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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Mourning May Wan, But Memories Never Do…It Still Hurts Sometimes

Yesterday was my grandma's birthday. She would have been 97. She might have made it, too, had she not been born of an era that didn't discuss "female troubles." By the time the beautiful creature who helped raise me told anyone something was wrong is was far, far too late to do anything more than …

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Where Have All the Apples Gone?

My friends, it’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year when all things, it would seem, turn into pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice flavored versions of said things. Pumpkin coffees and lattes, muffins, cakes, pies, candy, whipped topping, yogurt, ice cream, milkshakes, soda? (wth?!), pasta, pancakes, coffee creamer, oatmeal, and the list goes …

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Summers Gone By

Nostalgia often hits us head on and rather than wash over us it penetrates us like a phantom, forcing its way into our souls. I think for many, the end of summer brings this notion stronger than any other time of the year. Though holidays and other special occasions and other seasons rend memories, summer, …

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