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Pink Roses, Flowers, and Tangled Promises

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” ~William Shakespeare According to the Victorian language of the flowers pink roses speak of adoration, loyalty, gratitude, grace, admiration, joy, and strength. While we often select red ones for love, pink roses are a perfect token of a gentleman’s love for his lady. Besides […]

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Let’s Talk Charades

An author researches many topics along their writing journey. With my current work-in-progress set in the second half of the nineteenth century, my curiosity was stirred about children’s party games (and adult parlor games, too). Alice in Wonderland was written in 1865. An outdoor party game was croquet. You can learn about its history here. Many games […]

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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, August 18, 1920-2020

Roaring Twenties — The phrase brings to mind flappers, fringe and long beads; rising hemlines; jazz; Art Deco; economic prosperity; movies, telephone, automobiles, radios all gaining popularity. In the first year of the 1920s women received the right to vote. The date: August 18, 1920. My grandmother turned 38 years old the next day, and […]

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A Touch of Victorian with Modern

My current work-in-progress (WIP) keeps me looking at all things Victorian. This article, How to Create Modern Victorian Interiors, caught my attention. Just last fall, I had the opportunity to drive by my Great Grandparents’s home in Chicago and click a few photos. The home was built for them in the 1890s, and it’s current […]

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Why Choose Life

Discussions of “Why Choose Life” often become quite heated. God’s Word and today’s advanced science* points us to life beginning at conception. Over the thousands of years (yes thousands) women have had abortions, a recognition existed, that they treated the absence of something — their time of the month, rather than eliminating a baby. Abortions […]

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