October 2011


Ahhh… the memories of Halloweens past. The homemade robot costume from my childhood. The haystacks, open tombs, and ghosts that my father proudly displayed in our front yard. Scaring neighborhood children one year, and hosing them another. What great childhood recollections.

But none topped my Halloween two years ago.
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Help wanted

October 28, 2011
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Between my apparent head cold and my kids’ varying degrees of homework needs… I have not been out much lately. That’s where you come in. I want to know where my book is being sold. Usually I’ll run around town looking for it, but I can’t right now. Will you help me? Here’s what you […]

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Meaning behind a closed door

October 24, 2011
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I received an email this morning that broke my heart and left me remembering some the most profound lessons of my life as I found out that the woman who perhaps made the biggest impact in my writing career is now suffering from Alzheimer’s. As I read the words, I felt my heart cry. This woman […]

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New writing venue

October 19, 2011
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I have an additional writing venue at She is Dallas now. If you want to read more about my weight loss journey that has made me half the woman I once was (literally), check it out! Tweet

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October 17, 2011
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Sitting in the carpool lane at the public elementary school, I could not help but notice the vanity plate in front of me. It was a Texas plate with a simple message: ATHEIST. I did not know whether to be appalled or impressed, but I settled somewhere in between. Truth be known, carrying that self-description […]

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Inspirational Quote: Anita Roddick

October 11, 2011
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Today’s moment of inspiration comes from The Girls’ Book of Wisdom:   “To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality.”  –Anita Roddick, entrepreneur, business executive As I tap away at my keyboard today waiting for my big break, I am inspired by the passion and success […]

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Caramel Macchiato

October 10, 2011
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Driving down the main stretch through Beavers Bend, Oklahoma, I was looking for a place to get some work done. All I needed was a power outlet, a table, and preferably a beverage. I soon found one rocky driveway that boasted three distinct options: a liquor store, a coffee and computer bar, or a go-cart […]

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