I Want a Lake House

I want a lake house. Memories are made at lake houses.  Well, technically, memories are made everywhere, like driving to get some shredded cheese or waiting for your name to be called at the dentist.  But I’m talking about the big memories, the ones that stick.  Like my wife’s memories …

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Writers’ Conference Tips

Many talented people have given advice about attending writing conferences, but they always leave out a few tips.  Here are some nuggets of wisdom that I learned the hard way: Agents don’t like high-fives.  They’ll leave you hanging, big time.  They especially hate “good game” fanny pats, even after a …

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A Different Perspective

My 10 year old daughter learns differently than most. She frequently shifts my comfortable outlook on life with her unique perspective. Daughter: Where’s Mommy? Me: Upstairs getting ready for church. D: How do you know? M: She told me. D: How do you know she’s not lying? M: Because we’ve …

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Hearing Voices

My older daughter asked me if it was weird that she “radio/TV announced” in her head during some activities, as though an announcer and a crowd were watching.  An example: “She really nailed that piano piece, did she not?  A commanding performance!” I told her it wasn’t any weirder than …

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That is Whacked

So are whacked-out crazy but addicting shows whacked-out by design?  If so, they’re genius.  Take Dragonball Z-Kai or Teletubbies or that old cartoon with the writhing talking flute or Mr. Rogers creepytown trainville with the red-nosed lady or man puppet (I never did know which).  Ok so that last one …

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