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Rip Van Winkle: The Downside

Winter, 2012

I woke up one morning recently and discovered I was 48.

This shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Somehow, it did.

Hanna and I had been friends since 1974. 862 more words


Yes, but you have to have a pigeon-hole...

I’ve been called many things

but the term I keep hearing is renaissance man which, according to dictionary.com means:

1. a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.

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Bankroll, Yo

Half of my DNA belongs to Texas. My aging telomeres had been trying to tell me this for years but I ignored them until my brother wrote to say his had been doing the same thing. 813 more words


Family Rules

It is always a good idea to have set of basic house rules or family rules posted up somewhere. It can be as simple as a piece of paper or as awesome as something hand stitched or etched in wood. 432 more words


Excuse the mess…I am new at blogging. I am not sure why I’ve picked this new hobby. Maybe because as a mother of 3 – life’s adventures are worth sharing. 1,249 more words


Birth order...in life and in characterization

I’m fascinated by families and birth order. As an only child, I was the solitary kid in rooms always filled with adults. I think one of the reasons I’m such a good and thorough observer is because I was raised in that era where children were seen but never heard. 521 more words

Romance Writers

Rule # 14: Aunt MiMi's Famous Dip!

Aunt MiMi was a party in a pale blue pantsuit.

Aunt MiMi had been quite the social butterfly in her younger years, and age hadn’t made much of a dent in her sparkle. 428 more words