Author Archives: starlaure

Joaquin’s Balls

I am stressed as Hell.  I am having moments where my head is spinning, where my breath is coming short, where my stomach hurts, and I get that free fall feeling. I watched I’m Still Here this weekend, the movie … Continue reading

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Dead people, psychics, and scarves…oh my!

Another friend died this week.  Fortunately he was an old guy, which makes it better.  Still, I loved him, still I am heart heavy.  Death and its accoutrements stir up all kinds of pains and traumas, and questions, too, none … Continue reading

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Mean Girls Weren’t All Born Yesterday

An article that appeared in the New York Times on October 8, (click here for a link to the original article), puts forth research to support the idea that bullying-wise, things are getting worse for girls ages 3-9, and that … Continue reading

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F#$% the Law of Attraction

Before everyone gets all irritated with my negativity, let me just say this:  I am and always will be a believer that your chances of getting what you want in life are multiplied by thousands if you come at whatever … Continue reading

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Lines on your face

I have to address this, even though it isn’t specifically about writing, at least not on the surface, because I keep having the same conversation with my friends over and over again. It seems to be the general consensus among … Continue reading

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The Adoration of S.E. Hinton

    Susan Eloise Hinton was born in 1950 (Wikipedia says 1948, but also says a bunch of untrue things about my Grandfather, so I’m inclined to believe my other resource.  Apologies if I’m wrong) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and began … Continue reading

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I got my first rejection from my first real live agent last week. It was kind of fun in a morbid way. I mean, on the one hand it was a rejection, which sucks, but on the other hand, it … Continue reading

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