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  • 5 Tips for staying motivated this spring

    I have to admit it is hard to get motivated to sit and write (or anything else, for that matter) when spring comes. Ah. The beautiful scenery, warmer weather and urge to get up and go anywhere but work makes it challenging. See that beautiful…

  • Start over if you must

    A few days ago my websites began to mysteriously disappear one by one. On investigation, I found that my hosting company had shut them down for my “violating the Terms of Service” and allowing malware to run rampant through the server. Upon further investigation, it turned out to…

  • Amelia Island = (much needed) lovely retreat

    Ever since I was a little girl my family vacationed in Florida. Soft breezes, the sound of the ocean, sea gulls flying above, the sun on my skin, children laughing as they jump waves, sand, shells and long walks with my mother and sister – these are…

  • The Atomic Age = Beauty and the Bomb

    My car died. My car is dead and now I have to find a new one that I like – an odious task since, well, I don’t particularly like cars – especially the automobiles made since, oh, the 70s. They’re all plastic and fall apart…

  • DIY: Crepe paper flowers

    I started making paper flowers to embellish gift wrapping, but soon became infatuated with the process of making different kinds of flowers and garlands. I have given bouquets as gifts to brides-to-be for use at their wedding rehearsals and to friends for all different occasions –…