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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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Dear Mom

Back in December, I wrote a post to my mother, apologizing for all the aggravation I caused her. I finally understood how aggravating I actually was, now that I had a dog who was demonstrating to me every possible aggravation a mother can feel. I never showed that post to Mom, however. Sometimes she’s a …

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A List Of Your Awesomeness

This weekend I went to a birthday celebration. The man who was being honored is a ballroom dancer, and so the party was filled with other dancers. Oh my, the dancing was so lovely, I watched like I was at the ballet. And I need to take some dance lessons this year! But something else …

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An Excerpt

As I mentioned – okay,  SHOUTED – in my previous post, my new novel LUCINDA’S SOLUTION is finally available on Amazon.  Amazon’s ‘Look Inside’ feature allows you to read the first several pages. But just in case that is not enticing enough, I thought I would share a scene from later in the story. In …

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It’s Here!!!!

My new book!   LUCINDA’S SOLUTION is a love story that encompasses the changing mores and the role of women from 1918 to 1920. The novel was inspired by my own family – especially how my paternal grandfather’s family coped with the devastation brought on by the influenza pandemic. LUCINDA’S SOLUTION is fiction, but hearing …

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Infinite Monkey Theorem

I think just about all of us are familiar with the Infinite Monkey Theorem: Given an infinite amount of time, a monkey randomly hitting the keys on a typewriter would eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. Blows my mind. However. What is more astounding astounding to me than an accidental but accurately typed …

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Commercial Interruption

Will be back tomorrow with my regular silly nonsense….     But in the meantime: Now through Sunday, October 19:  Amazon is offering the Kindle version of my book for $0.99! This is a great time to try a brand new author!!   (namely, me) And the reviews are really good!  You could add one! …

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Carry That Weight

Genius, they call it. And I cannot disagree. This little gadget I can carry in my purse or tuck under my pillow or in my desk drawer so I can sneak a few paragraphs when I am supposed to be on a conference call…. . Oh, I resisted for a long time. I like books. …

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A New Best Day!

The best day of my life – February 9, 1964 – might just have been replaced! Fifty Years and Six Months later: HERE IT IS! I am an author! Really and Truly! My book is (finally!) for sale on Amazon:   I have a cover!     I have a back cover! I have a …

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The World’s Best Invention

When I wrote last month about the jewelry box my mother bought for me when I was twelve, several people located the box for sale on the web (the same place I found the photo) and suggested I buy it again. For the memory of it. But I don’t need to buy someone else’s similar …

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