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Fairy Dust

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Tonight will be the last of our vacation, and I have some thoughts on the subject. Vacations, that is. As a child, we took one every summer, usually staying in a rustic cabin or camping out somewhere in the mountains of New Mexico or Colorado. We fished, hiked, roasted marshmallows and built things—forts in the […]

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John Wayne and Reader Response

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In today’s blog, I want to talk about John Wayne. But first, this: Is it possible for a reader to understand your writing better than you do? Apparently so. Read Margie Netherton’s Facebook response to my last blog (Feeling Thankful). She nailed it—better than I could. It’s what I enjoy most about reader feedback. Every […]

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Feeling Thankful

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For all my first readers and editors who made the book what it is. For the designers (both cover and inside pages) who created a wrapping that complemented my words. For those who bought the book during these first days and then shared it with friends on social media. Can’t say it enough—thank you, thank […]

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Road Trip

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Just thinking of the term gets my heart racing. We’ve traveled by plane, ship and train, but none take the place of a road trip. Which is what we’re doing for the next couple of weeks. In fact, as you read these words, Charlotte and I are somewhere in the high desert of New Mexico […]

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Now Available on Amazon

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So excited to share this with you.  If you find my book helpful, I hope you’ll do two things: Post a review on Amazon. Share with a friend. That’s it. Enjoy! P.S. If you don’t like my book, I’m OK with you not posting a review. 😉

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Reader Comments

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Here’s a place to tell me what you think or maybe ask a question. Just post a comment in the box at the end of this message. Following are a couple of comments from first readers: “I loved the honesty…Questions asked. Fear and uncertainty uncensored..but most of all…Hope. Look forward to talking more—Debbie “The word […]

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My Sophisticated Marketing Plan

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I’ve got good news and bad news about the book. But, first, let me tell you about my marketing plan. I have a very sophisticated marketing plan for this book, and I thought you might want to see it.   Write a book about what eluded me in the first days of retirement. Write about […]

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Forgotten Dreams

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What am I working on? What should I be working on? What do I want to be working on? The questions from Ryder Carroll, creator of the Bullet Journal Notebook, got me thinking. So I took a few minutes and made a list. My answers to questions A & B were remarkably alike. It seems […]

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Creativity

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“Creativity, like play, can turn an old person into a young person,” wrote Dr. George Vaillant. In his book Aging Well, this practicing psychiatrist and professor at Harvard Medical School went on to define creativity as “putting something into the world that was not there before.” I like that. Makes me think of gardeners or writers […]