When I was a kid people often asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. From the time my newborn brother was brought home and I got to hold him I knew I wanted to be a mommy when I grew up. I learned to read well by second grade (that’s another…

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I’ve seen quite a few posts lately about the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Here’s something to remember about it. Part of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and the East Bay and part of the freeway in the collapsed due to the earthquake. It happened during commuting time and, normally, more than 200 cars…

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Once upon a time there was a handsome man with a good job. He married a beautiful wife, they had two wonderful children, and lived happily ever after. The End.Boring!As an author I know if there’s no conflict, there’s no plot. This year, 2020, has one of the most exciting plots in the history of…

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Lots of babies were born about nine months after the start of World War II. They called them “war babies” and a rumor said men got their wives pregnant because they thought that would keep them from getting drafted, so they were unpatriotic.The real reason was that people got so emotional because of what was…

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I’ve been having some computer problems and discovered they were because my computer’s memory is full. Tomorrow I’ll be getting a new one with a much bigger memory and will have everything transferred from this computer to the new one. I don’t know how long that will take, so if I’m offline for a few…

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For some reason I’ve been thinking about a stick horse I had as a kid. I made it from a broomstick with an old sock stuck on one end. The sock was stuffed and eyes, ears, etc. were partly drawn on and partly made of pieces of fabric glued on. I named the horse Melodiette…

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