Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fahrenheit 451 Revisited

It was a short article in the paper on page eight.  “Texas Board of Education Targets Islam in Textbooks.”  The gist of the article was that the social conservatives on the board were not going to stand by and let … Continue reading

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The End of Summer

Two things occurred this weekend that signaled the end of summer but heralded the start of a new season in my life.  First was our annual Hampton Roads Writers Conference held here in Virginia Beach.  Over one hundred thirty writers, … Continue reading

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Punkin’ Time

In honor of the autumnal equinox, I decided to make this a photo blog today and post some pumpkin pictures I took.  Enjoy.

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Windows on the Soul

My husband would have liked Hattie Wyatt Caraway.  When she walked into the Senate chambers as the first woman elected to serve a full term, her first words were, “The windows need washing.”  Yesterday, on a sunny September morning, my … Continue reading

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The Rack and Other Instruments of Torture

This week I bought a kettlebell after reading an article about it in my Prevention magazine.  It is purported to be a great workout tool to get you in shape quicker than other workout routines, and it’s supposed to be … Continue reading

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How To Become a Millionaire by Keeping Your Head Down

My grandmother used to tell me if I picked up all the pennies I found and didn’t spend them, I’d be a millionaire one day.  When I was little, I followed her advice and kept my eyes on the pavement, … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me Dogs Don’t Have Souls

My daughter recently bought a puppy who has captured her heart.  Since my grandchildren are back in school, this little darling has become my daughter’s constant companion, making the empty rooms not so empty.  Now that I’m retired, my quiet … Continue reading

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