Things go wrong. Get over it.

Things Go Wrong. Get Over It. 4 Failsafe Ways To Do It

Don’t you just hate when things go wrong. No question mark needed on the end of that sentence. Because as humans, we hate when it happens. At least initially.And while I’m a proponent of feeling the hurt, pain, anger—whatever emotion—I know I can’t stay there.You know it too.And whether you had a career setback, a […]

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BANNING BOOKS, SO MISGUIDED THAT IT BOOGLES

BANNING BOOKS, SO MISGUIDED THAT IT BOGGLES . . .

This isn’t a new thing. Books have been (insanely) banned for centuries, for a host of reasons. We sort of laugh about it in publishing, knowing that a banned book will be read by gazillions of folks because of it.Highland Park High School, in Dallas Texas, took to this true insanity a few years ago. […]

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What on earth is my purpose

What On Earth Is My Purpose?

Ever wondered that? Women especially tend to ponder the question (or as my friends say about me, obsess!). Men, not so much. Men are after all simpler beings. Don’t throw tomatoes at me for that sentiment! That’s from pretty much all therapists’ theories about the differences in makeup between men and women. But as women […]

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My Short List of Great Novels and Why

My Short List of Great Novels and Why

Isn’t it difficult to name your favorite books?Or, maybe not.But I love so many of them, narrowing down a list proves, well, tough.I posted a few weeks ago about why I love Lit Fic. And mentioned that if someone was seeking a good read, I’d be glad to give a list.Many folks took me up […]

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dealing with cancer

Near Death Brings All Of Our Emotions To The Fore

So I wrote a couple of years ago about my sister and her cancer diagnosis. Or more specifically, our emotions as we tumbled through it.Anyone dealing with cancer, whether personally or a loved one, knows the tumultuous roller coaster we ride. It’s a doozy.I’m happy to report that after chemo and radiation, her metastatic lung […]

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embarking on something new.

Fear of Almost Flying

I’m embarking on something new.And while Erica Jong’s classic Fear of Flying was about a woman’s sexual liberation (which rest assured, mine is not!), it encompassed all the fears Isadora had about breaking out of her mold.Of living life anew.Okay, so what I’m doing isn’t entirely novel for me, and something I once did for […]

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What Faith Means to Me

What Faith Means to Me

We think of faith in this country as homogenous, don’t we?I mean, we see the United States as a Christian nation. It’s almost a given, the only differences coming via denominations, from the most fundamentalist to the outer reaches of liberal churches, and every biblical belief system in between.In this country, anyway, if someone asks […]

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Why I Love Lit Fic | What have you read lately?

Why I love Lit Fic

Why do you read books? Is it to be transported into a different time and place? To learn something or sharpen a skill set via non-fiction? Mindless entertainment? A bit of titillation a la Erotica?Or are you one of the new masses, who don’t read books at all?I read all the time. Often other people’s […]

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A One-Day Whirlwind Trip (2)

A One-Day Whirlwind Trip

Graduation season is behind us.Thank God!No, no, I didn’t mean that. Of course I didn’t. Well, only kinda, maybe.I don’t know about you, but I received many invitations to graduations this spring/summer. Almost all were fairly close in proximity. Easy to get to.Gifts were delivered but my butt didn’t reach those seats. I’d pretty much […]

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Can You Follow Your Dreams and Find Success?

Can You Follow Your Dreams and Find Success?

Can You Follow Your Dreams and Find Success?What if you could succeed by following your deepest passion?You know—that thing you do even if in secret, so you can avoid ridicule, naysayers, guilt-jerkers, etc. Or, the one you’ve put on the back burner for years, maybe decades, because, well, you have bills to pay, kids to […]

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