Have you ever been a naysayer magnet? I have. I collected fear-based, unsolicited, negative commentary for decades.  And then… I shut them out and found my own unique life path.  San Francisco Bay Area friends I hope to see you at Bubbles, Bites & Bits of Wisdom, Thursday, April 11th for real talk. My story…

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For many years I lived a lot of life in Houston, Texas and met great people like Lloyd Gite, former Fox reporter.  Lloyd is now the owner of one of Houston’s premier art galleries. He is hosting a book signing and happy hour and I can’t wait! It will be Tuesday, April 2nd from 5:00-7:30…

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….So I used this beautiful symbol of deceit for my next murder mystery Orchids can fool by mimicking characteristics of other flowers which do give rewards. Some produce look-alike nectar spurs that contain no nectar, or by aping the sexual hormones of insects. And many species have evolved multiple fake lures. The lazy spider orchid…

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Me. Sarah is a younger, more single, non-parent, non-grandparent version of me. She’s smarter, wealthier, but as conflicted as I am, much of the time. Our Creole parents loved California, but held to their south Louisiana culture, in traditions, food and language. This made us odd ducks, even in Berkeley. My mother’s mixed-race look, my…

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Holidays can bring up old wounds or resentments. It’s like the movie, Home for the Holidays. https://youtu.be/vEguAZ0RqnQ But not funny when it’s you. Sometimes the togetherness is too much.  Too many personal questions and too many people. And don’t wake up the pressure to have the perfect holiday food, table, tree, events… you get me. Maybe…

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        She was part of the generation of special things like Sunday cars and the good china. My mother treasured a few items and rarely used those. The living room was not for living, but for special guests and furniture to admire. As a child, I couldn’t fully understand the assigned value…

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  Wishing you the best at yours! If you’ve read my books you know that Sarah loves to cook. Her holiday tradition is a braised turkey, not roasted. The meat falls off the bones as you serve it! It’s the only time she suspends her vegetarian preferences. To braise: Preheat oven to 325 (Remember to…

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