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Nancy Roman

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A Freebie!

Just a quick message – I have a freebie for you! The Kindle version of my first novel, JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED, is FREE !!! On Amazon for the next 24 hours! (Ends on January 3rd) Happy New Year, everyone. Here’s the link:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MJLN2SA/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 PS. I hope if you enjoy it, you will consider writing …

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Not So Scary

I went to Zumba this week – how I love to dance away a few calories – although I probably need to Zumba about fifteen hours a day for the next month to make an impact on Christmas cookies. The class is conducted as a separate entity inside a very nice and busy workout gym. …

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My New Old Passion

When I was sixteen, my parents surprised me at Christmas by giving me oil paints, brushes, and canvasses. I could not have been more suprised – or more pleased. I was overwhelmed by the confidence my parents had in me. They thought I was good enough to paint – really paint – with the real …

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Becoming My Mother

Often, I read a joke or hear someone say, “Oh no, I’m becoming my mother!” And I think… “Oh God! Oh, How I wish I were!” Because my mother is everything I could ever hope to be.  Except short. She’s short. Only the bottom shelves of her kitchen cabinets have ever been useful to her. …

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Raindrops Keep Falling On Your Head

There’s an old joke my father used to tell.  A guy goes to the doctor and lifts his left arm over his head and says, “It hurts when I do this.”  The doctor replies: “Don’t do that.” I thought of this today as I was making coffee this morning. I cannot understand why someone hasn’t …

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Thanks For The Movies

 A Thankgiving rerun from a few years ago…. La-La-Land Just skimming through the New York Times, and I saw a review for the new movie, “La La Land.” From the review and the trailer – I really want to see it. Not that I see a lot of movies anymore. But, when I was a …

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Attention

Here’s a true story about speaking up and about listening. Several years ago, there was a family that dealt with a serious crisis. Their two-year-old toddler was very ill, and was in the hospital for months. (It all turned out well – I am happy to reassure you… but it was touch and go for …

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Indulging

A few days ago I was feeling sad. There was no particular source of my sadness – no single or series of events to make me unhappy or bring the tears to my eyes. Just that general overall feeling of Sadness. I probably could not explain it if I had to, and I probably don’t …

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Abandon Ship!

In my first novel, JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED, the main character, Cynthia, is considering making a momentous change in her life. She’s frightened of course, and she turns to her sister, Angela, for advice. Angela responds with a question: “Why do you think there were so many empty lifeboats on the Titanic?” she asked. …

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Sweet Girls

Last year on this date, I wrote about a little girl who made me feel a little better about myself at a time I was hurt and vulnerable. (A Lesson In Shame) So today, I thought it would be appropriate to write about another childhood friend. When I was fifteen, my family moved across town. …

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