In these days of sensitivity, some of my favorite childhood books seem like they would be banned.. However, when I checked online library collections, most remain in circulation. ***Instert heavy hearted thoughts on banning books (I don't approve) and what taxpayer's money should be used for ...

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While writing a true story about my husband’s grandmother, I needed to mention a doll she received as a child. I knew from experience that if I got even one tiny detail wrong, the antique doll-loving crowd would run me out of town with pitchforks ...

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For crying out loud, I was only nine years old and didn't need the world's weight on my shoulders. I was halfway up the Sweet Gum tree in my summertime happy place. From there, I had a shaded spot for snuggling on a wide branch with ...

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Allow me to reassure all mothers of young children that you aren't going crazy. There isn't a ghostly haint pilfering your silverware. The disappearing Oneida isn’t being sucked into a dark vortex for use at alien dinner parties. The vanishing utensil phenomenon is real, yet the ...

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Elmo, the red shag rug Muppet from Sesame Street, inadvertently set off a firestorm by asking an innocent question; "How is everybody doing?" The puppet's social media account on "X" formerly known as Twitter, was inundated with hundreds of responses from people who admitted to feeling ...

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Like Fred Flintstone planting his big feet on the ground from the driver's seat of his stone-wheeled car, my latest book plans have come to a screeching halt. WILMA!!!!It was all going so well, and writing makes me as happy as applying mascara made Tammy ...

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