Category Archives: Blasts from my pasts (popular re-posts)

Not a Mozart, but getting better

Going back through my oldest posts, I discovered this one. The memory made me smile so much I decided it was worth sharing one more time. As for an update…my piano playing has improved even more from when I first … Continue reading

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Wishing will never be useful

Nothing you want in life happens by accident. The singer you revere on the radio, the movie star you love to watch, that incredible athlete everyone talks about, those people didn’t get there by accident. Success, however you want to … Continue reading

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Kissing post

In writing, there’s a saying. “Exclamation points are a lot like printing money; the more you make, the less they’re worth!!!!!!!!” This theory of diluted value by overuse or excess is even true in our everyday lives. Just think about diamonds and … Continue reading

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“JK”: Things I wish I would have known at fifteen

The Disney movie Tangled illustrates to perfection one of my biggest pet peeves—the words “just kidding.”  It’s rampant in every social setting I can think of.  We’ve even shortened it to “JK” for the texting savvy generation.  But let’s face … Continue reading

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Ooo those siblings…

Mark Twain once wrote, “Familiarity breeds contempt—and children.”  Unfortunately, sometimes this is true, being part of a family can be difficult. In a family with six siblings, including myself, bickering was a daily issue.  We fought over toys, chores, T.V. … Continue reading

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Likeable

Growing-up, I never thought I assessed my worth by outside affirmations, until my ninth grade English class. Assigned a seat next to the new boy in school, I wanted to make a good impression. No girls, it’s not because I … Continue reading

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Tootsie Tale

(This is a re-post from years ago. I don’t offer it up because I couldn’t think of anything new to write. With my novel launching this week on September 20th, this post gives me comfort. Come what may, whether my … Continue reading

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