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Down the Ocean, Hun

It used to be that the Ocean City, MD season did not start until Memorial Day.  However, with the advent of the annual Spring Fest – usually held the first weekend in May, things get started a little earlier. May … Continue reading

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Work – Life Imbalance

Eighteen months ago, I took a job I would not have considered for a moment just two years earlier.  However, I entered a new phase in my life.  I wanted to achieve the elusive work/life balance we hear so much … Continue reading

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Cruise Update – St. Thomas

FIRST PORT-OF-CALL – ST. THOMAS Our ship, the Carnival Victory, arrives in Charlotte Amalie at 7:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, and departs for Barbados at 5:00 p.m.  That gives us 10 hours in port.  Sounds like plenty of time to … Continue reading

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The Unmentionables – A Collection of Short Stories – A Review

The Unmentionables – A Collection of Short Stories by Karen Ranney  My Ladies Drawers The Stocking Twins The Corset Agnes’s Shift Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall?  Well, Ms. Ranney takes it one-step further.  She … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – All About Friendships

During a conversation with a friend (I’ll call her Kylie) this weekend, she started talking about another friend (I do not know the other woman – Linda).  It was obvious she was distraught – something had happened in the friendship.  … Continue reading

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A Quick Cruise Update

In 84 days, I’ll be sitting on a beach in Puerto Rico, sipping something sinful, soaking up the sun (protected by sunscreen) and waiting for my ship to sail! The other night, I ordered two new sun dresses from Athleta … Continue reading

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The Man Who Loved His Wife – A Short Story Review

The Man Who Loved His Wife – by Kate Walker Kate Walker weaves a beautiful tale of unconditional devotion in A Man Who Loved His Wife. This free eBook published on Smashwords, will hold your heart still.  In a few … Continue reading

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Most Likely to Succeed – A Story Review

Most Likely to Succeed – A Short Story of a Woman’s Journey Back to Herself Ms. Renaye’s short story of a woman in an unhappy, suffocating marriage has the backbone to be a novel.  Unfortunately, the short version is not … Continue reading

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Free, Fresh, and (often) Fantastic Reads

I discovered Smashwords when I started looking for publishing options.  NOTE:  When visiting Smashwords you may want to Activate the Adult Filter found at the bottom of the screen. Smashwords offers writers an affordable (free) self-publishing option with complete control of pricing … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – The Challenge with Challenges

One of the great things about being older and wiser is that you learn to recognize when something isn’t working the way you intended and you are able to make adjustments without feeling as if you’ve failed at the task. … Continue reading

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