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Category Archives: Behind the Scenes
Housekeeping in a Virtual World
Personally, I think it’s bad enough that Real Life Housekeeping doesn’t stay kept. It turns out the digital world is hardly any better!
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Welcome to WordPlay!
This is Doranna Durgin’s WordPlay Blog. Theoretically, it’s all about my books. In practice, it’s more about life, dog training, horses, and reading. On Fridays, The Write Horse usually stops by to offer a peek into the horse training life, written … Continue reading
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‘Tis But A Scratch
by Doranna Black Knight: ‘Tis but a scratch. King Arthur: A scratch!? Your arm’s off! Black Knight: No, it isn’t. King Arthur: Well, what’s that then?! Black Knight: I’ve had worse. It’s been several years since I (posted here in … Continue reading
Posted in Behind the Scenes, Lifing It Tagged Lifing It 7 Comments
A Write Horse Thank-You
So, the astute among you may have noticed that although this is the Wordplay Blog, ostensibly with a major in Wordplay stuff (that would be me, my books, the dogs, blah blah blah) and a minor in Write Horse stuff … Continue reading
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The Pro-Choice Beagle Boys
by Doranna Tell you what. I am so sick of other people being all up in my business. Trying to control my personal decisions about my dogs when it comes to spay/neuter, collars, car crating… For one thing, no matter … Continue reading
Posted in Behind the Scenes, D'Artagnan Beagle Tagged Dart Beagle, dogs, Opinionated 4 Comments
Lately I’ve been exploring baditude. Not external baditude, which involves acting out on others, but internal badittude. I am big. I am bad. I am making an impact instead of having an impact made on me. Like that.
Posted in Behind the Scenes, ConneryBeagle, The Dogs! Tagged adventures, agility, ConneryBeagle, dogs 13 Comments
As soon as I saw Mr. McKittypants, I knew he would break my heart. (No. Not quite yet. But he’s working on it.) He came to us young–a born feral, behavior modification flunk-out—an unadoptable cat. We needed a barn hunter … Continue reading
Posted in Behind the Scenes Tagged adventures, Cat!, Mr. McKittypants, ouch! 14 Comments
Gone to the Dogs
There’s a thing going on in the dog world these days. It’s not a good thing. It can be hard to talk about objectively, simply because we do all care so very much about our dogs, and the fate of … Continue reading
Posted in Behind the Scenes, The Dogs! Tagged ConneryBeagle, Dart Beagle, dogs, Opinionated, Rena Beagle, Tristan Beagle 16 Comments
Plans Best Laid
by Doranna My lesson for the month: Plans mutate. (Probably my lesson for life, but let’s just stick with the month.) I’d intended to blog about the treadmill thing again today, especially in the wake of my aggravated feet. Then … Continue reading
Posted in Behind the Scenes, ConneryBeagle, D'Artagnan Beagle, The Dogs! Tagged adventures, ConneryBeagle, Dart Beagle, Tracking 5 Comments
Hippie at Heart
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to submit a story to editor Becky Kyle for the anthology Tails from the Front Lines. Hard to resist, when the proceeds are slated for donation to TADSAW (Train a Dog, Save a … Continue reading
Posted in Behind the Scenes Tagged dogs, Writing 4 Comments