The Postman

"You made Mrs. March feel like she could see again. You made Ford believe he was part of something. You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket."

Robert Heinlein

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

Gilda Radner

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”

Patrick Overton

"When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly."

Setting the Plan in Motion

Part of my plan to quit smoking included scheduling an appointment with my doctor to discuss possible options that might help me get through the process without turning into the Wicked Witch of the South. The problem is, I am one of those people that simply cannot stand going to the doctor. Actually I don’t much like visiting anyone with …

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The Decision To Quit Smoking

It has been nearly 34 years since I picked up my first cigarette in the sixth grade. I remember being intrigued by the television commercials aimed at women (You’ve Come a Long Way Baby) and I truly believed that it made me look sophisticated. By the time I graduated from high school, I was smoking a full pack of cigarettes …

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Preparing to Quit Smoking

As I record my progress through every step of this process of to quit smoking, I hope that those of you with this same overwhelming desire to quit will share your progress with me also. Together, I firmly believe that we can do this. For me the first step was making the decision to quit smoking. I truly believe that …

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My Personal Focus for 2007

I want to spend more of my time writing . . . I am finding that the best way to learn to write better is by spending more time writing. I think it may help me to come up with a list of topics that I find interesting, and just start writing. Involving all of you in this project might …

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I Am Not A Computer Geek

I absolutely, positively, without a doubt, do not see myself as a computer geek. My daughter, and others seem to see it differently. Apparently, as an answer to a hypothetical question, most women would not choose a top of the line Dell configured any way they want, over diamonds. I find this almost impossible to believe. You WEAR a diamond. …

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