Author Archives: Billie Noakes

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UBC Day 10, 20171010 Tech Trials

It’s 0:dark:30 and I’m trying to binge on Season 6 of 7th Heaven. I can get to the landing page for CBS All Access, and I can get to Season 6. But when I try to get to Episode 13, … Continue reading

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UBC Day 9, 20171009 Look Back and Laugh…?

“Some day, we’re gonna look back on this and laugh.” Who comes up with these little chestnuts? What, pray, tell, what could be coming down the pike that will make some events seem funny by comparison? When we were waist-deep … Continue reading

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UBC DAY 8, 20171008, Shameless Self Promotion

I usually like to use Billie Noakes, Writer & Storyteller, one of my Facebook pages (YES! Please click on the link and LIKE my page!), to promote the work and milestones of other authors, storytellers, musicians, and visual artists. But … Continue reading

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UBC Day 7, 20171007, Interviews Gone Awry

A day or two ago, UBC admin Paul Taubman suggested, as a writing prompt, that we interview someone and post what we learned. Oh, Paul, you know not what you suggest! Between being a community journalist and editor; a TV … Continue reading

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UBC Day 6, 20171006, Oh, TOO Funny!

Every so often, I go in search of videos to share on Tellers On YouTube day on my FB page Billie Noakes, Writer & Storyteller (Yes, I could use some LIKES! Please!). I ran across John Branyan, telling a timeless … Continue reading

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UBC Day 5, 20171005, A StoryBox Legend

UBC DAY 5, 20171005, A StoryBox Legend Today, I’m turning to the “storytelling” part of Just For Fun & Storytelling. This is an original, inspired by teacher and storyteller Kevin Cordi’s StoryBox Project. Kevin wanted a story about the StoryBox … Continue reading

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Day 4 UBC, 20171004 On the Way Over

I am not Little Suzy Homemaker.  Check out one of my more disastrous kitchen escapades here.  Or my leap into needle arts here. I wasn’t even very good at stocking a lemonade stand. The only good thing to come out … Continue reading

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UBC Day 3, 20171003 | Surrender

OK. Here’s the truth: I’ve been staring at this blank screen for a couple of hours, now. “You’re a writer,” self says sternly to self. “Write.” Oh, yeah. You’ve never heard that oft-quoted (and widely attributed) old saw, “Writing is … Continue reading

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UBC Day 2, 20171002 They’re Coming to Take Me Away

I’ve been petless for a while, now. Housing disruptions, health challenges. When my last furry friend (Sparse, my second Maine coon) left this world for eternal bliss, I decided to wait before becoming a “mom” again. About six months ago, … Continue reading

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UBC Day 1: 20171001. What Was I THINKING?

A few years ago, I signed up for Michele Rafter’s WOURDCOUNT Blog-a-thon, a blog a day for the 31 days in May. I fit it in around a slew of paid writing gigs and part-time jobs that kept me in … Continue reading

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