Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tiny Little Libraries

Sue Parsons contributed this information for the Whatcom Writers and Publishers newsletter. Three years ago this month, British Telephone sold a no-longer-needed public phone booth to the town that housed it for one pound on the stipulation that it be … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Dreams About Me: My Dance with the Shaking Palsy by Rick Hermann, 2012, 188 pages. Rick Herman’s book on living with Parkinson’s disease, like Michael J. Fox’s, Lucky Man, which revealed his own battle with the illness, joins a … Continue reading

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Opposites Attract

It takes all kinds of people to make up our world, or even our family. Do opposites really attract? Are we happier with people who are like we are, who think like we do, who have the same kinds of … Continue reading

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How To Write A Memoir

Have you wanted to write down some of your family history but didn’t know where to start?  Memoirs can be limited to just one or two topics or time periods in your life. Or you can do a complete family … Continue reading

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Interview With Chikeola Karimou

Chikeola Karimou was new to Bellingham. Over a cup of tea at Tino’s Pizza, Chikeola talked with me about coming to the United States, her years in New York, her education, and her current business. She said she wanted to … Continue reading

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Consider Buying Your Office Space

Consider Buying Your Office Space, Expert Advises Small Businesses The ‘5 Cs’ Lenders Look for When Considering Applicants. It’s not a question of if, but when most business owners should think about owning commercial property, says financial expert and small-business … Continue reading

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Women’s Organizations

“Women of Wisdom foundation is a National Women’s Organization based in Seattle offering diverse and innovative programs that offer women opportunities for personal growth and transformation.  WOW promotes women’s spirituality, creativity and wholeness, and empowers women’s voices and their contributions … Continue reading

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Talk Radio: Chat With Women

Do you watch the television talk shows?  Or listen to Talk Radio? The new one with Katie Couric? Or Ellen DeGeneres?  Did you watch Dinah Shore, or did you have to work in those days? When I was a teenager … Continue reading

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Memorizing Songs, Poems and Verses

Memorizing and reciting poetry was always a part of childhood. You got gold stars for memorizing bible verses.  Is this something that is out of date? In a new book, Heart Beat: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem, Catherine Robson … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl

This message appeared in my email box today . . . pass it on. The first International Day of the Girl was commemorated last Thursday. From this year forward, October 11th marks a global celebration of empowering girls so that … Continue reading

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