#NoBlackBalloons

Fifty years ago today, I made my entrance into the world. I am pretty sure my guardian angel cried in dismay because they knew I would go on to make their job hell. I’m pretty sure exasperation with me over the years has been an understatement. I digress. I am pondering this morning the correlation …

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It Doesn’t Always Hit You Like a Brick

I was at my spa last week and while my massage therapist was working me over, helping to ease my carpal tunnel syndrome and a squirky shoulder problem I have, we were discussing the fact that we each know a lot of individuals who’ve never enjoyed the benefits of massage simply because they have an …

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To Sub or Not to Sub…

That was the dilemma. Friends, I have a manuscript that’s taken some time to complete sitting in its designated folder awaiting me to attach it to a submissions form and press submit. After taking the great sabbatical, I’ve waited a long time for this moment. A really long time. All the while I’ve been finishing …

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Where in the World?

Back in the early nineties, when my boy was but a wee bairn, a worldly thief by the name of Carmen Sandiego came into my world. Little did I know, Carmen had been around for a few years via a video game before coming to small screens everywhere in the form of a cartoon where …

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#FEARLESSFIFTY

There is certainly something to be said for learning to be FEARLESS. Actually, there’s a LOT to be said about this word. I remember as clear as spring water in winter the year I decided I was going to throw it all in and pursue my dream of seeing the stories I spin in my …

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Fruit Cake, Hard Candy, and Cherry Cordials

I know what most of you must be thinking: gross, gross, and gross. These three things I'm sure have been the un-delight of many a Christmas gift receiver over the years. But, for me, these three once thought not so delightful treats trigger some pretty awesome memories. Although we live in a world where the …

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On Recognition of Inspiration

I’ve said for a long time that if a writer is lacking inspiration they need only take a look around from wherever they’re currently sitting. If something in your own environment isn’t in some form or other inspiring, I daresay you perhaps should find another occupation. Case in point… When husband’s retirement was T-11 months …

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