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What Makes a Good Story for Me

A few weeks ago, I did an author interview and two questions intrigued me. What would I say to a new author, and what makes a good story. I honestly don’t think that you can be a good writer without first being a reader. If you are a reader, you...

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One Billion Dollars – What Would You Do?

I remember when I first "played" "How Would You Spend $1 million.?" It was at least 30 years ago. In multiple cities across America, I would build housing communities for single mothers. Co-ops. With a beautiful courtyard in the center for playing, and a community center, and day care....

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MLK Day and the “King Thing”

For as long as I can recall, I have worked for companies that did not give Martin Luther King Day off. So, I have had to get creative. You see, I believed that one of the things that MLK fought for was for integration of work places. The precursor...

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A Blessed and Meaningful Kwanzaa

Last year, embarrassingly for the first time, my husband and I celebrated, shared Kwanzaa as a family. It has that duality. Celebrating Kwanzaa is sharing Kwanzaa with people you love. I don’t think it was ever meant to be shared alone. It starts in fact, with the first of...

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Christmas

For most of my adult life, I have watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" every December. Strangely enough, I do not know the words to any of the songs. You would think, after allllllllllllllll these years, I would know more than "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch...." Yup, that’s...

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Abortion – the Elephant in the Room

The first story in my book is about abortion, which is a very personal subject for me, even though it is not my story. For nearly 50 years, abortion was legal in America. I remember when Roe v. Wade became law. Not because I understood about laws, but because my...

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