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Nancy Roman

Category Archives: Writing

Decisions, Decisions

I’ve been terrible with my blogging lately. I want to say I’ve been busy – and that’s true enough. But moreover, I think I just needed to take a break. I didn’t want to focus on something else. I wanted to UNfocus. The end of winter is always my least energetic time. I am tired …

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In The Face Of Unkindness

Every day on Twitter, my dog Theo posts a tidbit of advice for a happier life. I will admit that I help him because he doesn’t type or spell well. But Theo also helps me because he definitely provides me with a happier life every day. Someone asked me recently how I (or Theo) come …

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Overdone?

My Twitter account (Theo-sophy) got controversial a week ago. Poor Theo. Let’s blame him, okay? Just like you can blame the dog when someone in the room farts. Theo took over my Twitter feed a few months ago, and he has gotten himself into a bit of hot water. Specifically, an argument with one of …

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Deleted Heroes

What do you do when people you admire disappoint you? In your personal life, when someone disappoints you, you either forgive them and love them despite their failings, or you say goodbye and leave them behind you. But what about those other people you admire? Famous people – celebrities, politicians, artists. Maybe ‘hero’ is too …

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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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Losing My Temper

I don’t handle criticism well. I can pretend to shrug it off, but truthfully, it’s hard. It’s hard to have someone say you’re wrong. It’s harder for someone to say you’re dumb. And it is downright scary for someone to say vicious, even threatening, things about you. Two years ago, I tweeted often about my …

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Advice From My Best Friend – Part 3

OMG – Theo’s daily Twitter advice continues to grow more popular! Two months ago, I said that Theo is more popular than I am. Well. He just took over my Twitter feed. As of yesterday, my Twitter is no longer called Not Quite Old. It is now officially      Theo-sophy   I am determined, …

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Not Giving Up

Earlier this week, my husband and I stopped for ice cream, which was practically mandatory as it was ‘buy one, get one half price’ day at Carvel. We don’t usually take full advantage of BOGO day, which I think annoys my husband because the offer is for sundaes, but I would rather just have a …

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Alternate Endings

Do you ever wish that the writer of the book you just read or the movie you saw would have consulted you before she decided on that particular ending? I do. Sometimes it is simply historical reality that makes people or characters act the way they act. But I see so many occasions where there …

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Insulted? Maybe not.

Years ago I went to a party and there was a guy there I had not seen in years. He was surprised to see me. Because six months earlier there had been a murder in my town, and the poor young murder victim bore the same last name as mine. And this distant friend exclaimed, …

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