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COOL NEW WEB TOOL FOR YOU

COOL NEW WEB TOOL FOR YOU While searching for topics to write about this week, I discovered a cool new web tool. New to me anyway. But as a result I got a little sidetracked. Sometimes happens to me. I mean the internet is right there in that little red, yellow and blue google circle. It’s so hard to pay…

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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts

FANTASTIC BEASTS MOVIE REVIEW Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stars Eddie Redmayne (left) as Newt Scamander, the wizard with a suitcase full of fantastic beasts. Katherine Waterston is Porpentina (Tina) Goldstein, the woman who causes problems for him.  Alison Sudol stars as Queenie Goldstein, Porpentina’s mind reading, mildly flirtatious sister. Collin Farrell plays Percival Graves, the wizard with…

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Something Good About 2016

What was good about 2016? There must be something. Feeling down and discouraged, I desperately wanted to find something good about 2016. I’m jumping on an overcrowded bandwagon here, but I’ve experienced the turmoil just like everyone else. Couldn’t declare this the worst year ever. I’m sure there are more troubled times in history to look back on, but I…

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Story of a Future Past: For Those Who Love Story

        The evening wound down in the camp, slowly, like a story ending. The children settled down in a circle around the fire, from the littlest tots to the oldest teens, and most of their mums and dads. The entire camp usually turned out for story night. It had been this way for many years now. Talula couldn’t remember how…

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Book Reviews: Exciting Stuff

Funny, I never got excited about book reviews when I was in school. I greeted the assignment with a groan, even my desk and chair creaked in protest. At the time, writing my thoughts on what somebody else wrote didn’t seem to have any practical value. Now I am a writer, and book reviews are golden. Your words about my…

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Blue Plymouth Fury – Memory and Loss

The first car I ever drove was my Dad’s four door, hard top, 1963 powder blue Plymouth Fury III with 3-inch wide chrome strips down the sides, (and in my memory at least) a mammoth steering wheel, and get this, push button gears. It was long, it was sleek, it was shiny, and under its bonnet was a 318, V8…

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Middle Age–Who Me?

What is middle age? I finally got the courage to look it up. There were varying opinions, of course. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary says it’s “the period of life from 45 to 64.” Wikipedia stretched the upper number to 65. I read one article that seemed to think it didn’t start till 60, I liked that one.  http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/04April/Pages/60-the-new-40-claims-media.aspx Shelley Emling, senior…

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My Magical Happy Place

It seems no matter how I’m feeling or what’s been going wrong, or just not altogether right, the higher I ride, climb or drive into the mountains, the higher my spirits soar. Literally. It’s a physical feeling. I find myself sighing without warning, smiling for no reason, and helplessly uttering wow! There’s something magical about those awe-inspiring heights that roll…

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Progress!

So the first book is done, it’s out there in print and e-book versions and I took a big breath once it got  posted to Amazon. But I forgot to let it out. I’ve been known to hold my breath at critical moments. Just ask my one-time horseback riding instructor, Liz. Did it over the jumps every time. Well, I…

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Dandelion Wishes

Windswept words, barren, empty, whisked away like so many dandelion seeds. Dreams that never formed nor took flight; whimsical longings caught up to heaven on the breath of mourning. Sometimes it’s that I do not know the outcome. Sometimes it is precisely that I do. But wishes ever ride the tide of something, I always thought for me could not…

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