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Entries in writer's block (32)


Day 30 of 30 day writing challenge

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

It's over and I wanted to reflect now on how this 30-day challenge has changed me.

Today, I spend the day motivating and helping my almost-18-year-old daughter write a 15-page play for the San Mateo Traffic Court judge in the Juvenille Court. We had the awesome experience of opting to meet with the judge on a speeding ticket of hers. We includes me because until she is 18, it's all about the parent.

Lucky us... the judge

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Destiny - Day 29 of 30 day writing challenge

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

I started out this challenge on Day 2, posting both 1 and 2 on that day. So, I thought I'd end in the same way, coming full circle. I'm all about balance and all about circles.

Dear Destiny, I am ready now. I'm ready for my dreams to come true. I'm ready now, but let's say my dreams are already true

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When wearing a suit reminds me that I love my split ends - Day 28 of 30 day writing challenge

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

I was dressed up today wearing a suit. This hasn't happened in decades, it seems. I'm a freelance writer and yoga teacher. And I'm a mother of three. For many years, I'm not sure I brushed my hair every day.

But I don't want to look like a man

Today I'm wearing a full blown suit. My daughter said to me, "Mom, you look like a

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Words I said today - Day 27 of 30 day writing challenge


\ˈwərd\  a single distinct conceptual unit of language, comprising inflected and variant forms.


30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

Mina Elizabeth gave me this idea today to write only about the words I say out loud today. After yesterday, I had planned to make today a silent day, whereby I'll hide from others, and while in public put myself on MUTE. It's the Silent Retreat I've been dreaming of.

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Quantum physics - Day 26 of 30 day writing challenge

Touch me and I'll change

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

I'm not a scholar but I love quantum physics. I dreamed about it last night somehow and then saw someone post about the subject today (which I hardly ever see). One of my favorite books is The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra.

particles collide... we are made of particules

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Circular discussions on grasping onto happiness - Day 25 of 30 day writing challenge

To be or not to be at peace

I read an article today posted on the Elephant Shambhala facebook page about True Love from a Buddhist's perspective. I immediately clicked on it believing it would all be about how it's not really love if you are grasping on to another person. [I hate those articles].

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I'm glad I'm not into makeup - Day 24 of 30 day writing challenge

when it's all about the eyeliner

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

It was my older daughter's high school graduation yesterday. I have been meaning to make more of an effort to wear makeup and get dressed up more often. I watch my daughters and see all of their eyeliner. My youngest daughter takes an hour to put it all on. How is that possible when it takes me 90 seconds? One day I decided to try some of their liquid eyeliner on the top lid, when I'm used to the pencil on the lower lid. I got chastised bigtime by both girls.

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A day where I'm comatose On Hold with the traffic court - Day 23 of 30 day writing challenge

My view while On Hold (Golden Gate Bridge fog horn in background)

30-Day writing challenge through Kale & Cigarettes (500 words)

Today is a day where I won't make any decisions without first having a sign. Until I see one, I'll be comatose. I want to see if this universe is really looking out for me.

I need to be prompted for everything. I might need to meditate a lot if I have nothing incoming. Spam emails don't count.

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