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Frances D
Cape Cod, USA
Native New Yorker living in the Cape Cod countryside devoting the second half of her life to creative pursuits.
Interests: Current Non-fiction, Modern Fiction, Plays of William Shakespeare, Classic & Independent Film, Zines, Graphic Novels, Women's Studies, Theater, Immersive Theater, Local History
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off - but just for a bit. i’ll be back with a post shortly. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Just Expressing Myself
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The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Just Expressing Myself
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Reverse Glass Painting Artist/Expert Anne Dimock at work. The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Just Expressing Myself
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and I need some today. I just entered raffles for these three hand-crafted items. The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Just Expressing Myself
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The Kindness Rock Project Homepage The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Just Expressing Myself
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I finished the Discover Intuitive Collage Course. It took half dozen computers in THREE states - long story - but it's completed. ANIMAL FAIRY TALE TRUTH The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Just Expressing Myself
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I spent part of last night and all this morning working on collages. I might even complete the course before the weekend. CONFLICT DARKNESS EMPOWERMENT TRUTH The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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I registered and started my 100 Day Project on January 20th 2019. The project? This blog. 78 days later I'm still enjoying myself. I had a bad, and by bad I mean bad, bout of Bloggers Block during the latter half of 2018. Eighteen years of happily posting on a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
and we saw two good ones. US - Jordan Peele’s second horror film has me making all kinds of moves in my seat; scrunching down low, jumping, fliching, and white knuckling the arm rests. I can’t wait till it’s available OnDemand, because I’m going to watch it at least twice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening. - Wallace Stevens The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Homepage Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
as in chilling out and winding down This afternoon I spent some time at one of my go-to places here in town - the library - fine-tuning the categories and tags here at J.E.M. Tomorrow I’m going to read and re-do some of my past posts. It's all about the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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My daughter Josie and her husband Chris have shared their home with us on the Cape since 2013. It all started in late January 2012. My husband Juan woke up with a stomach ache. I was surprised - the man had a cast iron gut. We didn't panic. We figured... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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It’s my pleasure to introduce you all to Frisky age nineteen. She’s Kitty in Residence where I’m staying in North Jersey. She’s quite glad there’s an extra human on hand to do her bidding. When I sit at the dining room table do my Morning Pages she sits dead center... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
I’ve brought three with me to read during my vacation. The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Bosner From the author’s website: Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men dressed as police officers broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
I’m headed to Northern New Jersey to visit an old friend. It won’t be a short visit; I’ll be there from April 2nd through the 30th. New York City, my hometown, is just a 15-20 minute ride from their place. I’m looking forward to visiting my favorite (and new) museums,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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I learned about Words for Wednesday at The Memory of Rain and decided to add it to the challenge mix here at J.E.M. Creative writing doesn't come easily to me. My first attempt about a recent widow was set aside after three agonizing rewrites. The next one about a local... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
that I come across on my travels through the Internet or in books and magazines. Today while going through a pile of stuff I found three by Paramahansa Yogananda. You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; ride the lion and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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My blog buddy Lissa who creates beautiful drawings and writes wonderful stories posted about participating in the April Blogging from A-Z Challenge and I decided to join too. City Girl by Lissa. Is this gorgeous or what? You can read all about the Challenge here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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Until recently, I celebrated my mother's birthday on St. Patrick's Day. She had some problems that made motherhood an impossibility for her, so she physically our lives when I was about eight. My paternal grandmother never forgave me for not hating her for it. Growing up I found it easier... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
Facebook and Instagram are down for some users around the world While you can open the apps, they’re missing major functions This has been going on for about five hours in our area. I've found lots to do, including but not limited to; catching up on This is Us with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
Nine busy days since my last post. Most of the time was spent preparing for my daughter Josie's first big fundraising event for her non-profit work. We collect hygiene products and distribute them to the homeless, shelters, and working poor. Many are surprised when we tell them about our work... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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The collage course is at a standstill because I haven't been able to access the Freemix site for days. It's happened before. I've tried from different computers/browsers, even different towns. It's a bit of a mystery that I'm chalking up to the Universe having some fun with me. Compassion Intuitive... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself
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My daughter Josie LOVES the snow. She WANTED to shovel the steps. Afterwards, she made a Snow Lady out on the deck. Peace Out. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Just Expressing Myself