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Volunteering is Good for the Soul

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I've spent the last 20 years volunteering in our public schools. It's one of the things in my life that I do not look back on with regret, not one bit. It has been time well spent because I wanted to help my kids. Once I got into it, I realized I wanted to help as many kids as possible, not just mine. 

I really thought I'd be the soccer mom, but it turned out that my sons had different talents and different interests and ended up being choir/musical theater geeks. Twice a year, I've spent a good amount of time being one of many in our parent army that helps produce very big musicals at the local high school. I'll admit to being biased, but I'm not lying AT ALL when I say these shows on the high school level are really more like watching college level productions. We are fortunate to have a great director, really talented set designers, lighting designers, costumers and choreographers who love working with her, and kids in this area who are super talented. There …

A Baby?

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Yes, a baby!
I just finished writing a chapter and it's made me giddy. There's a baby in the sequel. I wasn't sure if I was going to do it, but there is a lot of travail for my characters, so this felt like the right move. A little dollop of happiness and it's going to make one of my characters do some reeling. That'll be fun to write. I know, I'm evil;)








Fight Scenes!

I was stumped this afternoon trying figure out how to finish a chapter. Epic son comes home from school, I ask him about his favorite fight scenes, we even go through the moves of how a princess might escape a choke-hold, and voila! Chapter ends with almost as much epicness as my son. Thanks boyo!

Here's his suggestion. We watch Arrow together, so no surprise on which one he picked;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WdS2I6TR0A