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The Correct Word

Let me help you, Bernie.  The correct word is, “YES.”  When Gwen Ifil asked you if you are standing in the way of history, the correct response is “Yes.”  You are.  You are standing in the path (perhaps not the … Continue reading

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The Power of a Word

You know I am interested in words – they mean a great deal to me and I try to chose mine carefully.  I just got back from a week in Cuba and the power of words was pointed out to … Continue reading

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Should Come With Words of Warning

I’ve just spend 20 minutes – ok, 40 minutes – lost in Pintrest and hundreds of gorgeous table settings.  Long tablecloths, table runners, cloth napkins in every color imaginable, elegant silverware and sparkling glassware stand out against centerpieces of lights, … Continue reading

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Summer Conference

As many of you writers already know, the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference was held in – you guessed it – Taos, New Mexico, for 17 years. Sharon Oard Warner and Eva Lupton-Ormond did an amazing job of coordinating accomplished writers/speakers, … Continue reading

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Elegant Lighthouse Event

The printed invitation arrived in an envelope hand addressed to me.  It should have been my first clue.  The Lighthouse Writers Workshop was to be held at the Denver Mayor’s residence, Shangri La.  That should have been my second clue. … Continue reading

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I Am Not Making This Up

As most of you know, I am committedly into the agent search.  I know there is an agent out there who will get my novel published.  Since December 2014, I have received a number of rejection letters and emails, most … Continue reading

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Jaipur Literature Festival in Boulder CO

The Festival evidently began in Jaipur, Inida, and spread to the US.  It is several days in duration and events take place at various venues, including some under pop-up tents in the Boulder sunshine. I went with one purpose – … Continue reading

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Being Schooled by a First Grader

Yesterday was Special Persons’ Day in our granddaughter’s first grade class.  We were excited and so, it seemed, was almost everyone else.  The room was packed and buzzed with voices and energy.  As we sat down near our granddaughter, a … Continue reading

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Exactly How Much

“How much whining can you take?”  Cynthia and I walk for about an hour every Thursday morning.  I had just asked her about a strenuous hike she took the day before – hence, this reply.  She went on to say … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Chance is always powerful.  Let your hook be always cast;  in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. Ovid

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