Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: September, 2012

Absolutely loved this post from Wrestling the Muse about typewriters! I just had to share it. And now… to google vintage typewriters… 🙂 For those of us who love the musicality of the manual typewriter’s clackity clack — check out this link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4nX0Xrn-wo

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Don’t Mess With the Gatekeeper

Yesterday, I was scrolling through my WordPress reader and came across a post by ZenScribbles titled “To curse or not to curse, that is the question.”  In it, she discusses her take on swearing in writing and movies. I found that I was in complete agreement with her.  Though those who know me know that …

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If willpower were all it took…

I am sure that most of you will totally relate to this… I have been sick for over a week – nothing major, just your average run of the mill end of summer cold, but wow, has it kicked my butt.  After walking around in a decongestant fog for ten days, I am tired of …

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The Monsters Under the Bed

I have never been scared of the dark. It’s the things that hang out in the dark that terrify me. And any kid will tell you, the dark is where the monsters hide. As a child, I would tiptoe down the hallway and sit at the top of the stairs while my parents watched TV and I was …

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A Monk in my Mailbox

I was baptized Catholic, raised Protestant and spent my freshman year sharing a dorm room with a practicing witch.  I work with people who practice the Jewish and Hindu faiths, and I have friends who are born-again Evangelical Christians, atheists and pagans.  Is it any surprise that I am a spiritual wanderer? Being a book …

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Ah, September…

September has always been one of my favorite months.  The leaves turn color. Days are still warm, but nights are cooler. There is a crispness in the air as the seasons change. But the best part of September is that it is Back To School time! I guess you could say that I have always …

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Wallowing in the Ebb

As many of you have realized, I have been in a bit of a creative slump. I took the last week of August off from my job and had such grand plans!  I was going to write every day, work on my manuscript submissions and crank out some query letters, schedule a bunch of blog …

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