Do Labels Inform or Conceal?

  One definition of a “label” according to the Oxford Dictionary is “a classifying phrase or name applied to a person or thing, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive.” I was reminded of this definition as I read David Brook’s … [Continue reading]

Girlfriends Matter

  Welcome to Kathleen Pooler, who has joined us today to discuss the nature of friendship.  It is a subject of considerable interest to me, as the protagonist of my novel has never had the kind of girl friends that Kathy describes here and in … [Continue reading]

One Lovely Blog Award

  I have had the great honor to have been given the One Lovely Blog Award not once, not twice, but THREE times in the past few weeks. My thanks go to Cate Russell-Cole, who is tireless in her efforts to support writers, Carol Bodensteiner, … [Continue reading]

Are You the Friend I’m Looking For?

  My guest this week is Jean Balser, a friend and writing colleague from Des Moines. She ponders the wisdom of rekindling lost friendships.   "Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other is gold."                   … [Continue reading]