Category Archives: downtime

The Gift

  When I was young and “invincible”, I liked horror movies. Growing up with two older siblings, I kind of bypassed the whole concept of censorship ratings—watching what they watched without a thought. Back then it was easy to separate movie … Continue reading

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Taking a Road Trip

Australia is BIG. My sister and I live in the same state, yet there’s more than 400 kilometres between us. Very soon there will be less! Planning a road trip is all about fun—what we’ll listen to, where we’ll stop, … Continue reading

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The Age of Adaline

In my household we have an ongoing love affair with time travel, and to a lesser extent, immortality. You’ve gotta love Highlander, after all, and who doesn’t adore Forever’s Dr. Henry Morgan! When I heard the premise for The Age … Continue reading

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Spruce it up… people are looking

The rush has been on to get our house ready to sell and I noticed something that still has me shaking my head. We’ve lived here for years but now we’re taking pains to make it nice for the next … Continue reading

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You can’t know where you’re going until you reconcile where you’ve been

When I was younger the only days that stood out were birthdays and major celebrations. I had – as most children do – a fixation on looking ahead to “the next big thing.” As time went on, I began to … Continue reading

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Refilling the well… it’s important in this heat!

School holidays always mess with my writing schedule, and the mid-Summer heat brings its own challenges. No one wants to sleep before midnight and I’ve decided that I can’t fuss over the lack of quality writing time too much. So … Continue reading

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Writing just for fun.

When you have the best job in the world (ie doing something you love) the concept of taking a break becomes a little… tricky.  Most people are glad to do other things when they take a break from their “day job”, … Continue reading

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