Category Archives: memories

Singing Praises

The topic this week: Unsung heroes in books or movies: A character who does not get the credit that you believe he or she deserves. It was my idea. I wish that I had done this ahead of time; I … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Joanna Campbell Slan and Book Download!

Once again, I stumbled into quite a famous author without realizing it, and this week I am pleased to bring in Joanna Campbell Slan. Sometimes I ask an author to join us and I have had to scramble to collect … Continue reading

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Call Me Marvin

This week’s question: Growing up, was there something about you that made you feel as if you didn’t belong to your family? I could never doubt that I was a natural-born product of my family .Even though my sister tried … Continue reading

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One of These Folks is Not Like the Others

Remember this song from Sesame Street? I’ve never had any reason to doubt my family’s love for me, but I’ve always felt like a bit of an odd duck. I suppose that’s what prompted me to pose the Question of … Continue reading

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Dilemma

Free week and I have been wondering about how people perceive other people’s writings. If you know the life of the writer, do you assume that a scene or situation in their story is autobiographical if it comes close to … Continue reading

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And the Band Plays On?

I suggested the topic of a real-life happily-ever-after love story so long ago that frankly, I am not sure what story I had in mind. Possibly the story of the couple below, but when I told The Husband that I … Continue reading

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Speaking of Family…

I was curious to know what forms of address others use in their families. Mine get confusing at times. I believe that buried in other posts, I have touched on some of this week’s topic before, (mostly about grandparents), so … Continue reading

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