Susan D. Matley https://www.susandmatley.com Official Website Of Author Susan D Matley Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:53:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 95076060 Kid Stuff https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/kid-stuff/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/kid-stuff/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:30:49 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1676 At this time of year it’s easy to slip into memories of being a kid. There’s always some kind of holiday program kids get roped into at school, whether they’re in orchestra, band, chorus or sentenced to a skit. It’s also a time of avaricious kid dreams. For me, this meant scouring the Sears Christmas […]

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How Much Hair Can One Pull? https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/how-much-hair-can-one-pull/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/how-much-hair-can-one-pull/#respond Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:10:31 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1672 I’ve never been blessed with good hair. Given the present state of affairs, I wonder if I’ll have any hair left by month’s end. Grrrrr! Yes, it’s been a frustrating week. Don’t get me started about health insurance or the (hopefully still just a proposal) Senate GOP tax overhaul. Do not, I repeat, do not, […]

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Too Many Hats https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/too-many-hats/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/too-many-hats/#respond Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:47:29 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1669 Some will argue that a woman can’t have too many hats. I disagree, at least in the metaphorical sense. My metaphorical hats are popping up in abundance right now. Multiple projects compete for my attention: Holiday gift shopping Completing the current draft of my novel-in-progress to share with my first reader and critique partner Revising […]

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Anniversaries All Around https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/anniversaries-all-around/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/anniversaries-all-around/#comments Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:24:36 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1662 Anniversaries abound at Matley Acres this month! Read on, for the histories of two of our four-legged kids.

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Pause and Reflect https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/pause-and-reflect/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/pause-and-reflect/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:07:46 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1655 Pause and reflect on your life and times. Bet you'll find something good.

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Betwixt and Between https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/betwixt-and-between/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/betwixt-and-between/#respond Fri, 03 Nov 2017 20:22:25 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1651 Thank goodness I’m not betwixt and between the proverbial rock and a hard place. At the moment, I’m betwixt and between lots of stuff, mostly writing projects but darn, I’d sure like to get our rugs shampooed before the holidays. It’s not that we have company during the holidays- -far from it. Matley Acres could […]

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Personal History: Grown Ups Play Dress Up https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/personal-history-grown-ups-play-dress-up/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/personal-history-grown-ups-play-dress-up/#comments Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:22:55 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1647 There's nothing like playing dress up, even when you're a grown up. Some personal history, and possibly a bit of inspiration for your Halloween capers.

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Of Tests and Toilets https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/of-tests-and-toilets/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/of-tests-and-toilets/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:17:53 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1642 What are recurring themes in YOUR nightmares? For me, it's tests and toilets. . .

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Nevada Reading Week Conference March 2-3, 2018 https://www.susandmatley.com/events/nevada-reading-week-conference-march-2-3-2018/ https://www.susandmatley.com/events/nevada-reading-week-conference-march-2-3-2018/#respond Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:55:07 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1638 I’m delighted to announce I’ll be presenting two breakout sessions at the Nevada Reading Week Conference, March 2-3, 2018, in Reno, NV. Details to come as available. Nevada Reading Week is a week-long celebration of reading in every school in the state of Nevada. The goal is to encourage a love of reading in children. […]

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First Love https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/first-love/ https://www.susandmatley.com/official-blog/first-love/#respond Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:06:22 +0000 https://www.susandmatley.com/?p=1635 Remember your first love? For me, I have to go way, way back to Saturday morning cartoons. I was two or three at the time. Mighty Mouse was definitely the first guy I ever wanted to marry. It would have been a difficult relationship as, at the time, I identified as a sheepdog. Outside of […]

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