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Archive for March 2014

Story Weekend: Runaway

I have many tales that fit this weekend’s theme! Like the time my best friend and I ran away . . . to my screened porch, with my parents’ permission. Or the runaway kids I worked with in San Diego. But I’ll start off the comments with a different kind of runaway story that happened…

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Mid-Week Questions from my Readers

This week’s questions are taken directly from my Facebook readers. Here we go! Q. Do you ever watch TV and if so what’s your favorite show? A. Unless I’m on deadline, I watch either TV or a movie nearly every night I’m home, but I’m pretty picky about what I watch. I love a great…

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Story Weekend: Banks

I love picking weird topics for Story Weekend because I never know what interesting stories those topics will elicit in my readers. I’ll start it off with my own comment this time and then I hope you’ll join in. If  you’re new to Story Weekend, here’s how it works: I pick a theme and you share…

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An Inventive Book Club Discusses Necessary Lies

I Skyped with a book club recently as they discussed Necessary Lies and the host forwarded me a copy of the invitation she sent out to the members. I love it! She really took the story to heart. She gave me permission to share the invite with my readers (I blanked out all the members…

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Recipe of the Week:

This may be my new favorite quick and easy way to prepare pork chops! I “pinched” the recipe from Just a Pinch and contributor Janet Crow. Yum! Parmesan Baked Pork Chops Ingredients: – 4 boneless pork chops, 1/2 thick (mine were those amazing Costco 1″ thick chops and they worked just fine. – 1 T…

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Story Weekend: Bathrobes

I’ve never been a bathrobe kind of person, but a few months ago I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond and saw a display of bathrobes at a very reasonable price. On a whim, I bought one. Now I wonder how I ever lived without my big, soft, fuzzy pink robe. During this frigid winter,…

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