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

Archive for April 2011

Unexpected Gifts

Nemo, our rescue beagle, loves everybody, but some people are particularly special to him.  The son and daughter-in-law who found him in the woods as a puppy and nursed him back to health and into our home.  Other family members.  My cleaning lady and my assistant, both of whom have provided pet care in the past.  …

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Sunday Poetry: For Most This Amazing Day

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began this page in March, and if you didn’t join us then, don’t worry.  This is a drop-in, drop-out adventure.  You can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part?  Just slow down a little and come along for the read–or today, for the listen.  If…

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The Write Way: Writer’s Paralysis? How to Get Moving Again

I can count on two questions from any Q & A session.  The first?  Where do I get my ideas?  The second is whether I’ve ever suffered from writer’s block. I’ll confess I used to snicker whenever I answered this one.  “Not me, thanks.  If I’m stuck I just keep working until I’m not stuck anymore.” …

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Sunday Poetry: Shards of Stained Glass

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began last month, and if you didn’t join us then, don’t worry.  This is a drop-in, drop-out adventure.  You can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part?  Just slow down a little and come along for the read.  If you’d like to tell us what…

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You Still Have Time to Hug Your Local Librarian

It’s National Library Week.  Did you know?  I’ll confess I’m not a fan of “Blank-Blank Weeks” in general, but this one’s too important to ignore.  I’ve relayed my own memories here of the Gulfport, Florida library where my addiction to reading got its start.  At the time many of you commented about your own good…

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Sunday Poetry: The Tiny Bones Inside His Soul

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began last month, and if you didn’t join us then, don’t worry.  This is a drop-in, drop-out adventure.  You can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part?  Just slow down a little and come along for the read.  If you’d like to tell us what…

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Still Haunted By Things I Don’t Know

Some of you who pop in an out of my Facebook page know that I’ve been working non-stop on character sketches for the first book of my new series, which will debut in August of 2012.  Not all authors bother with this.  Some are content to allow the character to reveal him or herself as…

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In the White Light of the Lantern

Welcome to Sunday Poetry.  We began last Sunday, and if you didn’t join us then, you can read about the purpose and inspiration behind Sunday Poetry here.     What’s your part? It’s easy.  Just slow down a little and come along for the read.  If you’d like to tell us what the day’s poem means in your…

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Questions from Germany, Answers from Emilie

My public relations trip to Germany is over, but the questions keep arriving.  I answered these today for a major German newspaper, and it occurred to me that you might find the answers interesting, as well.   Maybe you’ve wondered about some of these subjects yourself.   As always, I’ll enjoy your comments. 1. Are you surprised about…

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