Memoirs I’ve Read

Last week I read this tweet by Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner –  “Please don’t submit your memoir until you’ve read 20 good memoirs and 5 books on writing memoir – and learned from them.” Since I’m writing a memoir and want to submit it soon, I started a list of all the memoirs…

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Friday Fave Five

The Five Fave things of my week.  1. Finishing a half-marathon is definitely a favorite memory of this week – though I hated it at times while running it. (temps of 90+ caused the hate) 2. And the massage ten minutes after I finished the race was great! I was on that massage table…

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My New Best Friend

I ‘met’ Zach last night and he’s my new best friend! I know just watching a video of someone on YouTube doesn’t really make them your best friend, but I’m ignoring that fact and pretending … Zach and I are best buds. Zach is funny, honest and determined. And I…

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Welcome Old and New Friends

Welcome – you might be here because you were at this full/half marathon and met me or saw this …    In a nutshell, my leg story is that I received severe injuries in an horrific accident in May, 2004. It nearly took my life and my leg. I am now writing a…

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Grieving the Loss of Eleven Smiles

The oil spill (timeline) in the Gulf of Mexico is a big problem. It’s not good. It’s devastating in so many ways.  There’s a lot of conversations happening about why the explosion happened and whose fault it is that the cleanup is not going faster and better.  There’s plenty of criticism, jokes and cartoons flying everywhere. Yes,…

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Friday’s Fave Five

For Fave Friday posts from others – go to Susanne’s Site It’s Friday (late, but still Friday) so I’m doing a Fave Friday post because it’s important for my well-being to focus on the good things of life right now. My post earlier today was heavy and things like that…

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Question – Depression?

I did a few question posts earlier – here and here, but haven’t done any for a while … here’s a question I have today. I heard some news yesterday that made me sad. Depression just wrecked havoc on an individual, a family and a community. My heart breaks for everyone involved.  I’ve…

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National Running Day

It’s National Running Day – so whether you are a runner or not, it’s a good day to go for a run. We all know how good exercise is for us – everything from our muscles to our organs to our brain works better if we exercise. Yes, it really does…

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