Suicide’s Silent Walls

August 19, 2014

The suicide of Robin Williams made many people uncomfortable. We seldom talk about suicide. Especially with those we should. We don’t know what to say. Robin’s death brought back painful memories of a dear friend who sought the same release from pain. Silent Walls Sandy had built silent walls around her in the last few years of her […]

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Marketers, Give it a Rest Already

August 13, 2014

I get it. As a business the size of one, I understand how hard owning your own business is. Entrepreneurs and small business owners wear many hats. Marketers Accountant Tech Support Customer Service Not to mention janitor, maintenance, and any other job I haven’t thought of. Could I appeal to the marketers out there? Marketers […]

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The Snarky Social Media Fan

August 5, 2014

Are social media fans different from flesh and blood? Popular author, Nora Roberts, has seen a difference. The author has a Facebook page for her Nora Roberts books and her futuristic detective series, penned under the pseudonym, J.D. Robb. Recently, the comments got rather nasty. Or so I hear as I did not see the actual comments. […]

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Idaho Train Ride

July 31, 2014

My sister, Terry, niece, Joanna, and grandniece, Sunniva are visiting us in Idaho. They live in Ohio – not Iowa – not Idaho – Ohio. They graciously reserved a train ride along the Payette River in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho for all of us and my mom. The Thunder Mountain Line dates back more than a century. Think […]

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The Internet is Not So Smart After All

July 16, 2014

We’ve all been there. That creepy place on the internet where images pop up from our recent online searches. Even creepier is when those images sneak into your email sidebar. We know Big Brother is watching but do you have to visually remind us? Every. Single. Time. As smart as the internet is, there is […]

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The Positive Pursuit

July 9, 2014

The pursuit of all things positive is strewn with obstacles. Really bad customer service Stressed-out family and friends A history of bad experiences Even the most committed Pollyanna-types buckle under the onslaught. Breathe. Just breathe. Close your eyes and listen. Peaceful Pleasure When negativity screeches its ugly sound, picture a dart toss. Pop the plaintive pause Blast […]

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Creative Copy Challenge: Again

June 25, 2014

And the obsession lives on. Thank goodness. Below is my latest submission to Creative Copy Challenge, a writing prompts site I love. The challenge words are in bold. Creative Copy Challenge #341 Jennifer watched the moisture run down the cocktail glass like a silent tear against the cheek of her soul. Depression was a physical weight she […]

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Days of Remembrance

June 12, 2014

I remember the first Father’s Day after my dad passed. My mom and I were in a card shop a few weeks before. A wave of grief hit me with the impact of a tsunami. I would no longer be purchasing a Father’s Day card for my dad. I could not hold back the tears. Days […]

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Creative Copy Challenge is Back

June 6, 2014

I’m doing cartwheels because Creative Copy Challenge is back! Creative Copy Challenge (or CCC) is a writing prompt site and the brainchild of Shane Arthur, editor extraordinaire. And all-around nice guy. This blog has CCC sprinklings throughout. The management of the site that attracts an international audience is a huge undertaking. Shane was a master […]

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Sharing What’s New

May 30, 2014

I’ve been remiss in using my News category at this blog. The adage, no news is good news, isn’t the problem as much as there’s a hint of laziness. Shocking, I know. Let’s remedy the situation and catch you up on some Miller news −for those who are interested. You can stop reading if you’re not. What’s New? […]

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