Author Archives: janie

Ode To Our Porcelain God

You’ve been a great companion, But, sadly, here’s the scoop. It’s time for us to say goodbye, We need a place to poop. We’ve shared a lot of stories, And a stomachache or two. And you my miss my squishy … Continue reading

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Between the Lines

One mother’s story of going bra shopping with her tween daughter, turns into so much more than a trip to the mall. Read my short story Between the Lines. on The Sunlight Press. Thanks, Janie   Tweet

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Love, Love & More Love

  Yes, it’s that time of year again – time to show your loved ones how much you care.  Be it with candy, flowers, dinner and wine. Or as in my case- an adding machine! Yes, my husband gave me … Continue reading

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If It’s Tuesday, It’s Dad’s House

I’m sure you didn’t expect to be in this situation when you said your “I dos” and spoke those “for better or worse” vows. When you stood beneath the huppa, or kneeled in the church, or at stood the edge … Continue reading

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Alaska: Seven Days at Sea

Our cruise started on a cool Friday afternoon in Vancouver. After being greeted with a glass of champagne and a smile, we headed for our stateroom, a perfectly designed space with lots of drawers and cubby holes. Around 4:00 pm, we … Continue reading

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Mercury in Retro Love

Available now in kindle for only $2.99! A fun summer read about crushes, conflicts and astrological confusions. Read all about Emma, a typical teen, just trying to make sense of her world- Click Here.   Stay save and have a … Continue reading

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Aging Icons

It’s one thing to look at your face in the mirror and see wrinkles, age spots and white hair. It’s quite another to see your favorite musician staring at you from a screen resembling an old man or woman It’s … Continue reading

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Then: The Three Rs Now: The Three Ws

THEN: THE THREE Rs NOW: THE THREE Ws When I was  young,  education focused on the three R’s:  Reading, wRiting and aRithmatic.   When you think about it, only one of these words, actually starts with an R. But nevertheless, we … Continue reading

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Eight Hours

  Eight hours – A flight to Europe.  A work day.  A road trip. A lifetime. I experienced many things in 8 hours, but nothing ever like this. What does 8 hours mean to you? Tweet

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A Viral Proposal Will Not Stop a Virus from Infecting Your Marriage

  My proposal was anything but romantic, but 37 years later, we’re still going strong.  Read about it now in The Washington Post.   Tweet

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