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Category Archives: Life and Death

What Will Be Your Last Lines of the Year?

When we come to the end of the year, we’re not usually thinking about how our last lines might anchor the entire year into our life stories. We’re too exhausted from a busy holiday season, and/or we’re getting ready for a new year’s celebration. Sometimes, we might take the time to review our major accomplishments… Continue Reading

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Don’t Let the Slump Steal Your Christmas

It’s the holidays, and joy is sprinkled all around like red and gold glitter, and everyone’s running around merry and bright, right? Right, except for those who’ve been accosted by that nasty Slump that lurks in dark corners, trying to steal Christmas. If Slump catches you If Slump catches you, you’ll start to feel down. You’ll… Continue Reading

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50 Shades of Purple

This past weekend I attended a celebration of life for my mother-in-law, a woman who literally and figuratively wore at least 50 shades of purple throughout her life. I learned some things about her at the party. I also discovered something about myself. Sandra Marie Kretchmer was a lifelong resident of Marin County, California. I… Continue Reading

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18 Wisdoms about Writing, Balance, and Life

I’ve arrived at a funny place as I try to balance my writing life with my other life. On the one hand, I’m at a place where I can finally experience the ahhhh! of sweet peace. In college I held part-time jobs and worked hard for (almost) straight A’s. As a CPA, I worked my… Continue Reading

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Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See

Last year, Anthony Doerr’s latest novel, All the Light We Cannot See, fascinated readers and reviewers, and this year he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the novel. The prize is $10,000 and is awarded “for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life.” Funny thing: this novel is not about American… Continue Reading

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