Tag Archives: Florida Life

On the Green Side of the Mountain…

We live in a world where plenty is the norm, where kids wear designer sneakers and carry the latest technology in their back pocket. We become agitated when our computer takes more than 29 seconds to boot. We text our friends, download a new movie and send out for sushi…but how often do we stop to consider how truly fortunate […]

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The absolute most fun an author can have is to visit with a book club comprised of more than a  dozen fun-loving gals who are brimming over with comments and conversation. The book club I visited with on Wednesday, February 8th was at Evergreen Country Club and hosted by Joyce Humboldt. I can hardly find […]

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This has been a great week despite the onslaught of rainy weather (and frizzy hair.) On Tuesday I was privileged to speak at the Vero Beach GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) and it was a  delight to revisit these wonderful women. I addressed this group two years ago and after I did a reading from “Cracks in the Sidewalk” many of […]

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The Promise of 2012

Looking back, I must say 2011 was an exciting year, but 2012 holds even greater promise. In 2011, Bent Pine Publishing took me into the world of Digital Publishing with the release of both Spare Change and Cracks in the Sidewalk in Kindle and Nook formats…and what a ride it has been! Before I get […]

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I was honored to speak at the September meeting of the Port Saint Lucie Women’s Club, a group that is part of the International GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs.) The luncheon meeting was held at the Holiday Inn on Federal Highway. In addition to a wonderful lunch, these lovely ladies listened to my stories of family […]

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….So, enjoy it. When Diana’s daughter called and said they were doing pedestal displays to symbolize the varioys aspects of Diana’s life, we were honored to do one from the book club…so what did we do? Books, of course. Diana was not actually an author, but she could have easily written the book on how […]

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Network Lunch


…The nicest things can happen. One such thing happened to me recently at the St. Lucie Networker for Business Women luncheon. To begin with this is a wonderful group of women who meet for lunch once a month to network and promote their businesses. Some of the attendees bring door prize offerings to be given out in a business card drawing. Plenty […]

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At the GWFC Of Vero Beach

What fun it is for an author to speak to such a delightful audience as the ladies of the Vero Beach Women’s Club. Not only did they regale me with lots of applause, laughter, nods of agreement and smiles, but they also provided a delicious lunch with an easy-on-the-conscience three-point weight-watchers cake for desert. What more could I ask? […]

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In my family we were three sisters, I the oldest, Donna-the wild child two years younger, and Geri ten years younger. I won’t go into the explanation my mother gave me for such an age gap, but it had something to do with a very romantic anniversary celebration and the belief that she was past childbearing […]

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Kids…you’ve gotta love ’em

It may not ever make Broadway, but the musical production “Let’s Rock” put on by the Kid’s Choir at Westside Baptist was awesome. The thing about kids is that they light up like firecrackers when they get involved in something like this and their enthusiasm is highly contagious. As many of my readers know, I […]

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A Woman to Admire – Part 2

Yesterday you met Teri Pinney and learned what type of person she is…now I’m going to repeat a quote that she issued which tells it exactly like it is! As she spoke about the growing need to be realistic about the problems that exist in our schools, Teri said, “My goal is to see students treated […]

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A Woman to Admire…

I first met Teri Pinney because of our mutual interest, that of being an author. But after a single conversation I learned she is so much more…Teri is a true Renaissance Woman.  In addition to her novel The Missing Heart – Chronicles of an Educator, she has published dozens of articles on education policies and advocacy.  She is a […]

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Is There Such A Thing as Fun After Fifty?

Ask Donna Cobb Swift that question and your answer will be a resounding YES!  Donna was a swinging single who didn’t marry until she was just a tad over fifty. So did she then settle into her Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady role and begin knitting booties for nieces and nephews…absolutely not! She began to really live, once she hit the […]

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