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working on a grant

So, I’m working on a grant to teach a workshop or class about designing a website. Now this wouldn’t be a hands on here; where to click kind of thing, instead an overview of how to get started; how to plan the site, elements of good design, etc. I don’t know if it will get accepted or even funded. I hope it gets accepted. I’m ...

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Robin reads: Same Sweet Girls and How I Paid for College

Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King Think Steel Magnolias. Terms of Endearment. the Ya-Ya sisters. Got it? Like those? Well, you might like this one, too. A story of a group of late 40s Southern Belles who get together every year to elect a new queen and celebrate their friendship. The story revolves around one particular year in their lives. Slightly bittersweet, but enjoyable enough. ...

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robin reads: Cell and Evidence of Things Unseen

Okay, I think I first need to state that I checked out alot of books over the holidaze for vacation reading. There, how is that for a disclaimer? Cell: A novel by Stephen King As an early reader of Stephen King (I read Salem’s Lot in 6th grade, umm… Mom, you didn’t hear that….) I sometimes feel kind of obligated to read his books. I ...

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ouch.

well, I got an impatient rejection email today. I submitted works to a local gallery show and I hadn’t heard anything. So, I contacted them. I got a kind of snippy email about too many entries and not having time to contact everyone. ON COME ON. Email takes 5 minutes to send out a generic en masse to the rejects: we’re sorry, while your work ...

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the storms in my head

well, in the last couple of weeks I’ve had at least 5 migraines. I can’t even count anymore. The good news is with medication, they only last 2-4 hours max, vs. the 8-16 hours of the past. Yesterday morning when I woke up, I felt incredibly groggy and foglike. I’ve never had that as a precursor to a migraine before, but by lunchtime, it was ...

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