Monthly Archives: May 2012

Miracles in Joplin

A year ago, this was what my brother and sister in law’s house looked like. This weekend, we went to Joplin to help them hang pictures and shelves. Their new house is beautiful, but the scars on the town are … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Saying goodbye

Have you ever sat down and tried to figure out how many people you have said goodbye to over the course of your life? I’m not talking about casual meetings, but people who really meant something in your life and … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: Torture those characters

For a year, I’ve been stymied on my most recent book. I just couldn’t get past a certain point. I’ve written around it, embellished it, taken time away from it, gotten closer and closer to it, but I couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Spring colds, revisited

So it turns out I have a bit of asthma. I had no idea. I guess coughing is a symptom. I started on a steroid, and my daughter suggested I try her rescue inhaler. Suddenly I could breathe down deep … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Spring colds

It’s gorgeous here in Missouri — temps in the 70s, blue skies, sunny, flowers blooming, the trees forming walls of green. There are vast tracts of land here where you can’t see the ground because the tree canopy is so dense. In the … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: That sag in the middle

And no, I’m not talking about my waistline. I’m talking about plotlines. I read an amazing book this weekend called The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff. Oh, my God, go get this book. I think it’s listed as YA, but … Continue reading

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Spring fever!

About a month ago, my husband called me on his way home from work to ask what was for dinner. “You’re taking me out for dinner!” I yelled. Pause. “Have you been drinking?” No — I had spring fever! I … Continue reading

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