Romance Novel Model. WTH?

Strangest thing. . . I checked my blog stats and just about had a heart attack when I saw that I had received 325 unique blog views on Wednesday. I usually average about forty. Had the marketing for Siren’s Opus finally seen its rewards? What could have precipitated such a surge in exposure? I eagerly…

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Music Makes Us Feel

Is it the memories or the music that allow us to feel? We’ve all felt it. A song comes on the radio and it immediately transports us to another day, another place we once were. Music is a direct line to emotions. When I hear a piece I love, do I love it because of…

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Realization Day 1

I’m a teacher and school let out three days ago. My New Year’s Resolutions are being worked on as we speak. Once school begins in January, all good intentions get sidelined by the energy being sucked out of me; from the moment-to-moment demands of teaching, to 60-hour work weeks, to being the sole emotional/physical support…

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Blue October

I have been a fan of the band Blue October for about five years. It all started on a date with a man whose name I don’t remember (it might have been Carlos). He played the song ‘Into the Ocean’ as we drove up to Lake Tahoe for a day of sledding. Loved the sound-it…

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Black Velvet Cupcakes w/o Flour

I am not a baker. Cookies in my house are always store bought. Birthday cakes are always ordered. I panicked this year when my daughter insisted that I make homemade cupcakes for her birthday. Images of flour everywhere, lopsided, burnt little cakes with thin frosting, and a room full of grossed-out girls assailed me along…

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Three Fulfilling Foci

The third entry to the series, Heroine’s Journey Through a Mid-Life Crisis, explores the question: Is there something more important and fulfilling that I can focus on now?   Please share your responses in the comments box, or feel free to e-mail me privately. My answer to this question is below. I’m super blessed to…

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