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Podcasts for Writers

This list of podcasts for writers came across my feed this morning from my friends at the Fredericksburg Book Festival. I haven't listened to any yet, but am planning to do so, since my treadmill time is becoming sacred for keeping fit. Here's the list: Source: Fredericksburg book Festival Which podcasts would you recommend to… Continue reading Podcasts for Writers

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Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

Buy American, They Said

  We are exhorted to “buy American” to “keep American jobs.” But when we tried to buy an American appliance from a noted American company we experienced nothing but headaches. How can you "buy American" when American brands are now owned by Chinese corporations and South Korean brands manufacture in South Carolina? A tale of… Continue reading Buy American, They Said

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Royal Weddings, Royal Questions: Why the Fascination (and Fascinators?)

Unless you've been living under a rock or a die-hard American patriot, you may have heard about a little event that took place this weekend in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Several thousand people lined the streets to cheer the happy couple and the world watched with pleasure the beautiful spectacle of a lovely,… Continue reading Royal Weddings, Royal Questions: Why the Fascination (and Fascinators?)

Essays on Faith, Family and Culture

It Takes a Village – Faith, Family and Fiction

It Takes a Village - But We Abandoned the Village a Long Time Ago Why are we blaming society when we ourselves dismantled the village? In the essay In the absence of ‘the village,’ mothers struggle most by Beth Berry, the author decries the loss of “the village” (by her definition, “referring to the way of… Continue reading It Takes a Village – Faith, Family and Fiction

I Know You, Work in Progress Update

The Majeks Are Back – Progress on “I Know You”

The Majeks are back! In my imagination, at least. I started work on the third draft of the new novel, now titled, "I Know You." It's moving along briskly and I am happy to report that Dave, Eva, Tibor, Eddie, Turquoise and all your favorites from the first of the Majek family stories are returning… Continue reading The Majeks Are Back – Progress on “I Know You”