Stitch Fix #10 – For the Win!


You may have noticed the lack of Stitch Fix posts after #5. I think in the nine previous shipments, I’ve kept two items – a pink top and a blue cardigan. I was so disappointed in the items I had received I couldn’t even write about them anymore. Lots of ill-fitting, wrong season, or PRINT items. I actually took a little break but then came back for #10…And I loved it!

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A Valentine’s Gift for You (Novel Excerpt)


I thought on Valentine’s Day it might be nice to share most of one of the romantic (not necessarily erotic) chapters from my novel. Just a little somethin’ somethin’ out of Compliments from a Stranger. I hope you enjoy this little excerpt and look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Give Yourself a Valentine’s Gift of Self Love


Oh you love haters! We’ve all been inundated with the “I hate Valentine’s Day” naysayers, haven’t we? Complaints about the commercial aspects, how it’s a “Hallmark” holiday (which, BTW, it’s NOT. Do a little research, would ya?) and, worst in my eyes, the “I’m single and this day SUCKS” people. This is a note to you…and to those who love Valentine’s Day. And to even those who are ambivalent about it. Basically, it’s a note to everyone. :)

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All Dreams Matter, Big or Small


I’ve had a secret dream since I was about 10, one that I honestly thought I’d never be able to live as an adult. But, this year, I will have the chance to cross off this “bucket list” item – PERFORM IN CARNEGIE HALL!!

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New Year, SAME Me


This year my resolution is – NO resolutions! But, there will be a word of the year and there are GOALS. But, no resolutions.

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Merry Christmas

Christmas Magic from the ‘Me’ Generation


Many people will say that the current generation of young people are in the “Me Generation”. That kids are only about themselves or that they feel entitled to luxuries as staples in their lives. That they’re ungrateful or uncaring. But, today, I want to tell you about a group of kids who make many adults I know look like chumps.

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Story Building: One Word at a Time


Tonight while waiting to see the Christmas lights, the family and I played a word game. The rules are simple…build a story with each person providing one word in a round robin format until two people finally say “The. End.” Sometimes, the adults needed to remember they were playing with children, which resulted in some skewed stories.

Here are some of the results:

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In Search of Christmas Spirit


Hello? Christmas spirit? Oh, Christmas spirit? Where the hell are you??

I’m searching high and low trying to find the spirit of Christmas this year. It’s been very elusive and it’s already December 16. Whoa. Sixteen days into December, the month of Christmas and love and giving and I’m simply NOT feeling it. Like, not at all. Not a single damn bit.

And I think – think – I’m figuring out what’s missing. And it pains me to admit this because it was a choice I made several years ago.

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Finding Strength from Within


Lately I’ve been fighting life. Family, friends, community, work …everything and everyone. And it’s time to stop.

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