Category Archives: writing

A New Year’s Resolution I Can Keep

Like most of you, at the end of every year I spend a lot of time reflecting on the year gone by and at least a few minutes planning for the year ahead. I hope, I dream, I wish, and I … Continue reading

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It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated

Some of life’s little challenges have interrupted my writing lately, and I’ve been struggling to get back into my “groove.”  And believe me, a self-proclaimed hippie chick who can’t find her groove is in a pretty sorry state of affairs … Continue reading

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When My Own Words Fail Me

I am leaving in a few hours to fly out to Los Angeles to visit two of my sons, one who lives there and one who has been interning there all summer.  I am more than a little excited to … Continue reading

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A Secret Revealed, A Dream Taking Flight

“You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings … Continue reading

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Grisham Slams One Out of the Ballpark with ‘Calico Joe’

Note:  I am a huge fan of John Grisham’s writing.  I’ve read every book he has written, and a hardback copy of each one is prominently displayed on my bookshelves.  A few weeks ago while doing my morning Facebook cruise, … Continue reading

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Hey, 2012: Come Meet Your Master

Bleary-eyed and bone-weary, I sit watching the remaining minutes of 2011 slowly ticking away as I anxiously await the arrival of 2012, more affectionately known as “MY year,” the end of my beginning.  This is the year I bid a … Continue reading

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The Breathings of My Heart

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”–William Wordsworth One year ago today I posted my very first blog.  After a considerable amount of debate and self-doubt (and, I’ll admit, an overwhelming amount of FEAR), I finally garnered enough … Continue reading

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