Category Archives: Blog

Time Out

Tweet Okay, friends, followers, and you who just stopped by~ After eleven years, my blog is having difficulties, and Facebook has stopped reposting.  So I am going to take a break until I  get the blog fixed. Then I’ll come back fresh and renewed … Continue reading

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Who Are We?

Tweet I inherited a box stuffed full of information on Manzanar, the World War II Japanese internment camp.  A sweet little old lady writer had accumulated it for a book on the unthinkable that she was certain would never happen again, but she … Continue reading

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Hidden Pain

Tweet Isn’t it amazing how one thing in life prepares us for another? In one of my early books, Helping Women in Crisis, I wrote a chapter on suicide. I didn’t know much about the topic, except that a fellow … Continue reading

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War and No Peace

Tweet Nuclear war.  The words that fill our hearts with dread and send chills down our backs are being spoken far too nonchalantly these days.  By people who should know better but refuse to step down, and by those who understand far too … Continue reading

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Hats off to the Students of Stoneman Douglas High

Tweet Hooray for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida! Everyone’s heard about the 19-year-old former student who walked into the school with a legally purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and killed 17 people–mostly students.  I cannot begin to imagine what those survivors experienced.  … Continue reading

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Do Facts Matter Anymore?

Tweet “We Americans are being flooded with lots of crazy stuff that way too many people believe.  I mean, stuff that can actually be proven wrong.  I guess, it’s not that surprising in times of such awful partisanship as we are currently enduring.  Maybe, but it’s still terribly depressing.  Partisanship is one … Continue reading

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3 Weeks Late, But I Saw The World!

Tweet Yes, I know.  This post is coming thee weeks late. But I have a really good excuse.  I had an opportunity to speak on a  cruise ship leaving San Juan, Puerto Rico, chugging 3 days to the Canary Islands, up … Continue reading

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Thank You to a Silent Savior

Tweet His name was Nicholas Winton, a quiet Englishman who recently died at the age of 106.  He never got around to talking much about himself. Probably no one would have known had his wife not found the dusty scrapbook in their attic, and that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dad

Tweet Had my dad lived three more months, he would have been 99 years old today.  99!  That’s so hard to imagine. If you’re no longer a young whipper-snapper, you probably recognize that weird phenomenon of getting set on a certain … Continue reading

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So You Want To Write A Book?

Tweet Write your book only if you can do it for the creative joy of writing.  Because if you don’t enjoy it, you likely won’t finish writing it.  And even if you do finish, most likely you won’t take the time and effort to do it the … Continue reading

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