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If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem –

People are prone to opinions, but like the pigs in the famous satiric book about society, Animal Farm, some people are more entitled to their opinions than others. For example, people of a certain age, like me.

We are Boomers, people who’ve lived at least 50-60 years, through the ebb-and-flow of incidents, accidents, and tasks of earning a living.… ...

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Creativity Evolved

I may or may not always be an insecure writer – such is the nature of the beast – but I know that my style, creativity, and aplomb have evolved since I started writing free 7-8 years ago.

What began as a quest to accomplish wishes not yet explored in my life – like playing the French Horn or rollerskating with grace, balance, and finesse or writing without the prescribed stricture of clinical reports (I was a speech-language pathologist and had written thousands and thousands and thousands, some with fabulous fiction on the page 😉 – has turned into an encore career.… ...

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Allerton Gardens. In a Heartbeat

A long time ago, in a place called Allerton Gardens on the island of Kauai…

No, this is not a fairytale, though the botanical gardens walks one back in time and place… to sublime.

http://allerton gardens

Allerton is not the Garden of Eden, but close.… ...

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Sweet Tooth :-D

So, I had a sweet tooth when I was a youth. Had it removed – and, I think I gained a shiny dime.

Not a bad return for something I didn’t pay for – or earn. Yeah, even as a kid I was a capitalist. … ...

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Message Via Voice

October is Better Speech-Language-Hearing Month, so here’s acknowledgement to my former career. YAY! I adored it as much as I adore my encore career of writing.

Allow me to share information from past life career, when I fervently worked as the problem solver of people’s oral communication skills: Communication is 7% word choice.… ...

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Frigid Stare

Frigid stare.

If I parked a sparkly new Corvette on our freezer’s eye level shelf or deposited a shiny diamond in the vegetable crisper, my husband would just hold the door open and gape. For seconds which seem like days. In full view of a wife who wants to save on electric bills.… ...

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The Characteristic of Curiosity

Curiosity makes you smart, silly, and sensational. Curiosity helps you retain Wonder, which is grand! Curiosity drives knowledge growth, which can never hurt… Yet, “curiosity killed the cat” Yikes! Splat!

Curiosity didn’t kill Curious George, a monkey of a kid-like character who got into constant trouble – enough to fill dozens and dozens of books since 1973.… ...

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Co-opting the ’60s (whose hey-day was in the ’70s)

What’s to make of a world in which one-percenters wear blue jeans, those who can afford to be cavalier with cash yet choose to look poor, with tattered and ripped jeans?

Where a Dead Head sticker is spotted on Cadillac, a line made famous long ago in an Eagles song.… ...

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“Loose with the Truth”

I call my short story writing genre “loose with the truth” because there is always, always, always a kernel of truth in the fiction I flash. Some in my crit group have become confused after they read one of my short stories, certain it was a personal essay despite my disclaimer.… ...

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Grammarly, Scrivener, and the AutoCorrect Nazi…is Excellence gained?

I’ve never considered goal setting my thing. I’ve never consciously set a goal in my life. I just drift and do, disregarding desire for excellence.

Who planted a goal for excellence in your brain? Your fourth-grade tutor, your high school English teacher, your competitive friend in debate?… ...

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