Mother’s Day

As a mom, I can tell you about some wonderful Mother’s Days I have experienced. Sometimes my daughters would give me handmade cards and smooshy chocolate candy, or as they got older, steak dinners, fabulous vacations, airplane tickets to visit, and heartfelt words that would make me weep. I can also tell you about my mom’s […]

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To Camp or Not to Camp: Nano is the Answer

This morning as I was getting ready for work, I knocked over one of those ever present piles of ‘to read’ books that decorate my house. The one that caught my attention was a beautiful little Jane Austen 5 year journal. It seemed that even before I knew I was a writer my family and […]

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Hair Raising Tales of Yesteryears

I was talking to my brothers last week mentioning my upcoming hair appointment at a local hair salon with Tammy Lea and got a wonderful story from each of them about an incident of ‘hair gone bad’ from years gone by. There was a barber shop on the other side of Western Ave that we […]

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Growing up on Greenlawn

It was not the big yellow house with its imposing white columns, nor the fact that six children resided reasonably well (maybe not peacefully, but no one was murdered) within the massive structure, that was our claim to fame in our South Side neighborhood. Rather, it was the fact that we possessed a hitching post […]

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Saturday Morning at the Writing Desk II

Saturday Morning at the Writing Desk -II. So, maybe now I have this figured out- sigh. Spent a leisurely morning that started at 5:31. Got up, fed the kitties, saved Amber a rotten start to the day by cleaning up cat puke sitting at the bottom of her stairs. It is a good thing I […]

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Saturday Morning at the Writing Desk

Saturday morning at the…Writing desk. It’s been more than a year now since I ended my “Saturday Morning at the Library” posts, and that second job. Life is good, different, but very good. Yes, I still get up around 5:30 every Saturday to feed the kitties, potty the dog, get beautiful (still takes a crazy […]

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