BOYCOTTING THE FOURTH OF JULY

The Fourth of July is our national holiday to celebrate the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. The document that envisioned a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal was the...

ONE TRICKY PERSONAL BEST

The concept of personal best caught my attention last week as I played golf for the second time since the pandemic started.  And, of course, I sucked. Despite my husband’s coaching, I kept raising up while swinging, topping the ball. I hit some good shots, perhaps...

JUNETEENTH—A UNIQUE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

The Juneteenth (June 19, 1865) experience smacked me upside the head this weekend as I participated in numerous Juneteenth celebrations. Take yourself back one hundred fifty-seven years ago to Fayette County, Texas where thirty-three percent of the inhabitants were...

THE GREAT PAPER SHORTAGE

The great paper shortage will get worse before it gets better. As we speak, book publishers are in a panic. Why are we in this mess? PAPER SHORTAGE DUE TO CHANGING CORPORATE PRACTICES Jack Welsh, CEO of General Electric, began his corporate reign in 1981, ushering in...

WOMEN’S FICTION DAY

Day Promotes Authors and Genre that Consistently Tops Bookseller Charts                                 I’m inviting everyone to celebrate Women’s Fiction Day with the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. I joined this organization several years ago and it has made a...

I AM INVISIBLE

Imagine my surprise when I learned that I am invisible; I do not exist according to my alma mater, the University of Texas.  Last week I began researching my new historical novel and came across an article in JSTOR to read. Supposedly, because I am a Texas Ex member,...
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