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Cheap at Half the Price

Welcome to Coldly Calculating: Writing by the Numbers. I am your host each week as we probe the darker corners of your imagination. This series is meant to help feed your mystery/horror muse, so try to give us chills! The prompt is open to interpretation,

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Get Over It, Mom!

When my daughter rages it can often feel like she???s out to kill me a personal attack. Some of the words she throws at me are so venomous and laden with hate they feel like physical blows. It???s so very hard not to get caught

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How To Build Trust In Writing

???All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.??? ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan In my first marriage trust was an issue. I trusted my husband’s faithfulness for far too long even though his behavior did nothing to elicit this. Just my

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Coldly Calculating: Seven Deadly Sins

Welcome to Coldly Calculating: Writing by the Numbers. I will be your host each week as we probe the darker corners of your imagination. This series is meant to help feed your mystery/horror muse, so try to give us chills! The prompt is open to

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Juniper Files: Grandiosity

Grandiosity is a symptom of bipolar mania. The term describes the larger-than-life feelings of superiority often experienced during manic, hypomanic or mixed episodes. In our bpkids, this symptom can be seen in many different forms. They consider themselves bigger than life, invincible. They can be

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Juniper Files: Mission Incognito

Everyone has probably thought, at one point or another, ???I wonder who has me in the background of their Holiday photos???? Looking stunning in a sleek MiracleSuit swimsuit. (You know, the one you didn???t have to bust your ass to get into?) Or maybe you

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Suspending Belief

In life, we face many situations that we just know will have a particular outcome. Even knowing that we still hold on to hope, to doubts, and to the belief that maybe, just maybe, we can change the outcome. Sometimes these are good situations and

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Juniper Files: Hamster Heartbreak

Watching my 15-year-old daughter play with her little black hamster reminds me of the time, way back, when her and my younger son got their first ones. The anticipation lasted for weeks. I promised the two of them??if they passed the 4th grade, I would

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Recipe for Raising a Teenager

Ingredients: Loving Parents (quantity and flavors may vary) Stable environment (size and locations may vary) A pinch of patience A dash of defiance (I am so not in denial) A sprinkle of spunk And a big dollop of LOVE (the fresh kind works best)  

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