Monthly Archives: August 2013

Carpe diem…but do we?

This simple Latin phrase loosely means “seize the day.”  It doesn’t intend a violent type of seizure but more of an enthusiastic embrace.  The two words are part of a longer phrase given to us by Horace:  “Carpe diem quam … Continue reading

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Lessons from the journey…

Persistence pays off!  Today I am heading out to buy the next charm for my journey bracelet.  So many of my friends have been instrumental in helping me overcome the setback I sustained this month.  Through their support and belief … Continue reading

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My main character, Meg Riley, loves autumn because…

The changing season gets Meg thinking of romantic walks down country lanes awash in the cheerful colors of the changing leaves.  Back in her lakeside home, he builds a fire in the large stone fireplace where, if one looks closely, … Continue reading

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What songs are on your music device?

The main character in my novel, The Quarry’s Child, Meg Riley, has eclectic tastes in music.  Her iPod, iPhone and iPad contain a wide variety of tunes.  As a child of the 1970s, Meg’s musical foundation lies in Classic Rock.  … Continue reading

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My one particular harbor

“I know I don’t get there often enough/God knows I surely try/It’s a magic kind of medicine/That no doctor could prescribe.”  –Jimmy Buffett, “One Particular Harbor” This is a sentiment that runs through my head quite often.  My one particular … Continue reading

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