Category Archives: A Lesson in Love

What Do You Do When You’re Sad?

Last year was a hard year for me losing friends and my dog Pete. This year in one week, the world has lost David Bowie and Alan Rickman. I loved David Bowie in “The Labyrinth”. He was the ultimate Goblin … Continue reading

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Flowers in Romance: What Are Your Favorite Flowers?

I love flowers. Certain ones are very close to me. We see them all the time in romance novels, but do you know why an author chooses a particular bloom or bouquet?  Flowers are still quite the secret language. Many … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late to Decorate Eggs by Susan Hanniford Crowley

If life has gotten busy on you lately, I know exactly what you mean. But you don’t want to disappoint the kids in the family. If you have no kids, you may just want to do this to relax and … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 12 – The Passing of Pete

Yesterday (March 25, 2015) at 3:16 p.m., my dog Pete passed away.  My heart is broken. Pete was a funny little guy.  We got Pete at a pet store. We don’t normally get our pets that way, preferring rescue groups.  … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 9 – What Makes A Love Story Great? By Susan Hanniford Crowley

When you read a love story, what qualities in the story really attract you? What makes the love story great? Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare and is about two feuding families. But one night Romeo and his … Continue reading

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Let It Go!

Sometimes everything goes wrong and you want to scream, but you hold it all in. Sometimes you know the perfect words to say, but you don’t say them. It comes out wrong because you’re nervous. What are you nervous about? … Continue reading

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What I Learned in 2012

A lot happened to all of us during 2012.  I’m not one for resolutions.  I’m more for making plans regardless of time of year.  But this past year was filled with diversity some tragic, some amazing, and some both. What … Continue reading

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