Category Archives: Dealing with stress

Christmas, Once Again

“How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?” Ch-ch-ch-changes! My mother decorated early. We always got a huge Christmas tree, one carefully selected and as close to prefect as possible. Seriously, my generally tight-fisted, … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Michigan

Our resident hound asked, “What’s the bravest / scariest thing you’ve ever done?” I had to really puzzle over this one. I’m not a person who likes to take chances, and I avoid things that don’t make me feel safe … Continue reading

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Foxfire

Have you ever read the “Foxfire” books? They started out as a periodical in the late 1960s and by the early 1970s, the articles were compiled into books, as more and more information was gathered. This all came to be … Continue reading

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Games…Sigh

Favorite game to play as a child? As an adult? We were a game-playing family when I was growing up; I think in the 50s and 60s just about everyone was. When I was really young we lived in an … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Michele Pollock Dalton and the “Already Home” Series

I’ve mentioned before how one great benefit of participating in author events on social media is the opportunity to meet other authors, especially those who write in my genre. One author I met at an event this past spring is … Continue reading

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Women Veterans

“What book changed how you see the world and why?” My first thought is: “What book hasn’t? I have had many arguments with non-fiction-only readers who say that novels, poetry, etc. are a waste of time and don’t enrich your … Continue reading

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Despair and Hope: Hope Always Wins

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “What book changed how you see the world and why?”  We’ve discussed favorite childhood books, compared books to their on-screen version, and even listed our all-time favorites, but this question really threw me for a loop. … Continue reading

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Went With the Wind

“Went With the Wind” was the title of the hilarious Carol Burnett lampoon of the famous Civil War saga, but Margaret Mitchell or her editors would probably would have named the book that today. Why? Because “gone” seems to be … Continue reading

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Review: The Rosie Project

With all that has been going on in the world, (and I watch a lot of different news sources), with what is going on with the family, (it changes by hour), and with what is going on with my new … Continue reading

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Top Spots

Do you have favorite spots in nature, such as a view, the wood, a sea or lake shore? (I am rather sorry that this topic/post rather overlaps with one just a couple of weeks ago.) The ocean was generally my … Continue reading

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