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THE BIG APPLE

Tweet My bag is packed. A writer’s retreat, New York City. Two weeks. One person, one apartment, one computer, two pairs of walking shoes, and six completed chapters. What do I hope to accomplish? I need to focus on what … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS

Tweet This is the back cover of my newest novel, THE WORLD CAME TO US. I am so excited, because it is now available for preorder on Kindle. The physical book releases October 22! This was two years in the … Continue reading

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INSIDE CONFESSIONS

Tweet You know how on House Hunters, the couples go out into the yard or onto the balconies of the properties they are looking at and say things like, “I can see myself having coffee out here in the morning,” … Continue reading

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DESIGN 101

Tweet As a devotee of HGTV, I have come to appreciate and respect all of those designers like Joanna Gaines and her colleagues who sweep into a house and design it in a half hour. I realize that they take … Continue reading

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IS THE SUN SETTING ON US?

Tweet Heavy hearts in Dayton today. Our government seems to be failing us. It is hard to be hopeful at this moment. We must vote.

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ONE DOOR CLOSES; ANOTHER OPENS

Tweet Twenty six years in a beautiful, old house with large rooms, high ceilings, gorgeous historical touches such as a butler’s pantry, wide center hall, upstairs screened porch, two fireplaces, and memories of children growing up, holidays, and all of … Continue reading

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THE CLOSET MUSEUM

Tweet We have to get rid of things.  A lot of things. More on that later. However, this means that we are going through all of our closets and culling. You have heard that expression, not from Marie Kondo, but from … Continue reading

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VACATION

Tweet   When you don’t work outside the home any more (thank goodness), vacation takes on an entirely new meaning. We don’t go on vacation to get away from anything. Honestly, life here at home is almost too restful. I have … Continue reading

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THE COLOR PURPLE

Tweet Why do people do the things they do? What causes a person to make what seems like a completely outrageous decision? Like getting purple hair? I saw a woman in Los Angeles about two years ago. She was in … Continue reading

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