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101 Pat-Downs

One of the scariest things about publishing a book? Waiting for the feedback. I’ve been on pins and needles the last couple …

A dozen years of musing

Whoa. This morning Facebook reminded me that The Bluest Muse turned 12 yesterday.¬† (And yes, I missed it. Again.) Twelve whole years …

101 Pat-Downs Cover

Happy birthday 101 Pat-Downs!

Drum roll, please… It’s officially book day!! What started in Cactus Land 11 years ago and finished in Sacramento¬†during a pandemic is …

Book advance

20 goals for 2020

Amid the debates about whether we’re starting a new year or a new decade, I saw a Twitter thread last week about …

Taking stock of 2018

We spent part of New Year’s day with a dozen people piled in a busted pick-up truck, rumbling down a winding 4-wheel-drive-only …

Calming the monkey mind

Friend who’s staying over this weekend for airshow practice: “What are you up to today?” Me: “Writing my section of a joint …

Finding flow in collaboration

We started after breakfast, me unpacking colored paper, a pad of poster-sized pages, and a collection of happy office supplies (highlighters, markers, …