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Food For Thought—On Wheels
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Food For Thought—On Wheels

I’m sure you’re familiar in principle with “Meals on Wheels,” but what is brain food, or food for thought, on wheels? If you guessed “a bookmobile,” you’re right.

My Love Affair With Libraries
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My Love Affair With Libraries

There were four libraries in my childhood. I loved them all. The first was a former private house that had been re-purposed into a public library to serve the town I grew up in and the next town over. The children’s department was a second-floor room filled with the magic of books that I borrowed...

The Magic Set Of Keys
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The Magic Set Of Keys

If you’re fortunate, you hold in your hand a magic key that can unlock many portals. It can take you to far-away kingdoms, real or fanciful, or reveal deep truths to you, or challenge your thinking or augment it, or enlighten you on subjects quotidian or sublime. If you’re fortunate, you hold in your hand...

My 15 Minutes Of Fame?
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My 15 Minutes Of Fame?

Of course I’ve been on TV before. As an author, I’ve guested on shows promoting various of my books. I was a contestant on JEOPARDY! in the pre-Alex Trebek era. (Who else reading this is old enough to remember when Art Fleming was the host?) Subsequent to my JEOPARDY! appearance, I was on two other...

Community Cookbooks
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Community Cookbooks

Has your church, local charity, PTA, or Homeowners’ Association thought of writing a community cookbook? It’s a great fundraiser, brings people together as they talk about the recipes they’ve contributed, and expands the culinary repertoire of all who buy a copy.

How Will 2020 Be Different For You?
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How Will 2020 Be Different For You?

Fellow authors—I’m talking to you. How is 2020 going to be different for you than all the years that preceded it? It’s not just a new year but the start of a new decade. Make that decade rollover a memorable one by making a major change or two in your writing career.

Time For A Change
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Time For A Change

Any time something in your life needs changing is a good time to take steps, but the start of a new year is a particularly appropriate time to make that change.

Give What Counts
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Give What Counts

It’s Christmas! Did you get the gifts you wanted? Did you give people—your kids, if you have kids, your significant other, whoever else is on your gift list—what they wanted? Do you know what people REALLY want—your kids, your significant other, your other relatives, your friends? Do you know what they really want from you,...

Resolutions For A New Decade
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Resolutions For A New Decade

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Not everyone does. (I don’t.) And many of those who do make resolutions find that by the middle of February, if not the middle of January, they’ve broken several if not all of them.

When Reading Was Thought A Health Hazard!
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When Reading Was Thought A Health Hazard!

People have fallen for much more outlandish beliefs than this one. In fact, there’s a site online called Snopes.com that made its reputation by debunking all the false and misleading stories that circulate, occasionally by word of mouth but predominantly on the internet. But did you know—can you believe—there was a time when people believed...