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Archive for September 2010

Stranded

My online friend, Kelly of Vancouver, was traveling through the southeast, so we decided to meet up at my condo on Topsail Island for a couple of days. That was the plan, anyway. We knew it was going to rain a bit. No sweat. We didn’t know–I guess no one did–that the rain would turn…

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You Never Sausage a Book!

You know how people say they don’t want to watch sausage being made? Well, I feel as though I invited you, my readers, to watch the writing equivalent of sausage making as you followed my painful progression through the creation of  The Midwife’s Confession. It began a long time ago, when after a couple of months of…

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What was YOUR Teen Obsession?

I post monthly on a group blog, The Lipstick Chronicles, written by a gang of writers who are funny, irreverent, political, poignant, and who tell it like it is day after day. Last month, I wrote the following post for TLC and I’ve had a few requests to repost it here. Hope you enjoy it!…

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Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life. . .

When I was a kid, my dad would take us out in the back yard of our summer bungalow in Point Pleasant, New Jersey to star gaze. We had these big Adirondack chairs and he’d tip one against the other so that when we climbed into them, we’d be nearly prone–perfect for looking up at the…

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Can't Complain

Ah, the beach! I caught this pic of my stepdaughter Brittany taking an early morning shot of the ocean from our deck this morning. It’s been a beautiful weekend and John and I will stay all week. Of course I’m still revising, but my editor and I had a meeting of the minds and I…

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Project Midwife

                    I’m not a big fan of reality TV, but one show I love and never miss is Project Runway. I get such a kick out of the artistic personalities and seeing real talent ultimately rise to the top. More than anything, though, I’m fascinated by…

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Keeper, Jet and the Roomba

I’m so tired of always having fur on my carpets! I’m even more tired of vacuuming, so I decided to try a Roomba. Here’s the first few seconds of its inaugural voyage across my living room floor (the clumps of dog fur were planted by me, I hasten to add, but there are days when…

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My iPad: First Impressions

Actually, these are my second impressions. My first weren’t so good, but that was because: a) I have no Mac experience; b) I wanted to learn to do many complicated things at once, and preferably by osmosis; and c) I am impatient. Oh, and d) I neglected to notice the User’s Guide, which really is…

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