Month: July 2019

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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Life as a Miracle: a Triumphant Use of My College Degree

If you don’t recall what transpired in yesterday’s installment, look back. Now – it was the preamble to this valiant tale, the day I empowered my mother. I didn’t intend to take sides but as a certified speech-language pathologist –  and daughter #1 – how could I not act?...

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Life as a Miracle: My Mother Speaks Up

My mother was known for speaking her mind, a trait that I apparently inherited – read on!

That particular day, it was good thing was that I was painting my mother’s fingernails. My head was bent to the task, so I didn’t look up.… ...

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Hey Writer Lady: Which Character is YOU?

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July 3 question: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

If you are a friend of mine – and even if you’re not – you may have heard me say, “I enjoy my characters and their world more than most people I know.”

This is not, at its core, a control issue for me.… ...

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What’s good about a book, or two… or three?

I like learning. It keeps my mind fresh… which, in turn, propels me forward. Obliterate the mistakes of the past and/or reinforce lessons learned. Replenish one’s spirit and fast-forward along with the train that is barreling into the future. New information expands one’s opportunities and sparks re-investment in one’s self.

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