Slow-Cooker Delights

Slow-Cooker Delights

Awhile back I mentioned I live by my slow cooker. There’s something appealing about throwing a bunch of ingredients in there in the morning and having a meal when we get hungry in the evening. What I love most is modifying recipes to taste and still ending up with an excellent dinner with minimal effort. …

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Dance Party Magic

Dance Party Magic

The Magic Kingdom is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite Disney park. Most of the Magic Kingdom is meant for kids, but it’s also the heart of Disney, the heart of my childhood, the place where all the movies I loved as a kid come to life. But it’s the hottest of all the parks …

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Try Again Later

Try Again Later

The May 2012 launch of the long awaited Diablo sequel introduced video game fans to the insidious Error 37, which looks to become a staple of the industry. For those unfamiliar with Error 37, I’ll back up. When Blizzard introduced the sequel to their popular Diablo franchise some dozen years after the release of the …

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Those Who Follow

Those Who Follow

I’m not a social media guru. I can’t and won’t claim to be. I’ve been poking around the Twitterverse for about a year, and I’ve learned a lot. There are tons of posts on how you can grow your Twitter following; this isn’t one of them. People use Twitter for a variety of reasons. Some …

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The Fanny Pack Fiasco

The Fanny Pack Fiasco

As I mentioned in my last vacation post, my recent trip to Florida included my first trip to Universal Studios. Our second day at the park started at the customer service desk. The Gryffindor friend I mentioned in my last post purchased a t-shirt from the Islands of Adventure park which needed to be exchanged. …

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Should Have Walked Away

Should Have Walked Away

Lately, more and more movies derive their inspiration from the pages of books. Agents and publishers were quick to praise award winning movies based on books during last year’s award ceremonies. It’s always exciting to sit in front of the big screen prepared to see the words you’ve read jump to life, to witness the …

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Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure

My fall trip to Florida included my first trip to Universal studios. I’ve heard a lot about the parks from others who’ve visited, and I know a lot of the history, but I’d never experienced it myself. Of course, Universal’s newest and most popular attraction is the Harry Potter themed park where they recreated Hogwarts …

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Accomplishing the Impossible

Accomplishing the Impossible

Every time I get mired in the rejection fugue brought on by the inability to sell my latest work, I remind myself, as everyone does, things aren’t as bad as they seem. Getting published isn’t as impossible as it feels. And even if it is, I shouldn’t feel daunted. After all, I’ve already accomplished one …

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Three by Three

Three by Three

Awhile back I wrote about my favorite books. I was careful to choose books which stood alone. Books in a series tend to have different qualities. And while they can stand tall on their own, most are stronger if taken in context, with the series treated as a whole. I’ve always intended to write about …

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