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Roller Skating – a Metaphor for Life

I used to roller skate. What child of the 70s and 80s doesn’t know how? Actually, I was surprised to find there are quite a few people my age who’ve never been roller skating. How did they miss out on this while growing up? Didn’t their school have a “Skate Night?” Didn’t they skate while listening to tunes on their walkman? I know I did. Read more →

What’s Your Definition of Success?

“How many books have you sold?” I get asked this question a lot. Yeah, it’s an impertinent question, and I usually reply by saying, “I don’t know; I don’t keep count.” Which, is true, by the way. I don’t. I quit counting years ago. But the thing that gets me is that the focus seems to be on money and not the fact that I wrote a book. Maybe that’s where we are as a society? The headlines in your favorite magazines are mostly related to wealth and beauty, or the downfall of others. They’re not highlighting accomplishments or altruism. A real bummer if you ask me. (Maybe I’m reading the wrong headlines?) Read more →

Sorry, not sorry, if this article offends you.

I was recently at Fuddruckers and asked the woman in front of me if she’d already ordered. “Yes, sorry,” she replied. Sorry for what? I’m the one who should have noticed you holding the huge styrofoam cup with Fuddruckers’ logo on it. But this isn’t the exception. As women, we tend to apologize way too much and for things that don’t require an apology. Read more →

2014: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

If you’re a fan of the Spaghetti Western you’ll appreciate the above title. When I was a little girl I used to watch westerns (mostly John Wayne films) with my dad. Well, that and musicals like Annie and Grease 2. Yep, Dad enjoys a good musical, and we watched many together as I grew up. That seemed like yesterday but in reality it was ions ago! And now another year has passed and soon it will be 2015.

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