“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good…

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Book Two of my Homecoming Series is now available. I’m delighted to say that The Way Back Home, book two of my homecoming series, is now available for purchase. You’ll find it at all your favorite online bookstores as an eBook, plus the print version at Amazon. That link takes you to my webpage to…

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A Prayer for Yom Kippur To those I may have wronged I ask forgiveness. To this I may have helped, I wish I could have done more. To those I neglected to help I ask for understanding. To those who helped me I thank you with all my Heart. -G’mar Hatimah Tovah Today’s quote is in…

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Have you heard of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Many of you have both heard about this personality inventory that helps individuals learn where they fit in the psychological types described by Carl Jung. If you go to the link I just provided you’ll get a great overview. There are sixteen personality types, and unlike some…

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“Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don’t do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live…

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I’m working on reviewing my copy edits for The House Guests–formerly titled Lies and Other Mercies. In addition I’m writing a novella for a collection I hope to publish in early 2021. So let me quickly share a conversation we’re having at Read Along With Emilie Richards. We’ve been talking about books that end with…

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“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Author Alex Haley (Roots) Happy Grandparents Day to everyone who has grandchildren, to those who had grandparents in their lives, and to everyone who has mentored a small child with the love of a…

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Are you doing a Reading Challenge in 2020? I love reading challenges and have posted about them before. Not only do we do a monthly challenge for my Read Along With Emilie Richards Facebook Group, there are a gazillion other challenges on the internet and possibly at your own library. That last link even features…

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“A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labor of others, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give the same measure that I have received and continue to receive.” -Albert Einstein This is a very different Labor Day holiday than…

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Are you feeling useless and powerless? Welcome to our club. You have lots of company because we have endless numbers of members. We’re not a bit exclusive. There are no initiation rites, and no need to sign up. We’re all in this together, simply because we’re human. And you know, no matter how much we…

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