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September 23, 2020
Writing your own perfect ending
A magical moment happens when a writer takes a deep breath and launches into a passionate one-minute elevator pitch of a book concept before hundreds of other would-be authors. "It's very touching," says literary agent Arielle Eckstut about the emotion-charged atmosphere at Pitchapalooza. "These writers are wearing their hearts on their sleeves."
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September 19, 2020
Rodents, Roaches, Reptiles and Resilience
Well, here we are in the east East Bay. We’ve rented a nice four bedroom house. Not a place I thought I’d ever live, but, alas, here is where He has led us. And Amen to that.
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September 17, 2020
Some People Have a Knack
Ever notice how some people have a knack for cheering you up? Sometimes it is someone you know. A lot of times it is someone you have never met.
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September 17, 2020
Write On! Free Workshop Registrations Available for UD Students
Emmy Award winners, celebrated authors and comedians will headline the virtual Oct. 29-31, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Thanks to the generosity of the Alumni Association, UD students can attend for free.
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September 16, 2020
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
As I’ve gotten older, the hair on various parts of my body has started to disappear. Thank you menopause.
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September 13, 2020
A coffee maker's brew ha ha

I have reached the age (old enough to know better) where getting a good night’s sleep depletes me so much, especially if I dream about something exciting, like sleeping, that I need a liquid boost to start the day.

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September 11, 2020
Living on the Wild Side
Peggy and Mike Rowe, one of America's best-loved mother-son duos, will kick off the Oct. 29-31 Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop with a lively conversation across the miles about writing and the funny side of family life.
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September 10, 2020
God Made Us Just Right
Allia Zobel Nolan's newest children's book, God Made Us Just Right, uses whimsical questions from baby animals to help parents explain to children why they were born with certain characteristics.
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September 10, 2020
Why a Cat Is Still Better Than a Man
What are the 101 reasons a cat is better than a man? Allia Zobel Nolan reprises one of her most popular books for a new generation of cat lovers.
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September 10, 2020
Zoom Zoom

Last week Boo had to attend substitute training in preparation for the start of school. This man worked 30 years in the classroom and as an administrator guiding thousands of high school kids toward graduation. Now, he substitutes as an elementary P.E. teacher (when he feels like it) doing hula hoop games and Kidz Bop dance-a-thons.

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