Endeavor to Live the Life

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~Henry David Thoreau I bought a book of quotations, The Book of Positive Quotations 2nd Edition, compiled and arranged by John Cook, Edited by Steve …

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I’ve a deep respect for the role family and history play in people’s lives. I am particularly drawn to the early 20th century, the major world wars (I and II), and the Vietnam War. Why war? I have no idea. All I know, is when my girlfriends were reading Danielle Steele and Sandra Brown, I …

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Embrace the Suck

Ever had one of those weeks where you wish you could go to bed and wake up when it was over? Yeah. One of those weeks, where you’re wearing two left shoes, your brain attempts to reel in words your tongue already fired, all the clothes in your closet shrank, and you have the patience …

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Two is Better Than One

We were supposed to get one. So glad we decided not to break up a matched set. Deborah 

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Words of Widsom I Wish I Had Ignored…

“He’s a screamer.” That was my introduction to my firstborn. The nurse laid him in my arms, tsk-tsking because of all the babies in the nursery (where he’d been swept away to so I could rest after sleepless night and long day of labor), he was the only one dissatisfied with sugar water. “He,” she …

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Romantic or Calculated?

I watched a news piece today where a man surprised his girlfriend with a proposal AND wedding in the same day. Luring her to the event under the pretext of a retirement party, he dropped to one knee outside the building, popped the question, and when she said yes (thankfully), he took her inside to …

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I Don’t Have an iPhone…

…and I’m wondering if I should change that. This is a big decision for me, being the techno-newt I am. Blog. Yes. Email. Yes. Internet. Yes. FB. Yes. Do all this from a pocket-sized electronic device? I’m sure there’s an app for that. At least I hope there is. Hubby has an iPhone. He went from never …

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Comfort Zone

A friend of mine posted on FB (Facebook) that she was “in the the zone”. Of course I immediately wondered which zone she meant. And that got me thinking about my preferred zone: The Comfort Zone. I like comfort. Flannel jammies. Soft kitties. Skin-reddening baths. Chocolate. Red wine. For sleep and down time, these creature comforts …

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Cheap clothes, ketchup, and near-naked women…

What do the three things in the title of this post have in common? Nothing. Until you Brand them. Wal-Mart. Heinz. Lady Gaga. That is what I’m mulling today. What is my brand? How do I distinguish myself from dozens and dozens of romance authors? Do I don a meat dress, or post pictures of myself writing …

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A Tribute to My Mom

You were the first to know me; The first to love me. You are the only one who’s been there; Always. You are my advocate, my friend; Anchor in strong winds. You taught me; Coached me; Challenged and opposed me. You are the essence of who I am; The woman I hope to be. You …

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