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Mom and Charles Dickens and Me

Tweet When I was in 7th grade, my teacher announced to our class that would be reading A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. We thumbed through the book and groaned in unison. Too long! Too old-fashioned! Too hard! … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom~

Tweet For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about my mom.  She would have been 94 this month had she not decided five years ago that she’d lived long enough and it was time to move on to heaven.  I suppose … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell the Lilacs

Tweet Whenever I think of Rochester, New York, I think of the annual May lilac festival. And when I think of lilacs, I think of my mom. The first and last trip Mom and I ever took together was from … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Marci Seither

Tweet   No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth…  just buried under a looming book deadline.  Fortunately, my good friend Marci Seither has come to my rescue with a most appropriate guest post on To-Do List … Continue reading

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Why I Love Research~

Tweet It’s true, I really do love research.  It is one of my very favorite parts of writing.  The thing is, I learn ten times as much as ever ends up in the current book, which means I become a quasi-expert on all kinds of off-the-wall topics … Continue reading

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Thanks, Mom, For Everything

Tweet Kids were meant to have fun.  To frolic and play, not to work their little fingers to little bones.  I never felt that my mom quite grasped this principle.  “Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty,”  she liked to say as she steered me to a stack … Continue reading

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