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Weekly Writing Challenge: DNA Analysis

Your challenge is to take something intensely personal — the bits and pieces that make you YOU — and use them as a springboard for a post that makes a larger point and resonates with lots of other readers. I … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home

If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you? When I was younger I probably would have … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Dream Home

You win a contest to build your dream home. Draft the plans. My ideal home cannot be too huge…  I don’t want a maid living in my huge house to help me with the chores and  I’m also uncomfortable thinking … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Landscape

When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?   I see the lake from my dining and living room.  It is very peaceful and gratifying.  I feel very … Continue reading

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Back Home Once Again…

Soon, real soon, I’ll be visiting home… Waking up to the sound of Sean screaming, “Mommy; Daddy”… While Tyler sleeps through a storm, Sean wakes up before six… Letting all of us know, “I’m up”… They don’t call me Nana … Continue reading

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DAILY PROMPT: FIVE A DAY

You’ve being exiled to a private island, and your captors will only supply you with five foods. What do you pick? We can’t survive without water, therefore, that’ll be my first… Protein will keep me full longer and provide energy…  … Continue reading

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Texas-Style Barbecued Beef Brisket

Ingredients 1 large sweet onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon jarred beef soup base 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons hickory liquid smoke 1 (2- to … Continue reading

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