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How To Say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS . . . Elizabeth Barrett Browning surely had her mojo on when she penned the famous words from Sonnet 43. So as we leap into the love month, why not take a moment to reflect on how (and when) to share with someone in your… Continue reading How To Say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day

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A FAMILY WHO PAINTS TOGETHER,  LOVES TOGETHER A funny thing happened the other night…my extended family gathered in my art studio to celebrate recent birthdays–namely, my mother’s 80th, Uncle Bob’s 70th, my 51st, some others in between, and all the way down to baby Joey’s 1st! Most in their right mind would consider this event risky… Continue reading A NEW KIND OF FAMILY FUN!

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Book Clubs…

Tamarisk Book Club at Shana Fonte’s home The Best Cardio Workout As Valentine’s Day approaches, my heart is warmed, energized, and deeply touched–the best cardio workout around! My secret…hanging out with wonderful women who believe in the power of books. Recently, I’ve been on a streak of attending book clubs to talk about writing and… Continue reading Book Clubs…

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Lessons From My Dog Gracie

Lessons From My Dog Gracie Strange…the timing of things. Yesterday I was pumped up. Ready to run headlong into resurrecting my blog. So much to celebrate! My novel—release date set for this fall. Edits nearly complete. Marketing plans being realized. Yes! These are the milestones I’ve been waiting for to justify wanting others to engage… Continue reading Lessons From My Dog Gracie