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The Parable of CC, Grandpa, and the Puppy

Tweet Once upon a  time on a hot, hot summer day, a tiny girl named CC found a tiny puppy with a wiggly tail.  But CC couldn’t play with the puppy because he was on one side of the fence and she … Continue reading

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Storytellers, For Better or For Worse

Tweet First and foremost, I am a storyteller.  But then, what writer isn’t?  And not only fiction writers, either. For instance, the best way to write about 21st century slavery is to tell a story: Little Jaya was born into a poverty-stricken family in rural … Continue reading

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Here’s to Friends ~

Tweet Friends come and friends go. Some are friends for a lifetime. Even if you both go your own ways and seldom see each other, you remain close. Some friends are close, but only for a season.  When the kids grow up, or families change, … Continue reading

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Poetry: A Collection of Itty-Bitty Ditties

Tweet Right here at the beginning, let me state that I am not, and have never been, a poet.  (Well, that’s not totally correct.  When I was going through my mother’s old jewelry box, I found a miniature battered chocolate cigarette box, and … Continue reading

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On My Way to Sesame Street

Tweet Last month, Sesame Street was brought to me by the letter W–as in WOW! It was slick and refurbished, and it was on HBO.  I was so disappointed. I remember those first Sesame Street shows.  I sat with my baby daughter on my lap–and … Continue reading

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Writer? See you at the Mount Hermon Conference!

Tweet Yesterday we took down our Christmas tree and I packed away all the Christmas stuff.  Every year I delay and delay that chore because I hate to see the Christmas season go.  But time moves on and so must I.  Hey, it’s … Continue reading

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Hooray in Telugu!

Tweet There’s nothing quite like holding a newly printed book in your hand and seeing your name on the front.  Unless it’s holding a newly printed book in your hand and seeing a name you can’t read, but you know is yours.  That’s how I … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Chocolate

Tweet It’s wonderful when, in the mass of bad news, I find a nugget of great news.  This from Great Britain:  New research has found that devoted consumers of chocolate–including  some who eat up to two regular-sized candy bars a … Continue reading

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Voices From Around the World

Tweet I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel extensively all around the world, and get to know people of many nationalities.  Here, many ask me, “What do people in other countries think of us Americans?” Interesting question.  I think most folks expect me to … Continue reading

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Color Me Relaxed

Tweet My husband is always after me to lower my stress level.  He constantly reminds  me of my ever-increasing workload.  He’s right, of course.  To one degree or another, I’m currently working on four different writing projects.  Oh, and I’m writing … Continue reading

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