Category Archives: Real Life

sometimes life kicks you in the face

Our annual big AAU Taekwondo championship is coming up in slightly less than a month. Many of our black belts are competing this year for one reason or another (including my husband and son), but I am determined to compete. … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

I have been a diet-controlled diabetic for eight years and I eat gluten free due to sensitivities. I am trying to search out recipes that I can make ahead and just pull out of the freezer when I need them. Recently our CSA has been overabundant with summer sweet corn. I searched for recipes for gluten free cornbread muffins that included corn kernels. I found the recipe Late Summer Corn Muffins at Gluten Free on a Shoestring, which was almost perfect. All I needed to do was adapt it to my specific lower sugar needs. Continue reading

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Breaking Bricks (not bones)

When I tested for my black belt in June, one requirement was to try to break a brick. I did try, and I failed, and while I still got my black belt, that failure hung over my head. I’ll admit, I … Continue reading

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Reading! Signing! Cookies! (+apology)

First things first: I will be at Flights of Fantasy in Albany, NY on Sunday at 4pm to read and talk and sign copies of my book! Please come out and join us there and enjoy cookies! I will have … Continue reading

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Commit to the Kick

I could keep talking about Jordan… and you know I want to! But while I will urge you to go to his birthday party and of course, please feel free to spread the news about him, I’ll leave that for another … Continue reading

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Music: Upcoming Concerts

Have I talked about music before? Maybe, maybe not… suffice to say, music is a hugely important part of my life. Lyrics have a huge influence on me, inspiring ideas, moods, themes. As a teen (and well into adulthood) I … Continue reading

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Happy 2014

Good morning and happy new year! May 2014 be wonderful and bring you bright blessings (and if you’re a writer, may it bring you words and more words!). The first day of the year is traditionally a time of reflection, … Continue reading

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