Southern Exposure is taking a holiday break until Wednesday, January 2nd.  In the meantime why not finish 2012 with a bang?  Do something you’ve been afraid to try, or haven’t made time for this year while there’s still time.  Visit an old friend, or give one a call.   Take a long walk with your…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. My Christmas gift to you is this beautiful poem, Noel, by Anne Porter.  May her words bring with them poignant memories of the past as well as a reminder of the preciousness of…

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a couple of years, you are prepared for what comes next. And I don’t mean the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. You’re reading this, right?  No, it’s time for a new and ridiculous Booklover Carol.  You’re not prepared?  Don’t say we didn’t warn you.…

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Our nation is reeling from the horrifying, senseless killing of children in Connecticut this past week.  Many of us wonder how such a thing could happen, while at the same time we watch the selfless outpouring of love and support from strangers who feel the the tragedy deep inside.  Our sadness is healed in some…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. My heart is broken for the twenty-seven children and teachers who were killed on Friday.  Some things in life are so tragic and incomprehensible there aren’t enough words to convey our shock and…

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This year I began a new weekend diversion on my author Facebook page.  Each Friday night or Saturday morning I post a “Fantasy for the Weekend.”  For instance last weekend here’s what I asked: In honor of holiday eating: A very smart nutritionist has discovered a way to make any food healthy without changing the…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Did you know that the average person gains at least 5 pounds over the Christmas holidays?  Scary, right?  That’s not a Christmas present any of us want.  And yet perhaps we need to…

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I’m still unpacking, and I also have yet another go round on my edits for Somewhere Between Luck and Trust.  This time I’m reading through the final copy, which is fun but time consuming.  I get to fix what I don’t like about the edits, and these days I can do it right online.  The…

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For fun today, and because I’m busily unpacking with little worth saying except “hand me the box cutters,” I thought I’d share a few photos from our new home. We now live on a SW Florida waterway, not quite a lake, nor exactly a pond, looking over a state park.  The bird life is extraordinary,…

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