The writers’ dilemma

I’ve been a part of several writers’ groups over the past three decades. One of them I started myself when I retired from teaching back in 2006. But as my writing has evolved and morphed and taken me in unexpected and wonderful directions, my needs in writing groups...

Blog Entry #900!

“You’ve written 900 blogs?” asked an incredulous Anna Marie. “You got something wrong with your hearing?” I replied. “Yes, as I just told you, I’ve written a whopping 900 of these little buggers. I’ve been posting as regular as prune juice in a nursing home since...

Rockin’ with the Oldies (in more ways than one!)

“OMG! They’re not all dead already!” That was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the advertisement for “Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone,” performing with the also not-dead Micky Dolenz, the lead vocalist of the former Monkees. The website...

Cheap Woman’s Guide to Wellness Retreats

I just returned from two full weeks of “me time.” It’s a tradition I started 16 years ago, and I’ve only missed two June Escapes since I made self-care a top priority. Sixteen years ago, a counselor suggested I needed to invest in myself by going to a recovery center...

UJI: Under Julie’s Influence

“You don’t write your resolutions on January first,” Julie informed me. “You write them on your birthday. That’s the true start of your New Year! Great idea. Julie always had a lot of great ideas. Some of them were a little dangerous, possibly illegal in a few states,...
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