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Barbara Force

What great advice-I needed to hear
that today. You are so creative
and certainly on a roll. You are such an inspiration!

carol perkins

you couldn't have picked a more imposing wall to illustrate your point!

Loren Stephens

Great title. Great visual. You are an inspiration as always. Hugs, Loren


I guess that wall is called resistance.
Marilynn from the mountains


Marilynn - Yes, exactly - resistance!
And Carol, Barb and Loren, thanks for checking in -


oh and Jazzlamb, if you are getting these repelis, I forgot to respond to your comment about Craig Thompson, I have read Goodbye- Chunky Rice and liked it a lot, but I liked Blankets much more. I think I am partial to the autobiographical graphic novels.


K.T. HannaAck! That would be awesome. Yes, yes, it's NIMROD. The 21st is actllauy my Birthday lol. We're going down that night. I live in Wichita lol so I'm pretty close even if we can't meet up that night (I have another friend who wants to meet lol) it'd be great to get together sometime since we live relatively close.Yeah, I'm so nervous. It's great to see that other people have the same sort of troubles too. So happy you found a crit group!


Joanna, this is a perfect month for this theme. With the cnhage of seasons, it feels natural to take some time and savor the newness, to slow down the pace and do some self-reflection and internal spring cleaning. I really wish I was going to be in Sardinia but I have a goal for next year. I am looking forward to the coming month and the variety of voices. I am sure that I will find a fresh perspective as I come here to exhale.Karen Swims last blog post..

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