Creativity Vitamins Is On The Road

My Creativity Vitamin has traveled to another blog today. (Click on the image above or HERE to go to the post.) I know I get wanderlust and the itch to travel when spring rolls around. It seems my writing has, too. You can find your dose of Creativity Vitamin at the fabulous Friday Flash Dot […]

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For The Love Of Flatbread

I am a flatbread aficionado. There’s just something about the, often chewy, texture that I find very appealing. If given the choice, I will pick a flatbread over almost any other kind of bread. Chicken salad on whole wheat bread or a pita? I’ll take the pita version, please. A few weeks ago I picked […]

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Creativity Vitamin: Exercise

How many times have you seen the advice to take a walk when you need some creative inspiration? It’s a common “device” used by many writers and artists. While your body is occupied getting some much-needed exercise your brain is free to play with plots, color combinations or choosing the right fiber to knit the […]

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Crop Dusters & Minor Characters

Warm weather has finally arrived here in Michigan and that means the mosquitoes are hatching. The pesky insects are emerging in swarms and Mosquito Control has taken to the skies, using crop duster planes to distribute a form of a bacterium that kills mosquito larvae. Since I live near an airport, in an agricultural area, […]

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Mexicali Chicken & Rice

I hate handling raw chicken. The ever-present threat of salmonella turns me into a raging germophobe whenever I have to deal with any kind of poultry. I spray everything in my kitchen that was in the vicinity of the chicken with disinfectant spray and then wipe it off with antibacterial cleaning wipes. It takes awhile […]

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What Ingredient Would You Add? (With Excerpt)

Would you like to help me with my next book? I am developing recipes for the second book in the Bartonville series, “Road to the Colony”. In one of the novelettes (the book has three), I mention a vegetable soup and I would like to include the recipe for it. I’ve listed within the story […]

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Creativity Vitamin: Lists

I have noticed quite a few comments about making lists on my Creativity Vitamin series. Many of us use lists to keep organized or prevent forgetting things. Did you know they can also help keep your creativity levels from waning? Have you ever been working on a project and found yourself thinking about half a […]

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Creativity Vitamin: Mindless Tasks

Do you ever feel like there are so many thoughts swirling in your brain you’ll never be able to concentrate on one? I think many of us feel like that now. There are emails to answer, social media accounts to update, phone calls to return and blog posts to write. Then you have those household […]

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I’m On Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As many of you know, Google Reader will be discontinued this summer. I’ve joined Bloglovin’ to keep track of my favorite blogs. You can follow me there, too, by clicking the link above. […]

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Rice and Vegetable Bowl with Miso

I own a little, saved-me-from-starving-many-times rice cooker. It is a 4-cup size, bought for $10 at Walgreens, with only two settings – on or warm. I also have a spare one in my basement that I got for a few bucks, obviously never used, at a thrift store. The rice cooker has a tendency to […]

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