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Archive for September 2018

Sunday Inspiration: Your Beliefs

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your values, Your values become your habits, Your habits become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi  

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Reading Challenge: Win The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Are you reading along on the Read Along with Emilie Richards 2018 Reading Challenge. It’s still not too late to start. You’ll find information plus a printable list here. Usually on the last Wednesday of the month I make suggestions for several of our challenge categories. This month instead I have the distinct pleasure of…

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Sunday Inspiration: The important thing…

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” -Albert Einstein Curiosity is one of the most essential qualities for a good writer. Curiosity is what opens the Pandora’s Box of imagination, ideas and creativity. If we’re not motivated to investigate the wonders that surround us, to discover the possibilities…

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Novelist For Hire

Part of the fun of writing Night Magic, the third book in my New Orleans Nights series? I suddenly had a great excuse to visit New Orleans again. I’ve told you some about the trip, but did I show you this photo? A Poet for Hire Isn’t this a cute idea? Poets aren’t the richest people…

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What Would You Take?

Last year about this time I was in Las Vegas. Not gambling–I didn’t even play the nickel slots. My husband and I had flown there from a summer in Western New York to start our hiking trip through the five national parks of Utah. Learning our route, our children insisted we stay at least one…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Lotus

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. … The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter…

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On The Road Again

I’m probably channeling Willie Nelson because last week, I saw a short clip from the new Ken Burns documentary on country music. The clip was all about Kris Kristofferson, but Willie was in it, too. Be sure you “tune” in when the series airs on your local PBS station. The date’s not yet announced, but…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Purpose of Life

”The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.” David Viscott I love to do cryptoquotes when I’m listening to music in the Chautauqua amphitheater. Last week I deciphered this one and thought of you. I loved it and hope you will, too. What’s your gift?…

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