Category Archives: Challenge

Out of the Comfort Zone


I am a puzzle freak. I love a challenge. I need a challenge. ♥♦♥♦♥ I’m not talking about jigsaw, puzzles here.  I mean the kind that you buy in a booklet type thing.  Cross Sums, Numbers Place, Syllacrostics, Anacrostics, Cryptograms, and the like.  In my obsession, I often will get into one type of puzzle …

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Put the ketchup on ‘em


My grandson loves to play “ketchup” when we’re in the car.  This game started as a game of “catch up” in which we would attempt to catch up to or pass the car in front of us (safely of course).  Soon it devolved evolved into “let’s put the ketchup on ‘em gramma.” I tried to …

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Celeste: A Review


Celeste is a psychological thriller in novella form by Michelle Devon.  The word thriller definitely applies to this story.  It keeps the reader guessing at every turn and trying to predict the outcome.  Be warned that once you start reading, you will not want to put it down until the end.  Then you might wish it …

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Creativity Sparks


Today I want to share something I think of as a great creativity sparker. That may not be a word, but it is now :) This idea starts with something called a journal jar. A journal jar is a jar (duh!), such as a mason jar, in which you put strips of paper with a different topics. …

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Word Play: Illiteration


 This one is from Gram.  In the continued spirit of playing with words and all the many things that can go wrong in the English language, I want to share a word from the Urban Dictionary.  A few examples follow the definition.  I hope you enjoy :D   Illiteration – 1.  The repetition of spelling …

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More Word Play: Euphemisms


Today, we’re going to play with words again. eu·phe·mism eu-phe-mism  /ˈyufəˌmɪzəm/ Show Spelled [yoo-fuh-miz-uhm]    noun 1.  the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. 2.  the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.” Euphemisms often hit the funny bone.  It is a …

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Have you thunk a thought lately?


Think left (brain) and think right (brain) and think low and think high.  Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try! –Dr. Seuss (Oh, the THINKS you can Think!) Imagination is a wonderful thing.  It takes you places you could never go.  It takes you places that don’t exist, except in your …

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Lies Writers Believe


Today, as I read in a book called, “Lies Women Believe:  And the Truth that Sets Them Free” by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, I started thinking about writing and the lies we writers believe.  I can’t really speak for everyone, but these are a few of the one’s I’ve told myself.   THE LIE:  I can’t write …

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10 things not to say to a writer: the answers


The original post of 10 worst things to say to a writer is here. Elizabeth over at Elizabeth’s Ramblings reblogged this with her own answers.   Writers are liars. I finally got around to doing my own answers and here they are:      ENJOY!   1.  So, you’re still writing your little Poetry book?    Yes, the …

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“And how do you feel about that?”


“And How Do YOU Feel About That?”  Or  “When both sides of the brain agree”Gram:   “Did you hear the story Angie’s husband was telling her?” Imma:  “I sure did.  He said that a lady at his work asked him what his wife ‘does’.” Gram:  “Burns my nickers, it does!” Imma:  “That’s not the worst.  He told her …

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