Jeanne Owens, author

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Of music and writing

When I’m writing, I usually like to have a little music on in the background. For me, silence is more distracting that having something on in the backgroud: music, tv, etc. I don’t really have anything in particular I listen to when I write, like a theme song or something. I just listen to whatever I’m in the mood for. Usually it ends up being rock music – metal, classic, or alternative – or j-pop/j-rock, or classical music. The last couple of times it was classical. But I also like country music, jazz, and big band music as well.  But whatever I end up listening to usually gets zoned out when I get involved in writing the story or whatever. So, what do you all like to listen to when you’re working?

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Suffer the Children…… of all Species

This post raises some excellent points, and just felt I had to share it.

Dogpaddling Through Life

Yesterday I held the sweetest 3-month-old baby boy. I watched in amazement as he shivered when I lightly rubbed my finger over the bottom of his foot. He showed me how he could kick his legs and wave his arms, and I called him a little wiggle worm. He had wisps of curly hair and such soft skin.

The baby had been removed from his mother because she threatened to harm him.

Since that experience, I have found myself wondering what will become of that precious, perfect child.

Will his mother convince the court to return him to her care? Will he be bounced around from place to place, and never learn to depend on others for support? Or will he be adopted into a loving family who will offer him many opportunities throughout his life?

Will he be a lifelong ward of the state, graduating from social services…

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Moon shots

One thing I like to play around with is taking photos, especially nature photos. I particularly like getting photos of the moon. I got a nice little digital camera last year (not a professional one, but still somewhat nice) and I’ve been getting some rather nice shots with it. Here are a few of my favorite recent shots of the moon. Enjoy.