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Barb’s Holiday Gift Ideas for Writers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….. We’ve all seen them, those lists of writer gift ideas with suggestions like literary jewelry or a writing themed coffee mug. While I’m as big a fan of writer-themed presents as anyone, … Continue reading

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Of Cheerleaders, Mentors and Lost Potential

Growing up, I didn’t have a lot of cheerleaders. My parents were good, loving parents who genuinely wanted the best for their children.  It’s just that their world was small. Having both grown up poor, they preferred choices that were … Continue reading

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Killing Millie Helper

It started as a college joke.  My dormmate decided that if we were television characters, she would be Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show, and I would be her gabby, busybody neighbor, Millie Helper. My roommate would be Sally, the … Continue reading

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