Monthly Archives: April, 2012


♫little tea-pot short and stout. Here is my handle; here is my spout. When I get all steamed up,  Then I shout. Just tip me over and pour me out!♫ ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ ♦♦♦♦♦ He he, I’ve been chasing a lot of butterflies lately, just because I can, and I think they’re so pretty.  It amazes me …

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Puzzle Pieces

The sides of the brain are like puzzle pieces.  They work better when they go together.  Even for those who are dominantly right or left brain, the other side is part of who they are.  At first look, it may appear the puzzle consists of only two pieces that look like this: In reality, the …

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My Favorite Lady Friend

Disclaimer – this poem isn’t really meant to be “good” or deep or anything else than a fun exercise.  It is written by me, Gram, to my other half, Imma.  As you know, I enjoy playing with words, and this poem worked well with that goal.  I hope you enjoy🙂 Gram My Favorite Lady Friend I …

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Don’t stop being you!

I think it hurt my performance because I stopped being me. That won’t ever happen again. Christopher Darden Read more at Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when it goes to far, it will kill your writing. We readers come to you for your writing. If we want to read someone else, …

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Great Minds?

What happens when great minds DON’T think alike? We recently heard that saying about great mind’s thinking alike, looked at each other, and laughed.  OK, so we, Gram and Imma, are really only half brains, we still do NOT think alike!  We would probably do better under the heading of “opposites attract”. So how do …

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Do something else

“Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt ♦-♦-♦ Yes, those of you who follow my other blog will recognize these words.  But here we’re going to take a little different focus.  As I have navigated the blogosphere and the world of internet writing, I …

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Handling writer’s block

Gram:  I probably deal with writers block more than Imma does. One reason is my perfectionist tendencies.  Another is my perfectionist tendencies.  :D.  I have an ‘all or nothing’ mentality when it comes to my work.  I want perfection, and I don’t want to put my name on something that doesn’t reflect well on me.  You can see …

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A fascinating look at the differences between right and left brain hemispheres

This is a lengthy video, but I hope you’ll at least give it a few minutes. It is a study of a man whose brain hemispheres were separated to help his seizures and what we’ve learned through him. Two Brained Man/Separated Hemispheres Related articles Hemispherectomy: Dramatic Surgery to Treat Epilepsy (

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Inner Voice: the writer within and more by Angela Masters Young

Today. we’re going to take some advice from a name I haven’t heard in a while:  Caroline Rhea.  In my “quotes” book, I found this advice from her, and it’s still good, so we wanted to share it with you.   This advice works in any venue, but how does it apply to the craft …

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Room for Imperfections

Gram and Imma both admit they have imperfections, in their writing and most other areas of their life.  They also agree that how you handle your imperfections is much more important than the imperfections themselves. ~*~ Some paintings or works of art have imperfections that make them special.  They set them apart and give a …

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