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Month: February 2020

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Black Cat Scribbles Blog: Horror Writing
Life Stuff
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

87. Haunted House

I’ve been inside a haunted house. Once, when I was in undergrad, other students told the story of a teenager who murdered his parents and burned down the house. I didn’t believe it might be true until one of them told me where to find the house remains. I got chills. That conversation always stuck […]

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Business
Consulting
Down to Business Blog

86. Consulting Cover Letters

Details matter, especially in job hunting. Recently I had a client who lost their job and was desperate to find another as soon as possible. I offered my services for cover letters and set up email tracking for them for a few jobs they really wanted to get an interview for. The way you word […]

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Kitties
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

85. New Kitties!

So one of my cats, Tiger, passed away last year due to UTI complications. It was very sad and I cried a lot. We waited a while before getting a new kitty, and we ended up with a brother and sister pair: Socks and Elsa. Socks is a little bundle of energy and zooms around […]

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Life Stuff
meal prepping
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky

84. Meal Prepping

One way I have decided to save money this year is to buy food in bulk and meal prep at home for the week. *Gasp* But don’t you not know how to cook???? Didn’t you almost burn down the house once trying to make hashbrowns????? Lol I am taking my meager skills, and with the […]

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MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky
relationships

83. Weaving Through Thunderstorms

Ever weaved through thunderstorms? One of the nicest things my husband did for me this past year was direct me through oncoming storms. After teaching my night class I was walking to the parking lot and noticed the sky was dark. Angry dark. I called up my husband, who informed me it was headed towards […]

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Holiday Posts
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky
relationships

82. Valentine’s Day

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? For some, it means flowers and chocolate and date night. For others, it is a propaganda holiday, advertising to people to get all the candy; spend all this money on a lavish present; to prove your love to your significant other. It all comes down to this one […]

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MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky
relationships

81. Cooking hamburgers

Yet another cooking misadventure. Lately we’ve been eating a lot of meat—mostly hamburgers and chicken, but we do have a duck in our freezer waiting to be thawed. I’ve seen my husband grill hamburgers a lot. Sometimes we use pre-made patties, sometimes we make our own, but always he turns the propane on, lets it […]

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Down to Business Blog
MGSpear Blog: Eclectic & Quirky
relationships

80. Focusing

I like to work in silence. It’s like oil to my thoughts, lubricating them so that they run at full speed in a logical order. Sometimes, though, I can work with noise in the background if it is people talking. I can listen to my students’ conversations and grade papers at the same time. I […]

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Black Cat Scribbles Blog: Horror Writing
Writing

79. The art of horror writing

One of the things I like about writing horror is the complexity. It plays on so many emotions and viewpoints, rather than just ahhh! The monster killed again! Blood and gore everywhere! What does that monster represent? How does it impact the reader’s life? Some of the best horror I’ve read wove a path of […]

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