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A Lyrics Poem for Cancer Patients

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Cancer treatment is a roller coaster of hope and despair; excitement and dread; and a lot of pain. Here’s a poem compiled of some select song lyrics that I found particularly appropriate at various times during my treatment (diagnosis, medical prep, chemo, surgery, radiation, recovery). Can you name all 14 songs? What songs have helped you through the process?

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Is Blogging Right For You?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Full Series Is Blogging Right For You? Tips and Tricks for Better Blogging Pretty Posts Happy Guests This article appeared in the November/December 2008 issue of Writers’ Journal. It’s part 1 of a 3 part series. Since its publication I have revised my opinion of the value of blogs, primarily due to the improvements in […]

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Baltimore 43 – A Great Convention

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Once again, I attended panels at Balticon and as always, I had a fantastic time. This year was a bit different for me, since my husband ended up in Florida for the weekend and I had my sister-in-law looking after my daughter. I was able to hang out and do all sorts of things I hadn’t been able to do in previous years, including get to talk to people and SHOP! Yes, I actually got to browse through the vendors tables this year! I approve of the new set-up for those as well.

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Maryland Writers’ Association Conference: A Great Experience

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I had the privilege of speaking at the 21st Annual Maryland Writers’ Association Conference on May 9, 2009, held at the Maritime Institute of Technology in Linthicum Heights, MD. The Maritime Institute was a great facility for the event. I say this from the perspective of a speaker who has had her unfair share of “oops” stories when it comes to presenting. (see Adventures in Teaching Blogging to Writers and A Special Thank You to Balticon 42.)

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At Risk Middle School Girls Update

Monday, February 23, 2009

to Teach At Risk Middle School Girls in Montgomery County,” I embarked this past fall on a new teaching experience. Through Passion for Learning’s GRRL Tech, Girls Really, Really Love Technology, I took on a classroom full of 6th and 7th grade girls with the intent of teaching them web programming.

You’ll be happy to know they didn’t tear me to pieces.

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The Eastern Shore Writers Association Puts on a Great Conference

Monday, February 23, 2009

February 21, 2009 held the 12th annual Bay to Ocean Writers’ Conference, put on by the Eastern Shore Writers’ Association. Having now gone, it’s easy to see why it’s sold out three years in a row. A more friendly and comfortable atmosphere you couldn’t hope to find anywhere. The food was light and delicious, the classrooms and auditorium had great acoustics and the technological infrastructure to make speaking there a fantastic experience.

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