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Beach Reads

Beach season is in full swing around here. Too bad my closest beach is an hour away. No worries, that’s why kiddie pools were invented right?  It will be around 97 degrees tomorrow, which means my kiddie pool is going … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: Desert Flower

I just finished reading Waris  Dirie’s story of her nomadic childhood in Somalia, escape to London, and eventual career as a runway model in New York.  It was fantastic and heartbreaking. She gives a graphic description of the Female Genital … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: The Power of Now

Today I received a mildly bitchy email from someone I deal with professionally, but have never met face to face.  After reading the email, the first emotion that surged through my body was self righteousness “How dare this jerk take … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: The Thirteenth Tale

I’ve nothing against people who love truth.  Apart from the fact that they make dull companions. Fate, at first so amenable, so reasonable, so open to negotiation, ends up by exacting a cruel revenge for happiness. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Chunnel Challenge 2011 Day Five: Bath and Canterbury, England

On our last day in England we drove to the spa town of Bath.  Bath was on my list of must-see places because of the Jane Austen novel Persuasion.  Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors and she spent … Continue reading

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In The Mood To Be Creeped Out

Last night I had a crazy dream.  It was straight out of a gothic novel, complete with a ruined castle, a disembodied glowing hand beckoning me forward, and an eerie voice over narrating everything in rhyme.   It was one … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: Women Who Run With the Wolves

Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes I … Continue reading

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