For two dozen years, Soroptimists, an international service organization for women, consumed my spare time. Most often it was a good thing, a boon to my life. Because I was in solo private practice, and did not earn my speech-language pathology degree in this state, I had few compadres with whom to interact.… ...

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I never had imaginary friends as child.

Did you? If not, read this to understand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_friend

But I read and read and read. My family lived in small communities, sparsely populated and countrified.

My psychologist friends tell me that I am fortunate: as the oldest child I was allowed to read and play, not conscripted as caregiver to my three younger sibs.… ...

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Writing is my ‘encore career’, a phrase I discovered today on a Baby Boomer ‘life transitions’ site.

Applause, please, from the audience!!!!clapping

I’ve written thousands of clinical reports…and some of them contained fabulous fiction, I’ve observed numerous times. I’ve never lied, but I have amplified the facts to convince an insurer to pay.… ...

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While folks often say, “Life can spin on a dime I’m writing about an important life episode initiated by a ‘spin on a heel’: mine.

As we walked across the church parking lot, my husband and I spied our friend, and former pastor, walking with his wife and granddaughter, whom I call ‘Cassie Lassie’.… ...

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