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    july is here

    — July is here, the kids have winter break at school, I’m working from home, so we may spend some time in the country for a few days. And it’s inevitable, my brain starts thinking of lists for everything. So, let me share that with you. ▶︎ READING This month, for #BeardyReads, we decided to read REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier. But first, we chose a genre for our month: classic thriller. And those in the group who already read REBECCA chose to read the other runner-ups: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, by Patricia Highsmith, and WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, by Shirley Jackson. I’m reading all three. But…

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    Welcome to this Bearded Blog

    Just start it. Just do it. Just write. Can you do that? This is not gonna work. Or is it? Try! If I can borrow a famous publishing proverb, the first post sells the blog, the next post sells the blog, and the next, and next. So, this is the first post of a thousand posts I’m gonna love writing. Paula Munier wrote in “The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings” that there is something magical about the beginning of a good story, something profoundly moving about openings. The first beginning of this blog was terrible… No *laugh*, you’re not reading the first post here, I’m sorry. The first one is gone.…