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Okay, had a great Memorial Day weekend with my boys. And I'm now super tired, because something told me it was a good idea to go for a 3 1/2-mile run late last night and then follow it up with a 4-miler this morning. But such is life when trying to get in shape with a busy travel schedule. That's right, I'm headed out to Los Angeles, California, this afternoon with an expected arrival time of 9:06 p.m. (PST). Gonna be workin' the BEA/WD Writers Conference tomorrow--starting bright and early at 7:30 a.m.

If you're planning on attending, definitely feel free to pull me aside and say, "Hey," followed by what you like or dislike about this blog.

If you want to know more about the conference, go to http://www.writersdigest.com/bea.

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Related to my travel-o-rama, just wanted to let you know that the blog posts may be a bit spotty this week/weekend. I think my blogger friend Chuck Sambuchino (http://guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog) will have a laptop with Internet access at our undisclosed location--so Wednesday's Poetry Prompt should get up tomorrow morning. However, if there are any problems, I'll get it up as soon as I'm able.

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If you're bored in my absence and don't have me as a Facebook friend, please request me--I'm listed as Robert Lee Brewer, and I look kinda like that guy up in the upper left-hand corner of this page. ;)

For those of you without a Facebook account, they are free and easy to set up. And they offer online Scrabble. Is there anything cooler than that online? Outside of my blog, that is?

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