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Honoring a Dream

A couple of months ago, I got the chance to spend the day at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. It’s beautiful, fascinating, troubling, and inspirational. And it reminded me that the battle for justice has been long and brutal — and that it continues. Today, on the day that our nation has set […]

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Losing More than Memories

I was privileged last week to participate in an intimate meeting with Julia Brownley, the woman who represents my area in Congress. It was an honor to be able to shake hands with Rep. Brownley and then sit down with five other women to discuss an issue that is near to our hearts: the true toll […]

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Talking Shop with Write Now Editing

I admire writers and editors who diligently update their blogs and keep adding fresh material. I know how hard regular posts can be, which is why I’ve not been nearly as active on this site as I planned to be when I launched it a few years back. Karin Beery at Write Now Editing maintains the […]

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Best Wishes for a Wonderful 2016!

I’m grateful for the more than 30 authors, publishers, and organizations who allowed me to be a part of their story in 2015! I’m looking forward to a great 2016, and I hope that you are too.    

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Merry Christmas, 2015 Style

The stockings were never hung this year; the ornaments I’ve carefully collected on vacations and memorable occasions didn’t make their annual trek from my garage to the living room. Neither did the ceramic Christmas tree my grandmother made for me a few decades ago or the nativity set we began collecting when we lived in […]

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My Annual Review Chat

Business owners are commonly told that they should set aside time at least once a year to review their business, to take a look at where they have been and set a course for where they want to go. Following this good advice, however, is often harder than it should be. Who has time to […]

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Lowering the New Year’s Pressure

New Year’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays. Too much pressure involved—beginning the night before, when I’m supposed to find a way to ring in the year in style. Then there’s the issue of making resolutions that are somehow going to help me create a healthier, happier, more productive life. And the […]

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Friends, Family, and Future

I just returned from a week-long Texas college exploration trip with my soon-to-be 17,  soon-to-be high-school-senior son. Covering more than 950 miles on the ground in six days, we toured three Christian universities; savored Tex-Mex, Texas-sized burgers, Texas barbecue, and Texas-style chicken fried steak; delighted in an early-morning, window-rattling thunderstorm; and enjoyed the gracious hospitality […]

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Blessings from Burgers

I had two goals in mind when I set up Burgers for Bill as a part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day Campaign: (1) to raise some money to battle this brutal disease; and (2) to give friends and family a chance to remember and honor my father. And I’m happy to say that I […]

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Eat a Burger, Fight Alzheimer’s

Father’s Day hasn’t been an easy day for me since my father started slipping down the rabbit hole of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate my father and all the ways he worked for me and loved me; it’s just that it’s difficult to know how. I live 1,500 miles away, […]

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