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Fairen’s Favorites: Why I’m Not Getting Any Writing Done


Today, I’m going to introduce a little something that I like to call “Fairen’s Favorites.” Every so often, I will share some thing that I like with you whether that be blog posts or thoughts! If you notice that one of your blog posts made it, please feel free to use put the awards on your… Continue reading Fairen’s Favorites: Why I’m Not Getting Any Writing Done

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How has Your Writing Voice Changed


Question of the day- How has the tone or message of your writing voice changed? Going through old posts and trying to salvage old ideas has made me realize how drastically my writing voice has evolved. I can clearly see the times I was experimenting with the different tones, hues, and styles of my personal… Continue reading How has Your Writing Voice Changed

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What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal


Last week I wrote about what we eat, today I will write about what we drink: Usually we drink red wine and Portugal has excellent red wines – Barca Velha and Pêra-Manca are the most famous, but their high price does not make them accessible to the majority of us (a bottle can cost around… Continue reading What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal

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What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal


Traditionally, the Christmas Eve (known as “Consoada” a word that comes from the Latin word Consolare (“to comfort”) supper consists of abstaining from meat dishes. Most of the families eat salted codfish with boiled potatoes and  vegetables, adding olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, but in some parts of Portugal the tradition is to… Continue reading What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal

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On this Day Last Year: Shutting Down the Blog


Wow! I didn’t realize that today, last year, I had revealed that we would shut down TMU. While this was difficult, it certainly was necessary. Time sure does fly! -Fairen P.S. Please Enjoy the picture show of our previous and current logos. It is very interesting to see my photo editing skills develop. Order of… Continue reading On this Day Last Year: Shutting Down the Blog

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Why Your Most Effective Work is Best Received by Those Who Are Silent


Blogs, books, sermons, and music have all acted as influences in my life. I have found answers in sermons that no one will ever know about. I have found so much connection in a single blog post and a book that it brings relief that someone can relate so well to me. Even music can speak… Continue reading Why Your Most Effective Work is Best Received by Those Who Are Silent

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Writing Prompt 4| Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: July 18th 2016


Why am I seeing this? OPENING LINE (S): “The sight was satisfying almost good enough to drink. The trek there had been long and arduous but they still had further to go. Looking back at her companions, noticing the long… Source: Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: July 18th 2016