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

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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

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Beagle Baditude

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.

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Plague Cat

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

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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

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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

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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

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