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August 14, 2017

I had signed up for a book fair in Hackensack, Mn way back in early May. My thought was to showcase my new book at what I had heard, was one of the largest art and book shows in the lakes area. I also decided to extend our time in the lakes area and have a mini vacatio...

July 28, 2017

Something comes over me when I am at the Dr.’s office. I am mostly a very capable and smart woman; except when at the Dr.’s office. And especially when I am less than fully dressed.

I went to the Dermatologist’s office to get my lip checked. I had an area frozen off as...

July 17, 2017

It is damn hot outside today. I am guessing it is well over 100 and added dew point must have it at over 200 degrees...or so. No matter the temperature, it is hot, and I am not a hot weather kind of gal. I sweat and and I swear lots more when it gets like this.  None t...

June 30, 2017

What a great Workshop Day! 

We held a Sparkle On! Women's Workshop Day on June 29, 2017 at the Minnesota Arboretum, and it was a great success. It was a success due to multitude of women attending and sharing of themselves. I have always believed that when women come to...

June 26, 2017

I have honestly enjoyed seeing the success of my book Sparkle On...it has been such a joy to see something I am so passionate about, catch on for others. Part of the 'catching on' comes from being able to have publicity, and I was fortunate enough to have news anchor,...

June 12, 2017

I had an idea to use sparklers in a way that would be fun and link to my book title: Sparkle On. I decided to order 200 sparklers and hand them out to as many women as I can. My message to them is to light the sparkler, write down what makes them sparkle and use the ha...

May 15, 2017

The real reason I celebrate Mother's Day...my mom. This day is about taking a minute or two and thinking of all the reasons to be grateful for my mom and for the bonus fact that she is still around.

My mom is a survivor. She is one of the few women I know that was able...

May 14, 2017

As I think of Mother's Day I cannot help but think of those women who I never called mom, but were very instrumental in helping me to become the woman I am today.

I was touched at a very early age by my friend Judy's mom, Martha. She was the epitome of who and what I th...

May 11, 2017

I always called her Grandma Graham. I never knew until I was older that I was calling her by her last name. To me when I said her name it was as if I was saying some of the most loving words I could ever imagine. She was my Great Grandmother. I never knew that either u...

May 10, 2017

This week before Mother's Day seems to be the perfect time to remind all of us of the important role mothers play in our lives. This isn't to say we discount anyone else...in fact, many of us have a variety of moms in all kinds of places. Or memories of moms in all kin...

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