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The Perfect Writerly Gift

What do you get a writer on such a momentous birthday as the big five-oh?? Why, a vintage, mint condition dictionary, of course! With a magnifying glass to help these old eyes read it. šŸ˜Š This is the 2nd edition Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language, unabridged, originally published in 1934. This particular …

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Birthday Week! The Big Five-Oh!

This is it! The Big Five-Oh arrives this week! There will be celebrations. There will be wine. And as a gift to myself, there will be the cover reveal for my second novel! Coming July 2018!!

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2 Weeks to 50!

I learned this week that I can sometimes forget the things that I have learned. As many of you who have followed my blog over the years already know, I have strived to get out of my own way and let myself write. It took decades for me to realize that I was often the …

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3 weeks to 50!!

The countdown continues, and I am still finding things to get excited about. For those of you facing fifty and beyond, never fear! As always, I have turned to books to find inspiration, and I have some recommendations for you. The Grace of Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh The Wonder …

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5 weeks to 50

In about five weeks, I will be turning 50! Yep, the Big Five-Oh! According to just about everyone, that will put me over the hill. And as logic would have it, many of my friends are also facing this milestone this year. It is amazing to me the huge swing in reactions that they ar …

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With Age Comes Wisdom

I had a birthday last week. Yep, I turned 49. I always find people’s reactions to birthdays curious. My favorite reaction is when they argue with me, insisting that I can’t possibly be as old as I am. I take those as compliments, assuming it is because I don’t look that old as opposed to …

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A Tribute to My Sister

My sister and I were bornĀ less than a year apart. This is our shared birthday week. šŸ™‚ In honor of her birthday, I would like to share a musical tribute to her. Every time I hear one of these songs, it takes me right back to the house in Minnetonka. And there we are againĀ spinning …

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