• Daily Life,  Humor

    An Open Letter to my Niece as she Starts College

    My dearest niece, Today is you birthday, and you are headed off to the hallowed halls of higher education. You thought being a freshman in high school was rough? Well, pull up your big girl panties and get ready for the ride of your life. College is a whole new world filled with fun, stress, and changes that will forever shape your future. Since I’m the queen of unsolicited advice when it comes to you and my daughters, I thought…”Why not offer up some useful advice about how to get through college without screwing it up?” So…here it goes. 1) College isn’t for everybody. But you decided to further your…

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  • An Author's Life,  Daily Life,  Humor

    Typing 101

    It all began many years ago – first period of my freshman year of high school. Typing 101. Now for those of you from the younger generation following along, let me explain what a typewriter is. It’s a box with a keyboard…kind of like a computer keyboard…only different. And instead of a screen you put blank paper into it and press really hard on the keys. And you didn’t need a printer to print what you just typed, and if you made a mistake…there was a white paint in a bottle you used to cover up the mistake on the paper. Crazy, I know. Well, during this class we learned…