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SOLS: 2013:21 Quiet

Susan Cain has a New York Times Bestseller on her hands: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. It has been a fascinating read journey and I still have a ways to go.  As soon … Continue reading

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SOLS 2013:2 The Bathroom Off the Kitchen

Ruth Ayres and I have worked together for several years and have shared countless books. I believe we were both surprised at the discovery that Roxaboxen was a book that we had not talked about even though for years it … Continue reading

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SOLS:2012.30 Not A Dog Walk

Again I’m sharing another entry in my writing notebook collection of  interesting observations and conversations that someday will be weaved into a book. I was waiting in the car as my husband walked up to the ticket office located on Lake Meade. We … Continue reading

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SOLS:2012.8 There’s An App for That

How many times have you heard the phrase, “There’s an app for that!” It seems like everyone carries some type of technology whether it be a smart phone, IPAD  or an IPOD touch. Enter the app store where you can … Continue reading

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Ocean Lullaby

Rocked to sleep by gentle Caribbean ocean waves. Rays of sun and star light dancing on a palette of blues and greens…azure, turquoise, cerulean, ultramarine, jade, teal, and emerald.  Sounds of waves lapping against each other. I don’t know what took my husband and I so long to book a cruise. … Continue reading

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Making a Difference

It all began with Phyllis. Phyllis transferred to our building because her husband was named principal at the school she was working at. She joined our grade three team. She introduced us and our third grade students to one of her … Continue reading

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Story Eavesdropping

Offer made. Offer accepted. One inspection down. Still some hurdles to jump but I believe animal lover daughter has a house. After imagining life in a house with a lamp-post, nearby bookstore and bakery, disappointment came knocking via government red tape. The … Continue reading

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Reading on the Ceiling

Let’s travel back to the eighties…remember the song, Dancing on the Ceiling. It’s a fun song and just what I thought of when I left the dentist’s office after having my teeth cleaned. My hygienist is very smart. As you … Continue reading

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Make New Friends

We met St. Louis daughter in downtown Indy to pick up Boy Blue (grandson) for the week. The Old Spaghetti Factory is one of our favorite places to eat in downtown. According to the menu Homer ate pasta saturated with browned … Continue reading

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Bilingual Book-Reading Coffee Drinkers

Envy. People walking with steaming tall mugs of coffee. Coffee cafes with a wall lined with coffee choices – dessert sounding like names. Friends talking over a cup of a coffee. “Would you like coffee with your dessert?” or “Could I warm that up … Continue reading

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