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

Archive for April 2009

I Just Can’t Understand You!

“Hamburg (ots) – reader reaches and inspires you with their projecting seeds and romantic stories women such as men with their books millions. Now equivalent two novel filmings are radiated by Emilie Richard to the Prime time on Sunday in the Second Channel of German Television. On 3 May the Second Channel of German Television…

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How Can I Keep From Singing?

What’s the payoff for a cold, rainy spring?  A sunny warm day when the world bursts into bloom.  We’re having one of those today, and I wanted to share it with you.  Here are some photos quickly taken in my garden along with the words to one of my favorite hymns of praise, written in…

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What Price Happiness?

The following made me smile.  I hope it makes you smile, as well.   I don’t know how this Amazon bookseller  got a copy of a book that’s not yet in print.  I don’t know why this bookseller thinks this particular copy is worth a thousand dollars–but, of course, as the author how can I dispute…

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And You Thought Research was Dull?

So, do you really believe novelists just make stuff up?  After all, they call this fiction.  We don’t know how it’s really done, so we fudge?      Well, that would be the easy way out, but truth is, novelists HATE those letters you write us that point out Ash Wednesday and Easter do NOT occur…

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The Smell of Baking Bread

I promised my Rosemary Focaccia recipe, so here it is, just in time for those post-holiday eating blues.  The roast lamb or brisket is finished and nothing tastes quite special enough in comparison.  This will, I hope. I first “noticed” focaccia while having dinner at a friend’s house.  Jim had baked his own, and I was…

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Happiness is Homemade Focaccia

Every once in a while I get an interview request with the question, “Tell us something nobody knows about you.”  Well, of course, if nobody knows something, there’s an awfully good reason, isn’t there?  And how likely am I to divulge deep, dark secrets to people I’ve never met? But here’s something most people don’t…

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Libraries, One of the Wonders of the World

Imagine this, if you can.  A special place people visit just because they want to learn more about their favorite subject.  Imagine this.  A special place where, for nothing more than the moments spent filling out a form, wonderful books are handed over to take home, read and enjoy.  And when they’re returned, more take…

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Happiness is a Sunny Day and Cherry Blossoms

I bet that you have a festival in your hometown, some time during the year when you celebrate just for the fun of it with your friends and neighbors.  This year, why not take the time to go?  If it’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Buzzard Day in Hinckley, Ohio, turn off the computer…

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Happiness Blogs

What makes you happy?  I mean really happy.  The kind of happy when you can’t stop smiling, when tiny twittering bluebirds seem to have taken up residence inside you, when you lie awake at night and count your blessings instead of the things you forgot to do and aren’t sure you’ll have time for tomorrow. Happy!…

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