Category Archives: Writing Lifestyle

Spending Time

Time is not my friend. It goes by too quickly. It goes by too slowly. It slips by me unawares whenever I focus too intently. This is most especially problematic when I’m supposed to be winding down for bed, as … Continue reading

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Happy 2015!

Reflecting back on 2014, it would easy to get hung up on how it was a “bad year” for me and for my family, because the first few months were difficult and the last few months have been especially difficult. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas celebration is a three-fold event. It starts with the “Cristmas party,” during which Mark and I bring the boys and, usually, my Mom to the Crist family Christmas party. Over the years this event has been transformed to … Continue reading

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The Bitter Dregs of Re-entry

So, a quick recap for those of you who don’t tune in regularly: I am a writer who supports my family by writing. I lost two weeks to a drug side effect; then, my poorly thought out efforts to make … Continue reading

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What About Now?

Before I reach any kind of conclusion, I have to set up some background, so please bear with me. To start, I’ve been studying (when I can manage it) First Things First by Stephen Covey and the Merrills. The premise … Continue reading

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What Happened Next?

Somewhere along the timeline of my life, though I’m not sure when, I was told that a story that to be published in my alma mater’s literary magazine was being nominated for an award. The award, as it was briefly … Continue reading

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What Happened?

October is gone and you, my much neglected readers, deserve an explanation for my blatant lack of posting. It all started with a good thing. I decided to use Chantix to help me quit smoking once and for all. It … Continue reading

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You’ll Be Happy to Know

I didn’t fall off the face of the earth. I just got extremely busy between getting ready to start my school, getting the boys ready to start their school, and working for clients. With any luck, my regularly scheduled programming … Continue reading

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Why Purple Pen?

People ask this question a lot. For those of you who don’t know, I run Purple Pen Writing Services. I provide marketing, content marketing, copywriting, and a host of other services to clients. But why did I name my business … Continue reading

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What I was told…

When I was ten years old, I discovered that the books I loved were written by real people. I was told that people made a living writing books and telling stories. So, when Career Day came around, I did my … Continue reading

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