Expect the Unexpected…A little Copper, the Alchemist & the Woman in Trousers, anyone? Happy Reading.
I don’t delude myself that my blog serials are “properly” written stories. They are pure unplanned, pantser fun. Since I never know what the next episode will bring, I can’t do advance planning so that everything is properly connected from the beginning. Events and characters show up later than is “acceptable.” I’m aware that flaw exists as this story-line works its way to an eventual close. Hopefully you can still enjoy this as unanticipated fun.
There have been other unexpected connections for me because of the serials. I’m very pleased that many of you who comment here are also my connections on my “career network” at LinkedIn. It was exciting to see that network reach a milestone number, and I was honored to have Dr. Phuong Le Callaway as my 100th connection there. That was also around the time I started the first culinary serial.
Phuong is successful and admirable in…
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Write what you know…Here’s Michael, digging a little deeper into the myth. Thanks Mike!
“I think you’re ready, Michael,” she said. “You’re reading very well, and I want the big kids to hear it.”
On the one hand, I was thrilled. Of all the students in the class, I was the one Mrs. Northrup had chosen for the honor. But on the other hand, I was scared silly. I was six years old that fall, a first-grader who may have been reading well but who was also the shyest student in the class. Looking back, I am sure Mrs. Northrup realized this, and she had decided the task assigned would do me good.
Of course, being six, I didn’t share her professional and experienced perspective. She’d been a teacher for decades. I just knew that standing up in front of a classroom full of older kids and reading aloud to them seemed about as beneficial for my development as walking straight into the heart…
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Episode 29 of Copper, the Alchemist and the Woman in Trousers up and running….Hold onto your seats folks and hop aboard! Toot! Toot!
Chugging Along Slowly
The steam locomotive to the Victorian Era is almost at the platform to take you to Copper, the Alchemist, and the Woman in Trousers. Although, it’s chugging along rather slowly. One of the landslide of things that derailed the locomotive last weekend was the cold I had Saturday. Happily I managed to fight it off in a single day. Not so happily, the wretched thing sneaked up on me and grabbed me by the throat (not so figuratively either) Wednesday night as I prepared my “Thriving Thursday” post for LinkedIn. Dratted sneaky cold…
Like Uncle Joe the steam locomotive is moving kinda slow.
The three things for this chapter are from a talented writer you have seen featured here in the past. I can always count on Daniel (aka Randstein) at “Hyperion Sturm” to send marvelous things to drive…
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