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Journey into the Lives of Women, One Story at a Time

Archive for December 2008

All I Want for Christmas. . .

Peace on earth.  Okay, that’s a given.  The end to world hunger.  A deeper understanding and tolerance of other cultural and religious traditions.  I won’t go on because the goodwill messages are everywhere. We all have our personal wish lists.  I love the way people reach out to each other this time of year.  It’s…

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Christmas. . . and beagles

Nemo came to live with us two summers ago.  We had always had dogs, but after finally losing two old friends, we decided to take a break.  As much as we missed Kiwi and Dingo, there was something nice about just locking the door and walking away when we wanted to visit children or travel. …

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Contests and Websites, the joys and the sorrows

Okay.  I’ll start with a confession. Contests are a source of endless frustration for many authors.  I hear the complaints, and I understand.  One of my own just ended.  My readers and website visitors had the opportunity to win a Sister’s Choice quilt that I purchased from Quilt Pink, a collaborative effort by American Patchwork and Quilting magazine and…

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Happiness, Holidays, Hassles!

  It’s the beginning of December, and right along with Bing Crosby’s rendition of White Christmas, the hassles have begun.  Yesterday, I spent four full hours on the computer and telephone trying to make two simple airline reservations.  First there were full flights and the necessity of booking my return with a layover of two…

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