Author Archives: 1WriteWay

About 1WriteWay

Writer, blogger, knitter, and cat lover.

Veterans Day 2018 #VeteransDay

To honor my many family members who have served in the military … To honor my dear surrogate grandfather, Ted Albers (RIP), who was drafted into the Army at the age of 34, captured at the Battle of the Bulge, … Continue reading

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Reaching for the Stars: Prose Poem? #MondayBlogs #yoga

I felt the staccato snap of each vertebrae in my spine as I lengthened and then twisted my torso in Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) and wondered how much longer I could keep looking up at the ceiling before I lost all … Continue reading

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I. WANT. IT. TO. STOP.

Warning: Strong language, grief and rage. When you grow up in as large an extended family as mine (my mom was one of 12 children), tragedy and premature death is fairly commonplace. In no particular order: A three-year-old cousin dies … Continue reading

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Views From the Road: The Kindness of Strangers #MondayBlogs #humanity

Here we are at long last. The finale. The End. If you’re just joining me, feel free to take a detour to my earlier posts about our trip to California and Nevada. The best way there is to visit my … Continue reading

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You asked for it: Yesterday Road now available in paperback!

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Yes, I’m delighted to announce that you can now display Yesterday Road, my first indie novel, on your bookshelf. Check out the paperback edition over at Amazon. When I first decided to dabble in…

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Views From the Road: Grimes Point and Petroglyphs #MondayBlogs #Nevada

Well, we’ve finally arrived at the penultimate post on our trip to California and Nevada. If you need to catch up (and it won’t be for the faint of heart), you can begin here with The Devil’s Slide and Mussel … Continue reading

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Views From the Road: Back to Nevada Where There’s No Hurricanes #MondayBlogs #Rockcandy

The good news is my home and hearth came through Hurricane Michael with some inconvenience but no damage, no loss of life or limb, nothing but a scary few hours and no power for a couple of days. Words cannot … Continue reading

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Another Unscheduled Interruption #HurricaneMichael

Now if I were a planner, I’d have all my remaining posts on our vacation written, proofed, revised and scheduled. But “Planner” is not my middle name. My middle name doesn’t even begin with P. A more disciplined person than … Continue reading

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Views From the Road: Reno, Nevada #MondayBlogs #travel

When we told people about our upcoming vacation, and that part of it would be in Reno, most responded, “Reno?! Why Reno?” Often I answered, “Why not?” When we lived in San Francisco, we spent our summer vacations hiking and … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Messenger #MondayBlogs #ILoatheFacebook

A few days ago I took a Texas chainsaw to my Facebook friend list. I was teetering on a tipping point, the same tipping point that I’ve been balancing myself on for a few years now. I’ve come to loathe … Continue reading

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