Conversations with Dad

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I haven’t written funny things my Dad has said lately (he’s suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease) because, well, the funny moments are becoming increasingly rare. Dad continues a gradual slip into, hmmm, let’s call it a second childhood. Or maybe toddlerhood? But this conversation is one I’ll always remember! Dad: “So when is that um, ur, uh?” Suzanne: “My book?” (Note …

11 Things You Won’t Learn in High School

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Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a high school about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Rule 1 : Life is not fair …

5 Things a Rejection Letter Can Never Take from Me

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After receiving a rather RUDE rejection letter from a publisher the other day, I felt a little out of sorts. Well, maybe a lot out of sorts. The next day, my agent happened to mention that the publisher sends out the exact same (RUDE) response on every rejection. Even though I felt better after knowing that piece of rather critical …

Part 2: Author of the Week Interview with Linda Danis

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Linda Danis is the author of 365 Things Every New Mom Should Know: A Daily Guide to Loving and Nurturing Your Child (Harvest House Publishers). This book guides a mother through that exciting, yet often overwhelming, first year of her baby’s life, one day at a time. Q: So Linda, what happened to your book once it went into print? …

Author of the Week: Linda Danis

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Linda Danis is the the author of 365 Things Every New Mom Should Know: A Daily Guide to Loving and Nurturing Your Child (Harvest House Publishers). This book guides a mother through that exciting, yet often overwhelming, first year of her baby’s life, one day at a time. It has sold more than 40,000 copies, has been translated into Indonesian, …

And We Thought She Came Home to See Us!

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We’re pretty sure our college freshman is somewhere in the vicinity for the President’s Day weekend… A) Wet towels are hanging in the bathroom.B) The iron has been left on.C) Chocolate chip cookies are freshly baked, the cookbook is still on the kitchen counter, greasy cookie sheets are piled up in the sink.D) My beloved mini-van has disappeared.E) The college …

Why Hershey Kisses were Suspended

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Clearly, rationing of chocolate was the main concern on everyone’s mind. Can’t blame anyone…chocolate is near and dear to my own heart. I mean, sure, it’s a World War, but to have to give up our chocolate???? However, everyone overlooked the obvious…(something I do with atonishing regularity)… …the real reason that the production of Hershey Kisses ceased –from 1942 to …

100 Years and Counting!

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Been to the Post Office lately? If so, you might have been handed a sweetly surprising stamp: The With Love and Kisses stamp has just debuted to celebrate HERSHEY’S KISSES 100th anniversary. The unmistakable shape of HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand has not changed since Hershey introduced this milk chocolate candy to the nation in 1907. HERSHEY’S KISSES have been available year …

Author of the Week: Debora Coty

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Debora Coty, an internationally published columnist and sought after speaker (Deb is a gifted humorist), entered the publishing world at mid-life. With a bang! Find Debora on-line at www.DeboraCoty.com. Q: Debora, you have written that you consider yourself a “late bloomer” as a writer. What do you mean by that? A: The fertilizer didn’t kick in for a few decades. …

A Girl’s Just Gotta Have Shoes

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I’ve been taking care of Zinny, my friend Margaret’s yellow lab, for the weekend. Picture this: three large brown-eyed yellow labs (Zinny and my own two labs),staring at me with a steadfast gaze, great concern in their eyes about their next meal. (If you are familiar with labs, dinnertime is OFTEN on their minds. Like, as soon as they finish …