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Crying women, bruised egos and default buttons

Mike, our friend’s son, said to us, “I sat my folks down and told them, ‘You’re at the age you need to make some decisions. It will be easier to…

Flying body parts and body language

Some of our favorite times in the car are with our family listening to books on tape. As we follow CSU Pueblo’s football games around the country, we listen and…

Life after the game: Not the end of the story

As I watched the Pagosa Pirates football team play their hearts out during the Bayfield game, I saw the hurt in the players. I knew there would be life after…

The heiress to the throne has spoken

I sat at my computer in shock as I looked at the picture posted by my grandson in California. The words under the picture said, “My first tattoo went well.”…

A week with writers: It’s how you pitch it

Heaven help us all. I was with 600 writers for five days, who were all telling their stories to anyone who would listen. What happened to the one-minute elevator speech?…

On a need-to-know basis

I asked my Sweet Al a simple question. I wanted a simple answer. I only needed to know what I needed to know for my novel I’m writing. After two…

Deadlines, titles and a writer’s conference

I’m sitting here at my computer sweating deadlines and titles. Titles are negotiable, deadlines aren’t. I’m under deadline for my Artist’s Lane column, a blog for my website and the…

Isn’t that just like a man?

I said to my Sweet Al, “I was complaining about your dog to Lin and Jerry today.” He pouted, “I hope you didn’t say anything bad about her. I love…

Driving Miss Crazy: Bananas don’t travel well

After a horrible experience a few years ago, I vowed I would never drive the streets of Denver again, especially during rush hour. It’s happening again. I feel like I’m…

It’s all Greek to me

I just came from my Greek class, where I had an outburst of showing myself and, let’s just say, a moment of letting it all hang out. It’s all because…

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