• THE DEEP CLEAN

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    I read an article that gave explicit instructions on how to “deep clean” one’s house. It didn’t go into the exact reasons why this is even necessary, but it laid out in great detail what a person must do in order to consider their dwelling[..]

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  • WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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    Usain Bolt. He had to be the fastest man, didn’t he? His name. Nominative determinism is the term for the fact that people are drawn to professions that match their names. This is something that has been studied since the early Twentieth Century. Lawyers named “Sue.”[..]

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  • I OPENED THE WINDOW, AND IN FLUENZA

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    Thank goodness I got sick AFTER vacation.

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  • 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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