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To There and Back Again

Tweet Funny how glibly  I can say, “Oh, yes.  I’ll be away for a couple of weeks, but I’ll keep up with my posts.” Good idea. Best of intentions. So hard to accomplish. At least it is for me.  Especially when I am … Continue reading

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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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Labor Day Blues

Tweet I’m going to call my dad and wish him a happy Labor Day.  Not that he was a big labor union man.  He certainly wasn’t.  It’s because I can’t go through a Labor Day without thinking about him. My dad … 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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A Hard Day’s Work

Tweet For the past several weeks I have been sidelined from my work.  And–yikes!–suddenly everything is coming due, all at the same time.  Well, within about three weeks, more or less.  As if that isn’t panic-producing enough, my to-do list includes five full-length books I … Continue reading

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A Time to Work, A Time to Rest

Tweet Talking and writing and teaching, oh my! I argue against being labeled a workaholic.  Still, in the quiet honesty of exhaustion, I have to admit that I sometimes wobble on the edge. Not that I see it as a definite negative.  I do get a lot done. Working at … 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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Education + Contacts + Beauty = A+ Writers Conference!

Tweet Here we are at Mount Hermon’s fabulous Writers Conference.  So many wonderful memories. (Of course, I got a head start.  From the time I was 4 until I was 16, I spent every birthday at Mount Hermon.  The highlight of the best … 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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