1. mfieldswriter

    Dreams of Running Released

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    My newest novel, Dreams of Running, is now available in paperback and e-book. I’m glad to see it finally on the shelves. It was a long time coming.

    It’s a good thing I completed all the editing and final bits before I discovered Masterpieces’s, Poldark, otherwise I might never have …

  2. mfieldswriter

    New Novel

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    Hi folks. I haven’t been up on my blogging this last year–grieving has taken so much of my energy that I’ve had little for art or creativity. But I have managed to finalize the novel I finished while we were in Costa Rica last year. Publication date should be mid-next …

  3. mfieldswriter

    Love from the Beyond

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    Every morning I get up, take the dog out to pee, then turn to my coffee maker. (Yes, I only drink decaf, but you know it does still have some caffeine, and the steaming cup, the bitter nuttiness–that’s what I’m addicted to.) When I lift the mini-blinds to get to …

  4. mfieldswriter

    Coping and Hope

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    I wrote something yesterday. Only 750 words or so, but it wasn’t an email message or a note to my sleeping teenage son saying I’d taken the dog for a walk so if he woke, get his own breakfast. It took me about twenty minutes to write the first sentence, …

  5. mfieldswriter

    Pre-Order…it’s finally here!

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    I know you all have been faunching at the bit, on pins and needles, waiting with baited breath and all that, for the release of The Weaver’s Light. Well trusty fans (all six of you), your desires are ready to be fulfilled–The Weaver’s Light is now available, in paperback or …

  6. mfieldswriter

    Living in the “after”

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    I am living in the days after my best-friend /companion /confidant/ lover/ soulmate/ husband left his wrecked body behind, and moved into the the afterlife, joining his father and others he loved who had gone on before him.

    Its an unbelievable, unreal place to be–living without his shining eyes, his …

  7. mfieldswriter

    Gratitude and Appreciation

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    Folks, I’ve traveled a fair amount in my life. At age 12, I went to Canada with my band class and stayed with a host family for several days–my first trip out of the country. You wouldn’t think the language would be a barrier, but I swear to god, the …

  8. mfieldswriter

    Diary Dilemma: Can’t write

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    I can’t write. Had a lot free time today. I wandered the house. I swept. I cleaned the toilets. I cooked a meal. But I couldn’t pick up the computer and write, though I did spend a lot of time on it…not writing. I picked it up to use iMessage, …

  9. mfieldswriter

    El Cajon Morning

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    Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='https://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery !=='undefined')jQuery(d.body).trigger('pd-script-load');}(document,'script','pd-polldaddy-loader'));

    Lucky me, I had all three! What was your morning like?

    Tagged: dog, living abroad

  10. mfieldswriter

    Small World

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    We’re in Guatemala. Guatemala City to be exact. Why? Because our visa was about to expire and our paperwork has not been processed yet to give me and the boys residency. We had to go somewhere, and this was the cheapest. Plus, Alex’s dad’s cousin lives here, and we had …

  11. mfieldswriter

    Surreal

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    No glib, superficial entry today. Sorry folks, this one is a little heavy.

    A couple of nights ago, we were driving up the mountain from town. It was dark, raining lightly, and a thin fog hung on the banana plants and spiked fences of our neighbors. The headlights flashed across …

  12. mfieldswriter

    Our Friend Otto

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    What did you to today? I outran a hurricane.

    O.K., not really “out run”, because we were driving, but you get what I mean. We’d PLANNED a trip to the Osa peninsula, but got an email from the hotel we were to stay in that the place was flooded. So, …

  13. mfieldswriter

    Oh man, it’s here…election day!

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    Heck, you’ve got to vote for a president today (if you’re in the U.S., that is). Why not throw down another vote on my super scientific poll?

    Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='https://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery !=='undefined')jQuery(d.body).trigger('pd-script-load');}(document,'script','pd-polldaddy-loader'));
    Tagged: election, president, voting

  14. mfieldswriter

    Diary Dilemmas: Caribbean Coast

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    Some of you might be able to find Costa Rica on the map, and some of you might think I’ve moved to that territory of the U.S. that’s off the coast of FL. (That would be Puerto Rico, btw). But what most of you might not know is that Ticos* …

  15. mfieldswriter

    Dairy Dilemmas

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    I knew our family would be making some major adjustments with this move to Costa Rica.We’d be dealing with improving our understanding and speaking of the language; we’d be driving where rules of the road don’t really apply; we’d be trying to find stores, doctors, parks, etc. in a country …

  16. mfieldswriter

    Expectation Adjustment

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    I wish I could be more like my dog. This morning, she wakes up, runs over to my bed and puts her wet nose on me, so happy and excited–“Hey, there’s my person-mommy! Right there beside me, and low enough I can KISS her! Hurray!” I crawl out of bed …

  17. mfieldswriter

    Tropical life

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      We wake at the butt-crack of dawn each day, as the manic rooster down the road believes that “morning” begins at 3:45 a.m. I will turn him into fricassee before the month is over. But, one advantage of rising with the dawn is that you see and hear things …

  18. mfieldswriter

    Pokemon STOP

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    Pligxok waved his key-fob. His craft beeped and then disappeared behind its cloaking device. He loved that feature—it had been worth the extra fifty thousand kritoks, regardless of what his wife said. He adjusted his facial-mirroring device, pulled on his brown gloves, and then tugged on his tunic until it …

  19. mfieldswriter

    Things are going south

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    My family has made a wild and wonderful decision for our immediate future: we are going to move to Costa Rica for at least a year. “What?” some of you gasp. “Why on earth would they do that?” Well people, it’s because when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. …

  20. mfieldswriter

    Amazon Giveaway

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    I’m running an Amazon Giveaway for Matchmaker of Magics for the next 21 days. Here’s your chance to win a fabulous (if I do say so myself) young-adult, speculative fiction novel filled with adventure, unrequited and requited love, angst, dangerous creatures and people, and oh yes, magic!                 […]…

  21. mfieldswriter

    Ten Ways to Break Your Back

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    For you intrepid readers who saw my last blog entry, you might notice a theme of physical ailments and my whining complaints that accompanying them. My hope is you can have a giggle at my expense. Personal pain as inspiration for writing; not a new concept at all. Ten ways …

  22. mfieldswriter

    The Basilisk in Barnes and Noble

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    A short story of fun… “Song for the Basilisk,” Ted read, peering at the paperback in his hand. He glanced up at Amita. “What do you think this is about? Aren’t basilisks snakes? They don’t sing.” “It says ‘Song for the Basilisk, not ‘by the Basilisk’,” Amita said, raising her …

  23. mfieldswriter

    My wrist hurts

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    Too much mousing. That’s what’s done it–the hurting wrist. I’ve given my website a make-over, and that involved a whole lot of mouse use, and now I’m paying the price. But, the site looks pretty good. That’s a plus. Some might say that I’ve spent the last two days on …

  24. sandyjensen

    Proposal Report (Student Example by Shelby Taylor)

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    Proposal for a Tumble of the Nursing Staff at  Oregon State Hospital

    DATE: May 19, 2016

    TO: Lindsey Sande (Assistant Director), Mike Soaper (Director of Nursing)

    FROM: Shelby Taylor (MHTT)

    SUBJECT: Proposal for Staffing

    Introduction

    The year of 2016 has brought many changes to Oregon State Hospital (OSH) and opened …

  25. sandyjensen

    Proposal Report (Student Example by Meredith Blair)

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    Proposal Report: Purchasing Scrub Tops for Hospital

    Memorandum

    TO: Mary Johnson, Uniform Supervisor of Hospital

    FROM: Meredith Blair, Registered Nurse at Hospital

    DATE: May 22, 2016

    SUBJECT: Proposal to Purchase New Scrub Tops for Hospital

    Mrs. Johnson,

    I am writing in response to the RFP you published in the April …

  26. sandyjensen

    Progress Report (Student Example Amanda Zarate)

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    Memorandum

    To:    Sandy Brown Jensen

    From: Amanda Zarate

    Date: May 29, 2016

    Subject: Progress Report

    Apple iMac Desktop Computer (Source: newegg.com) Introduction

    This progress report is to inform you of my current status concerning my proposal assignment. I have chosen to use my feasibility report that involved choosing which …

  27. sandyjensen

    Progress Report (Student Example from Shelby Taylor)

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    The official logo of Oregon State Hospital which emphasizes three goals of OSH: Hope, Safety, and Recovery. INTRODUCTION

    In my report I am proposing a restructure of the staffing at Oregon State Hospital due to Senate Bill #469. This bill is requiring nursing staff to work shifts no longer than …

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