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What I Learned From My Cats

Tweet I treasure my 18-plus years with the sweetest ever cat, Owen, and her younger sister, Twinkle.   They taught me so many lessons on how to live life.  They taught me… to refuse to give up.  I, too, can land on my feet. … Continue reading

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What’s Black and White and Red All Over?

Tweet Remember that old black-and-white-and-red-all-over riddle?  We all knew the answer–a newspaper!  Most of the boys in them thar days had paper routes. (Never girls.  Oh my, no!)  We all loved the comics.  And we all heard our parents exclaim or laugh or … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

Tweet Today is my husband Dan’s birthday.  He is… well, older than he was yesterday.  His birthday always brings me pause, because mine is just a week after his.  Dan is the one who first told me Billie Burke’s observation that … Continue reading

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Guest Interview with Karen Kingsbury

Tweet If you are an author or a reader–or even if your aren’t–you have likely heard of Karen Kingsbury.  One of the absolute best storytellers of our time, Karen’s latest book, Love Story, has just been released.  And, yes, it is about … Continue reading

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Overnight Success

Tweet Writers just starting out look at those of us who are further along the writing road, and they often say something such as: “I hope I can be an overnight success like you.”  Oh, if only they knew!  With few exceptions, it takes … Continue reading

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Of Seeds and Tomorrows

Tweet Dan started planting our garden this week.  Well, what he actually did was plant seeds in little containers and carefully arrange them on shelves in his new portable green house. He will transplant them into the garden when they are big enough to mature on their own.  There are  pansies and … Continue reading

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Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

Tweet Research can take so much time.  Not as much as it did in the olden days when we had to go to the library and search through the card catalogue and all. But it’s still consumes time.  Which is why I … Continue reading

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Black Like Me

Tweet A number of years ago, after my husband had been out of work for an entire year, Christmas looked bleak. I had $20 to spend—and that included getting a Christmas tree. I found a cheap tree, and went shopping for my children, … Continue reading

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Halloween Brush With the Law

Tweet Okay, let me start by saying it wasn’t my fault.  No, honestly, it wasn’t. I  was in college, and my roommate and I needed to decorate our room for Halloween.  Not like everyone else.   In a unique way.  And a stroll down State … Continue reading

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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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