When Someone You Love is Ill – What the heck is scleroderma anyway?

This is a very personal blog post about my own experience dealing with a rare disease in a loved one. As I’ve mentioned on a recent facebook post, twelve years ago, my then 15 year old daughter was diagnosed

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Summer of smoke and books.

Out my window there is smoke. But not as much as yesterday, so I'm grateful for that, and either way, I dare not complain. The global news is a constant reminder to me of how well I have it, and I give

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Fun News Coming + New Journal Entry

Happy June! Being from the North, I'm happy to see summer well and good on its way.  I have some fun news to announce in the near future, and I don't want you to miss it when it comes. If you're not

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Code Breaking in World War One

Radio Communication When World War One started in 1914, the ability for people to communicate via a relatively new invention called RADIO (or, wireless telegraphy) began to be used in ways it never had

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1920s British Weddings + Contest + Murder in Belgravia preorder

In Murder in Belgravia, Ginger attends the wedding of Felicia Gold and Lord Davenport-Witt. One thing is for sure, though – this wedding isn't taking place in the evening or night. She isn't partaking

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Two great Mother’s Day book sales and Remembering my Friend

Today (May 6) is my dear friend's birthday. This is the first one in over thirty years where I won't be able to celebrate it with her in person, or give her a call and hear her lovely, joyful voice. But

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New to the Strauss family ~ Help us name our new RV.

We've made the RV plunge! I can honestly say, we never thought we'd be RVers. We decided three years ago that we wanted to escape the winters and become snowbirders, with Mexico being our destination of

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Designing a Book Cover

One of the great things about owning your own indie publishing company is that you get to control the cover art. I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but everyone judges a book by its

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