• VACATION

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    The meaning of a vacation changes completely when you don’t have an actual job. Vacation is no longer that much needed respite from the drudgery of the daily office grind. It isn’t a time to rest and recharge. I rest and recharge every single morning[..]

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  • DAY COUNTING

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    I get to see these  characters in exactly two weeks. But who’s counting?

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  • A LIFE OF DETAILS

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    Although I may not remember which daughter said which cute thing, I remember the cute thing. I remember so many little things that I have run across in my life. Small things, like the girl in the drug store who bought “A bottle of Yoo-hoo[..]

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  • THE CHALLENGE

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      Are you on Facebook? If so, I would love to have you join us in The Back Booth, a group devoted to Women’s Fiction, hosted by my publisher, The Story Plant. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1259132430879799 I hosted this week, and asked members to give me a name and[..]

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  • THE STORY OF MATH

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    Empty nesters have such freedom. I know this especially after spending five days in California with my daughter’s family. A four-year-old and a one-year-old. One evening, we tried to watch that great movie, I, Tonya–the one about Tonya Harding and her horrible mother and husband.[..]

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  • A COLLABORATION

    I have a friend, Bill Franz, who is a brilliant photographer. We had dinner with our spouses the other night, and this is what happened. I will let Bill tell you the story: I told novelist Molly Duncan Campbell about one of my favorite books.[..]

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  • ARMCHAIR ATHLETE

    Who doesn’t love the Olympics? The drama, the pageantry, the suspense? I look forward to them every day. We have dinner, then hunch in our seats in the TV room, armchair judging stuff that we have absolutely no clue about. Thank goodness for those little[..]

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  • ENTREPRENEUR

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    Creative people who are clever somehow manage to turn their creative pursuits into cash. I am a creative person. I like to think I am sort of an “artist,” although I would never go chin-to-chin with, say, Jamie Wyeth or anything. But these days, all[..]

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  • THE NEW NORMAL

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      Tums Loose Pants Podcasts about grisly things Loose Pants Poached, not fried Low carb Complaining about arthritis No appointments before noon Go nowhere without Kleenex Loose Pants Thermostat in winter never below 72 degrees Lumbar pillows Who are all those people on the Grammys?[..]

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