When I was a little girl, we spent Christmas Eve with my grandma and aunt. They lived in a four family flat in the city, the scene of some of my favorite memories. We went in the back door and hung out in the kitchen – the door to the living room was locked up […]
STOP! Danger! You’re headed the wrong way!
Sometimes my books try to write themselves. I don’t usually know the whole story at the start, but have a general notion what’s coming. Unfortunately, my characters often have a different vision. This can be fun if someone knocks on the door and I don’t know who’s on the other side. But it can also […]
Bitter and Sweet
October has been an emotional roller coaster ride for us. We got a contract on our former house – this news couldn’t be more welcome to our pocketbook! The offer was very low though, so we took a chance and countered. The next day, we headed out of town to my hubby’s eye specialist – […]
I’m reading a series about a woman who is separated from her husband – not by her own choice. Have you ever found yourself hating a character in a book? Though I know this guy is only a figment of the author’s imagination, I utterly despise him. If he were to have an accident and […]
The Person Within
When I look out the window of my writing room, I can just see a portion of the back of a house on another street. This morning, I noticed two men removing the siding, and guessed they must be getting ready to add on a room. Why else would they remove vinyl siding? It’s meant […]
We’re moving this week and though I am excited about living closer to my family again, I’m not enjoying the process. Packing everything , navigating the maze of boxes stacked all over the house, notifying everyone of a change in address … and that’s just on this end! We’ll be an hour away from each […]
Happy Birthday Tankster!
July 17 is an important date at our house. Not only is it my husband’s birthday, we also have a granddaughter who was born on July 17 – a gift that was almost too good to be true! Has real life ever presented you with a situation that seemed too good to be true? Many […]
Customer Service, please!
On Monday, we called an online service that helps you sign up for health insurance. I expected it to take half an hour, but the call lasted almost three hours! I was amazed by the young man who helped us – in spite of the length of the call, he remained courteous and polite and […]
A Good Chance
Is anxiety part of our genetic makeup? I was talking to someone the other day who believes her ancestors passed on their worry and stress via genes and there’s little she can do about it. Maybe some of it is inevitable, but I think most of our anxiety is the result of our environment, our […]
Can people be ‘too’ kind?
Do nice people annoy you? I’m not talking about someone who is polite and well-mannered – we all appreciate that. I’m referring to people who are a little ‘too’ kind. Those who give away more than they can afford – of their time, their money and whatever other resources can be shared. Even worse, they […]
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