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About VJP

Just a girl who enjoys writing to keep her mentally ready for whatever life throws her way


It’s Christmas! A day that should be filled with love and joy, happiness and laughter. A day spent with family and loved ones celebrating whatever it is that you choose to celebrate this Christmas morn. And I woke up at … Continue reading

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Learning to Live in Color

There was a time when my life was overflowing with creativity. Not simply my own, but everyone around me. Writers, artists, actors, musicians, songwriters, designers … I couldn’t throw a paper airplane without hitting someone whose talent filled the space. … Continue reading

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Finding the Bard Inside

Life circumstances change everyday, and it’s often how you handle the changes that will define you in whatever role you find yourself. Are you a leader? A follower? The jester? The slacker? The whiner? The doer? The politician? The scapegoat? … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Writing Prompt: List 31 simple pleasures. Every day for 4 weeks, write about one pleasure for 5 minutes. So here’s my list. I’ll start writing about them tomorrow. Thanks to Elfie for the assist in thinking of my 31. Sound … Continue reading

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Excerpt from American Gods – Things I Can Believe In

“I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn … Continue reading

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WTF Buffalo? 1. Stop signs at roundabouts defeat the general purpose. I’ve always hated this about you. 2.  You don’t, don’t, DON’T turn left at roundabouts. That’s a recipe for disaster. I hate stupid people. /end rant 

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Sometimes, I talk too much.  In my head to myself and out of my head to others and sometimes even to people who aren’t really there.  I get a lot of strange looks when I answer a question that I … Continue reading

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