to write. It often brings to mind my favorite quote from Isaac Asimov: “I write for the same reason I breathe: Because if I didn’t, I would die.”

For me, writing … read the rest. . .

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NaBloPoMo Prompt: POEM

Today’s prompt from is “Which poet do you wish was also a blogger?”

I’d have to say… I’m not sure. Because I don’t read tons of poetry, so I’m not well-versed (pardon the pun) with poetic artists.

But I keep thinking of one. A man who’s writing style is so glorious, so creative, so inclusive and amazing that if he were a daily blogger, I’m pretty sure I’d be speaking in rhyme far more often than I do.

I am, of course, talking about non other than Theodor Geisel; better known as Dr. Seuss.

Can you imagine the possibilities … read the rest. . .

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NaBloPoMo in April

This is not to be confused with my own personal NaNoWriMo for April, in which I’ve committed to adding 50,000 words to the first novel in my and Megan’s nine-book series.

As if that’s not enough, I’ve once again committed through BlogHer to join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month – every month!) for April.

I guess that’s not really a big deal, since I’ve been posting every day for the last seven months. But April’s theme intrigues me.


I don’t typically take writing prompts from BlogHer. They’re only there if you don’t know what to write… and when do … read the rest. . .

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Free Falling (A Post Borrowed from …so this is love…)

I “met” Jenn from …so this is love… through BlogHer and NaBloPoMo. I love her writing style. I love her stories. I love that she loves my blog back. It’s a mutual admiration society between the two of us.

A few days ago, she posted this great little essay she titled “Free Falling”. With her permission, I’m sharing it with you because, well, because it’s just worth sharing.

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The other day, I took a kid that I work with to the playground.

I promptly challenged him to a swinging contest.

As my legs started pumping, and I read the rest. . .

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Featured Post: I Don’t Care About Kim!

I originally posted this last week but am thrilled to announce that right now it’s being featured at You can check it out on their website by clicking here.

Rita Arens, one of the Money Editors on, has been extremely helpful and communicative. I must say, this is not what I expected. I honestly expected BlogHer to be a website where contributors posted our own links and hoped with fingers crossed that some other blogger might find our post interesting enough to leave a comment.

I didn’t really expect to be featured so soon, and I didn’t … read the rest. . .

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