Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving, and I hope we all have a lot to be thankful for. Usually by this time of year I’m saying to myself, “I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by.” Instead, this year I’m saying, “I can’t believe how long this year has been.” It has certainly been a…

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We live in difficult times, but things could be a lot worse.For example, when I was a kid my grandfather, who had been born in the 1800s, lived with us.One day I told him sadly, “I think you love my brother more than me.”He replied, “Of course I do. He’s a boy and you’re only…

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Barbara Bockman has written an exciting book for kids about an intriguing mystery. The two main characters, James and Thomas, come from very different backgrounds and hostile family relationships, but the mystery can only be solved if they work together. This is the kind of story kids, especially boys, will love.

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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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