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

The Best Laid Plans

Sometimes best laid plans should be discarded. We spent yesterday with our oldest grandson. Liam, seven, had another day off from school, so my husband and I bopped down to Ohio to spend it with him. Last month we had the pleasure of spending a day with Liam, too, and as part of it we…

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Sunday Inspiration: Autumn

“It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!” -Winnie the Pooh As the leaves begin to burst into color here at Chautauqua, I feel like following Pooh’s suggestion to leap into the leaves — or perhaps better yet to treat…

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Science Knows No Country

Science knows no country,  because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch that illuminates the world. . . Louis Pasteur We had the good fortune to spend a morning at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on University Circle last week with our oldest grandson. Here he is, immersed in “science.” I hope Liam continues…

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A Long and Winding Road

What a summer it was. First I hope your summer was filled with new experiences, even if you stayed home. There’s always something to learn and enjoy even if it’s only from your front porch. I’ve neglected Southern Exposure for the past few weeks, so let me catch you up. Mostly in photos. If this…

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Sunday Inspiration: Literary Lots

How inspiring is this: a woman who takes abandoned lots in Cleveland and turns them into playgrounds based on children’s books, or literary lots as she calls them. Check out the article here for all the details. What books would you choose to build a literary lot?  

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Sunday Inspiration: Aloha

“Aloha… I believe in Aloha and Kindness, ’Ohana first, meaningful Friendships, counting my Blessings, and Giving to others. I choose to see the good in life even during times of struggle. I am Grateful for the life I have and for all the wonderful people that make this journey worthwhile.” — author unknown I’ve been…

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Sunday Inspiration: “We’re all stories…”

“We’re all stories in the end, just make it a good one.” Did you know that Dove candy wrappers have quotations on them, and some good ones, including the one above? Don’t ask me how I know. Well, I am on vacation, (that’s Asilomar on the coast in the photos) so I figure I deserve…

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Sunday Inspiration: John Steinbeck

Wherever I travel I like to visit places that honor and memorialize my fellow authors since I find the lives of most writers inspirational and motivational. While visiting the Monterey, California area for two weeks, Proman and I drove to nearby Salinas to explore the National Steinbeck Center which portrays the life and creativity of…

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Novelists On The Road

Good morning from Monterey County, California. Novelists on the road or on vacation are a different breed. For fun come join me on my two week stay at my son’s home where Proman and I are dog sitting. We decided that since this area is so rich in possibilities, we would take them one at…

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