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Bucket List

I recently watched The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. I found the movie interesting, as it dealt with two terminally ill men who create a bucket list of things to do before they die. Simultaneously humorous and sad, the plot raised a question...

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Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again, the time of renewal, rebirth, warmer weather. Spring. Flowers bloom, trees bud, birds build their nests and, of course, the always dreaded-spring cleaning. For me it’s not just deep cleaning every square inch of my house, it’s also about...

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Happy New Year!

Fast away the old year passes, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! Laughing, quaffing all together, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la,...

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The Colors of Fall

Fall.  I love the season. What’s not to love about it? The kids are back in school and the weather has fallen to under 100 degrees. Being from the Midwest, a lot of people ask me if I miss the fall? Good question. Hmmm. I like being able to eat outside year-round...

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Back to School

It's that time of year again. Kids are back in school. Unlike past years though, I did not accompany my youngest to school on her first day, she went on the bus. This made me sad because a tradition had come to an end. Not by her choosing, but by mine. The time had...

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Sagging Middles

Okay, I'm depressed. You know, that mind numbing depression you face when you stare at that manuscript after you've ditched yet another pair of too-tight pants that are now lying in a pile on the floor. Finally I realize that I've hit that road bump of mid-life, and...

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I is for Iron

I is for Iron, R is for Revisions-Nary the two shall meet? I hate to iron. Let me count the ways. Pants, shirts, dresses, skirts, underwear....Underwear? Yes, I've heard people iron their underwear. Don't worry, I'm not one of them. I know, TMI, but how many writers...

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Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies and Other Things that Bump Up Our Determination It was a dark and stormy night... Okay, so it wasn't exactly stormy, just a light gusty breeze, but it was dark and late. Finally, after a thirty minute commute from my local chapter meeting, I pulled...

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Drum Lessons

The Value Of Learning The Craft Commit me. I must be certifiable. We just allowed our eight-year-old son to buy a used drum set from our neighbors. As if there wasn't enough noise in my house to begin with between the big screen television with surround sound, two...

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School Daze

Dancing In The Hallways-Or-The Empty Nest SyndromeWhat Type of Writer Are You? Okay. I admit it. I'm one of those parents the teachers hate so much. Why? Because I'm the one dancing in the hallways on the first day of school. Yes! Arms pumping into the air here. I'm...

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Wandering Away

Misbehaving Characters I sit watching my daughter’s ballet class, I marvel at the patience of the teacher trying her best to corral a bunch of high-energy, enthusiastic 4 and 5 year olds into some semblance of order. As a mother, there is nothing cuter than seeing a...

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Hidden Eyes

Eyes In The Back Of Your Head, Or The Value Of Critique Groups The other day, I drove my two darling kids from another eventful trip to the grocery store. You know the kind of driving experience that ranks up there with a root canal. From the "Mommy, Shane hit me.",...

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Novelist Kim Watters has written 7 books and numerous short stories and blog articles. Based in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona, Kim lives with her two children and three crazy rambunctious cats.