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Readers Become Writers Who Want Readers. Right?

(Read in just over :03)“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.” ~ John Cheever   Long before a person even thinks about becoming a writer, they're almost always a reader. And more than a casual reader. No, more like a book junkie. Like me, I've always been happiest with my nose in a book. I have to wonder why there isn’t...

Dark Mood Ahead. Detour on the Road to Joy

  (Read in just over :03) "The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low."~ Richard Carlson   Before you go getting the wrong idea about me, you need to know something. This is not just a little rah-rah-feel-good blog. You won't get sugar shock reading my sweet posts. No sir, I'm not always feelin' it. Somedays I just don't...

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Abundance. Life ROI. Lessons from the Farm

(Read in just over :03)“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”~ Steve Maraboli   I'm tellin' you something. If you live on a farm for 34 years it will change you. It sure changed me. Maybe it's corny but nothing grows more abundantly on a farm than metaphors for life. Living...

Follow the Sun, Sunshine. Live Light, Shine Bright

(Read in :03)"Daylight follows a dark night."~Proverb   I picked today to come back because it's going to be an awesome day! A total eclipse of the sun! They tell me it won't happen here for another 375 years. That's 15 generations from now, a time span of near Biblical magnitude. It's a big deal! Who'd want to miss it?     But then again, my husband thinks life with me is like...