Deleyna’s Drift

  • Acquaintance or Friend: How well do you know your character?

    Acquaintance or Friend: How well do you know your character?

    Today I have something special for you — a guest blog by Rhay Christou. A word of introduction is necessary. Some of you know that I teach at Lawson Writers Academy. Rhay is one of my fellow teachers. She wrote this to share, and graciously allowed me to reprint it here. This is a powerful…

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  • My New Reading Haven

    My New Reading Haven

    I was walking through the hardware store when I saw it: the chair. It wasn’t just any chair, though. This was a tomato red egg chair. To my credit, I walked away. I walked away the next two times I saw it, too. But it kept popping into my head. My daughter loves to curl…

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  • Backlit Colemak Keyboard!

    Backlit Colemak Keyboard!

    My adventures in searching for the perfect Colemak keyboard.

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  • Let’s Change the World

    Let’s Change the World

    2019 is about to rush onto the stage as 2018 slinks off in embarrassment. The world isn’t the best place to live right now. Has anyone else noticed? People are at each others throats over politics, religion…just about everything. Seems to me, we’ve got a lot of nervous energy being directed at anyone who looks…

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  • Why I Love Inbox Zero

    Why I Love Inbox Zero

    Inbox Zero is attainable! Here’s how to quickly get to the bottom of the virtual pile.

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  • What’s Wrong with American Democracy

    What’s Wrong with American Democracy

    Right now, do an exercise: Pick one hot topic that you feel strongly about. Pick something you feel so strongly about that you are willing to fight for it. Now, describe someone who holds the opposing view. Did you come up with words like stupid or idiot? How about the more intellectually appropriate word: uninformed?…

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  • Writers: Surviving Technological Revolution

    Writers: Surviving Technological Revolution

    I admit it: I dearly want to climb under my desk, put my hands over my ears, and chant “la la la” until I can ignore the changes in my digital world. I want to go back to the glory days of the internet when everything was shiny and new and I felt like I…

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  • Navigating the GDPR

    Navigating the GDPR

    *Note: I am not an attorney. This is intended to be an encouragement, but should not take the place of sound legal advice. You are responsible to research the GDPR for yourself! Let’s start with what the GDPR is.  GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is a set of laws and guidelines that…

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  • Joomla 3 Helper File Instructions

    Joomla 3 Helper File Instructions

    For my friends who don’t care about tech, just ignore this post. If you are a Joomla developer, maybe you’ll find these notes helpful. I’m writing them down at the end of another week of circling through Joomla tutorials trying to get something to work the way I want. As is all too common, the…

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