D. Pat Thomas

Writer, Yoga Teacher, Lover of Things Outdoors

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Musings, author interviews, book reviews etc,: a platform for writers to exhange ideas.

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Retreat

Posted by Pat on November 30, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Yes, the view from the porch was amazing at my first writers' retreat. The Salt City Genre Writers Chapter of LUW (League of Utah Writers) gathered in an enormous house for a long November weekend, and filled the kitchen with M & Ms, chocolate covered expresso beans, an impressive array of liquor and enough food to stay for weeks. During the days, folks found a corner ...

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Elk Herd

Posted by Pat on October 16, 2021 at 4:55 PM


This Elk Herd lives in the vicinity; it's always such a joy to see them. Notice the Big Guy on the left? Yep, I think he runs the group. And yep, we got hit by that big snow storm. It's melted now, and we are patiently waiting for snow. 

Quills 2021

Posted by Pat on September 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM


Quills is the annual conference of the League of Utah Writers. And what a delight it was to reunite, inspire and motivate each other, and listen to advice from those with more experience. The array of subjects covered was vast and eclectic: science fiction, weaponry, independent publishing, travel & eavesdropping, romanti...

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Pain au Chocolat

Posted by Pat on August 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM


Few are the pastries that can match the delight of Pain au Chocolat. You can't get it just anywwhere; imitations have a tendency to not be flakey enough, to have flakes that are too fat and doughy, or to have chalky chocolate inside. BUT! This thinly flaked, scrumptious representation of the genre came from Trader Joe's. Yes. Now, you do have to cook it on pa...

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North Rim

Posted by Pat on June 14, 2021 at 10:30 AM


The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is other worldly. We camped out there and hiked, did yoga near the rim, frolicked and stared in amazement at the incredible beauty. This picture is from the Widforss trail, a 9.6 mile hike to a peninsula with views beyond belief. If you want restaurants, bars, gift shops and people, the South Rim is your ticket. But if you want to experien...

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