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Tending Bridges

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cape Cod Canal. Ever hear of   it? I live in an area of Massachusetts where its length, its width, its bridges, and its purpose is utmost to many. The Canal is close by and has become a good friend. The canal had a rough start. It was built twice, has constant repairs, and […]

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Can Love Shine Through?

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been a topic for years and now it’s an article in newspapers regularly, on TV talk shows, and often call-in conversations on radio: the absence of healthy father-son relationships in many families across America today. Even our President speaks of his personal void. The family unit is decaying from California to Maine and my […]

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Where does your stress live?

| July 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

We think of the holidays during the winter as being such stressful times. Now it’s the summer season and many of us are under added stress trying to get in all the traditions, all the plans, all the barbecues, and all the family and friends into ten short weeks, generally with only one or two […]

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Where are the winds taking you?

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For a vessel to “veer”, means to slacken the lines and go where the winds take you. The summer winds are blowing now and this time of year lends perfect winds for sailing. My first novel, Rocks Through My Window, is veering from its original course and as its captain, I see the lines of the sails […]

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A Father’s Struggle

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The kid has two demons of his own in his head. I think he’s got a lot of demons, like me. One’s very angry and defeated. The other is a combination of thoughtfulness and being compassionate, the attributes that give our son such great potential–attributes from you,” speaking to the mother. ”The second calls him to be […]

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Joy through the Unknown

| May 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Nearing the end of my first four months of publication, I’m calling my first quarter in the world of authors, ”a jump start to ventures unknown.” Who among us really knows the future? We work, we strive, we plan, but does it really always work out the way we expect? In fiction form, Rocks Through My Window, exemplified the […]

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Openness

| May 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

      It feels a great success  to have such enhanced receptions for Rocks Through My Window, near and far.       Not long ago, a woman e-mails me from out-of-state and wants to meet. No clue who she is, but she read my book. Honored that someone would do that, I go. […]

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Risk

| March 18, 2014

Risk. For some easy, natural; for others challenging, threatening. I’m somewhere in between. My recent Florida book tour (1st of many) was a financial risk and an emotional one. A total success, I’ve returned cemented in my goal to share my book’s message: never give up and love your children no matter what. Every day […]

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conflicts in communicating

| November 13, 2013

If my readers have one once of similarity with me, they’ll connect with this quote: “I told you that,” when thinking about how the latest argument started with your spouse.  Yes, I know the rule: it’s not always what we said, but how we said it, yet I have learned to go one step further. I try to think […]

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Rocks Through My Window, a work in progress

| August 26, 2013

Who would have thunk?  For five years weekly writing classes were just that, learning to write a story.  Suddenly stories compile into a concept, twodigitsgame then an idea for a book is born.

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