Happy National Handbag Day!

The women I grew up with didn't have a different purse to match all their outfits.—Rhea Seehorn This morning I woke up to the delightful news in my inbox that today is National Handbag Day. Thank you, Vera, for alerting me to this exciting tidbit of information! I’ve had to hide that email in an …

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Five Years On…And We Don’t Have a Cure Yet

Today, five years ago, our family lost my grandmother. I talked a bit about her the other day because I was missing her dreadfully. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s been a bit of a rough summer and missing her only served to exacerbate the situation and I had another day filled with tears. I may …

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From Whence One Came

It’s been a rough summer for me. There I said it. Writing hasn’t gone well. My garden was a colossal failure this year due to over saturation thanks to the near-Monsoon rain we had (now we’re in drought conditions, go figure). We had death in our family. And I have not spoken to my son …

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The First Date

You know being as I write romance, this issue of the first date comes up often for me. At some point, my characters must make the leap and go on that often times awkward, always nerve-wracking, and rarely perfect first date. I love this part of my stories, the contriving of the first date! During …

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Play-Doh: Not Just for Kids

Who knew there was a National Play-Doh Day? I’ve been quite intrigued as of late as to what “national day of” day might pop up next, so I’ve taken to investigating them every so often. It never ceases to amaze me what’s listed on the day of calendar. Take today, for instance. I’d have never …

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09.12.01

Anyone and everyone over the age of mid-twentish or so can remember where they were and what they were doing on September 11, 2001. I’ve heard countless stories and read countless accounts. I’m no different. Being married to the military, I can remember where and what for more dates and events than I care to …

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09.10.01

It was the last normal day. It was the last day we’d sit in idle naivete. It was the last day a skyline would be intact. It was the last day we’d believe our borders invincible to attack. It was the last normal day. So often on Patriot’s Day we hear the stories of what …

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