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How National Novel Writing Month freed my writing.

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Photograph Credit: NaNoWriMo.Org

Back in 2004, I was a member of Author Kelley Armstrong’s website. She had a forum at the back end where readers and writers alike came to chat about Kelley’s books and their own. Kelley was very supportive of all the would-be-authors on her site, and they talked about something called NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. …


Some people don’t wear masks because they can’t.

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Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

“I’d rather be uncomfortable for a few moments than catch coronavirus.”

Is a phrase I have heard often to people who learn I don’t wear a mask.

About a month ago, I was in the supermarket picking up some general things we’d run out of. It wasn’t a big shop. I was literally running in and out to get what we’d needed. It took me no longer than fifteen minutes or would have.

A woman approached me and yelled, “Get your f*****g mask on.” Startled, and not wanting to get into anything, I shrugged and walked off and carried on with what I was doing. …


Just because she’s the mother, doesn’t mean she’s fit for the job.

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Photo by Ricardo Moura on Unsplash

It is assumed that out of both parents, the mother is the best one to raise the child, after all, it is the mother who carries and births the child, it is the woman who nurses it and the woman who has that maternal bond. …

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