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FAMILIES

We are spending a few days in Puerto Vallarta with our large extended family, celebrating the marriage of our nephew, Andrew, to his wonderful partner, Rochelle. This got me thinking about some of the books I have enjoyed about families … Continue reading

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YOU’RE ON MY LIST

  When I was a little kid and my mother said, “You’re on my list,” it was scary. Now I’m more likely to hear that from a restaurant hostess and it’s a relief. There are all kinds of lists: to-do … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: Some Descriptions

I didn’t know what Bipolar Disorder was until 1996, when a friend was diagnosed. Looking back, though, I knew several bipolar people during college, at work, and among my larger group of acquaintances. I doubt I was alone in my … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: Resources & Reading

Robin Williams’ suicide has brought an outpouring of sorrow and affection for the man and also an abundance of articles–some accurate, some not—about Bipolar Disorder (BPD). A reliable source for information and resources for BPD and other mental disorders is … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the …What?…Is

  Some people are homebodies; others prefer to spend most of their time traveling, the farther the better. Why are we so different? And what do we get out of staying put or roaming? A couple of weeks ago, a … Continue reading

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Winning–or Not Quite Winning

  Do you know what it means to be “short listed?” (Hint: it’s better than being short sheeted. Or short sighted.) In the literary world, to be short listed is to be named a finalist for a writing award. For … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Do you know any liars? Not little-white-liars but congenital, “Liar, liar pants on fire” liars? The tricky part is, how can you tell when someone is lying? Often, you can’t and so have to trust your instincts. I expect politicians, … Continue reading

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June 28 – Osterville’s Local Author Palooza!

      On Saturday, June 28 from 1-4 pm, I will be joining 25+ local authors under the big tent at the Osterville Village Library. This event is hosted by local indie bookstore, BOOKS BY THE SEA, as part … Continue reading

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San Francisco Book Review features Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate

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I Love Book Clubs – Part I

I have visited many book clubs in the past ten months to talk about Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate and listen to what its readers have to say. Recently I spent time with my two sisters in Sacramento, California, … Continue reading

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