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PamWrites · 10M ago

Surviving Adversity – Find the Light Within

I have a post up over at Done Darkness which is in keeping with my recent posts here about hope. Sheryl Sandberg’s commencement speech at UC Berkeley provides great advice on surviving adver...
PamWrites · 10M ago

Hope Matters

Hope matters. It should not be confused with optimism, though they are siblings. Vaclav Ha...
PamWrites · 10M ago

Fearing a New Label: Mother-in-Law

My son’s wedding approaches quickly. But first, comes Mother’s Day, my last without having the title “mother-in-law” as one of my labels. We’ve all grown up hearing bad mother-in-law jokes. ...
PamWrites · 11M ago

A Special Place: Memories & More

I adore a line from Fyodor Dostoyevsky in The Brothers Karamazov: “You must know that there is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and good for life in the future than some good m...
PamWrites · 1Y ago

Escape into Stories — Jackie Mitchard

Jackie Mitchard was a known quantity to many readers before her book, The Deep End of the Ocean, was selected as the first book in Oprah Winfrey’s famous book club. Longtime Wisconsin reside...
PamWrites · 1Y ago

Marilynne Robinson trumps Trump

I’ve never made it a secret how much I adore the writing of Marilynne Robinson, but today, having just seen her essay in yesterday’s The Guardian, I could not admire her more. Please, take a...
PamWrites · 1Y ago

Happy Birthday, Bryan Cranston!

    Today is Bryan Cranston’s 60th birthday! So, I’d like to send Mr. Cranston happy birthday wishes from your Walter White character’s twin brother. This fellow celebrated his 60th last yea...
PamWrites · 1Y ago

Q&A & Giveaway

I have missed you all, blog friends. A few of you might be concerned that my absence indicates a dive into the depression quagmire, but I assure you, not so. Simply busy, busy, busy. I want ...
PamWrites · 1Y ago

Ten Commandments of RSVPs in the Digital Age

Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and the young geniuses of Facebook, we were introduced to the idea that “Maybe” is an appropriate answer to an invitation. And, sometimes, that actually is sufficie...
PamWrites · 1Y ago

A book! A book!

A book! A book! I helped make a book! I didn’t quit. I saw it through. I am pleased, proud and just a tad postpartum-ish. 🙂 But reminding myself, that my personal moniker, persevering profes...