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7 Benefits of Rehabbing Old Jeans

I recently rehabbed some old jeans. They were expensive, so I wasn’t apt to toss them. I grew up relatively poor and, as the eldest child, there were no hand-me-downs. I learned to hang on to clothing as long as it fit my lanky frame.… ...

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My Favored Place to Write

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If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be?

Today’s Insecure Writers question isn’t a question to me. It is a statement of peace and joy… For my favored place to write is Home.… ...

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Around the House a Union of Opposites Work

I am the type of person who closes a safety pin before tossing in a drawer; my husband is not. In his defense, he’s a leftie, so he fumbles with the thin metal clasp and, well, safety pins are somewhat passe.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: The Last-Minute Cruise

It was a last-minute cruise to the Holy Land, among other stops in the Mediterranean.

My husband and I typically took one grand trip a year. Travel is our thing. But in 2010, we were stumped.

Then an overlarge picture-postcard came in the mail.… ...

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How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

So you’ve become an author, have you? Published by a small press, or else a large one with no publicist, so that the onus of selling your book falls upon you?

Welcome to life as an author, 2012.

Because I’m an extrovert, marketing via public appearances doesn’t daunt me.… ...

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900 words that didn’t make the Novel

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“Are you really slack-jawed over a mailman?” a gentle voice behind her said.

Startled, Amy whipped her body around, causing vertigo. Amy looked at the gentle speaker, clothed in a luxurious robe and glitter-covered mules. Holy Mother of Whomever, it was the Widow Braghorn!… ...

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Facebook Stalkers, Voyeurs, Fans, and Friends

Life as a Miracle – I have many blog posts under that umbrella. I plan to anthologize the numerous tales – all true – in a book. Will you buy it?

 

You don’t have to be an Einstein to note this juxtaposition of beliefs, this duality of truths and decisions of how to live.… ...

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I’m a fiction writer… I lie for a living!

A year ago, our expensive supplemental insurance gave us a free membership to LA Fitness, so I became a gym-rat.

That is not a lie.

My husband is my personal trainer. That is fact, too.

What’s also fact is that I’m a woman of a certain age: not over the hill, but neither striving uphill or coasting down.… ...

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The Affable Presence of Celebrity and Recognition

I live in a celebrity scene. Near-constant sunshine, miles and miles of beach, and clusters of people to worship it all.

Celebrity sightings are usual and the stars are casual about the recognition that accompanies publicity and fame.

Stars of the movies, stars of TV, star of the several sports teams thrive and walk among us in the crowded milieu of the O.C.… ...

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Apollo – and the Moon – Prevails

Apollo, the Moon – and the American Spirit Prevails!

Though everyone can recite Neil Armstrong’s “one small step for man, one giant step for mankind”, as he stepped onto the surface of the moon…arguably the most famous Apollo flight was riddled with mistakes – and aptly named Apollo Thirteen.… ...

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