Monthly Archives: February 2013

Writing and Editing

Are you a writer, or a wanna-be writer?  I actually wrote one children’s book, “Come With Me From A to Z,” and one memoir, “Borrowed Time: 75 Years & Counting.”   Self-published.  Last night, at our Whatcom Writers and Publishers meeting, … Continue reading

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Making Checklists

Do you make checklists for upcoming activities?  I couldn’t live without them. Right now I am helping the conference chairman prepare for a conference in mid-May. She has done so many conferences for the Business and Professional Women (BPW) that … Continue reading

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Remembering Favorite Movies and TV

What are some of your favorite movies?  Did you watch the Oscars Sunday night? I haven’t seen any of the ones that were nominated, but I’ll probably see them when they show up on TV. I can’t quite believe the … Continue reading

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Remembering Special Birthdays

Turning 75 was certainly a special birthday for me.  Yesterday I went to a 70th birthday celebration of a friend. I assured her that seventies are even better than sixties.  She’s healthy and fit and looking good. She is an … Continue reading

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Remembering Early Romances

Who was the first boy you liked when you were a kid? When you were a teenager, did you have a steady boyfriend?  Or a series of steady boyfriends? Who was a first boyfriend you were serious about or thought … Continue reading

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Remembering Your Values

What values did your family instill in you when you were young?  Certainly you were taught the value of honesty, loyalty, thrift, etc.  We all were.  This week I have been in the car quite a bit and listening to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday mornings at the office were considered prime time to launch new efforts, windup deals, reach people who were difficult to contact. Mondays were good for working with certain types of people, generally older people, who put work first in … Continue reading

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Monday Mornings

Here it is, Monday morning, and I don’t have to go to work.  Isn’t retirement great! I worked for so many years and thought nothing of spending all those hours in the office, answering phones, typing letters (before computers), greeting … Continue reading

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Remembering Road Trips

Did your family go on road trips when you were a kid?  In my teen years, living with Aunt Cassie and Uncle Ernest in Alameda, California, we went on weekend trips frequently, mostly just cruising the northern California coast, visiting … Continue reading

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Cruises and Escorted Tours

I love traveling on Escorted Tours, Cruise Ships, or just well-planned road trips.  I would like to take a few more escorted trips in the U.S., to visit the national parks and other out-of-the-way places.  The tour guides have all … Continue reading

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