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WHEN LIFE INTERRUPTS . . .

Tweet     WHEN LIFE INTERRUPTS… By Vicki Hinze   A few years ago, I underwent a series of eye surgeries, and learned a lot more than I ever wanted to know about living and writing in a life bombarded by interruptions.  [...]

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW

Tweet TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW by Vicki Hinze I only met Elmore Leonard once, but I learned a lot reading his books.  While he had many admirable traits, I learned one new thing about him after his death:  He didn’t write his first [...]

America’s National Observations–August

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THE SECRET: Key to Contentment

Tweet    THE SECRET:  Key to Contentment by Vicki Hinze   In writing, everything is fodder.  If you don’t need it for character, you need it for plot, setting or one of the other basic novel elements.  Where [...]

Illegal Immigrants Raise Havoc on US Border: The Mexican/American War, Part I

TweetThe Mexican/American War, Part I Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In 1820, the Mexican government offered a land grant to Moses Austin that encompassed an area about half the size of modern-day Texas. In return, Austin was to finance the [...]

WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING

Tweet When You’ve Lost Everything by Vicki Hinze This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  Defeated in life, or by life.  Some have [...]

Moments of Clarity

Tweet       Moments of Clarity By Vicki Hinze   Moments of clarity. Sometimes we ignore them, often we misunderstand them, and sometimes we completely fail to recognize them. That creates challenges for us because without [...]

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

Tweet   How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast by  Vicki Hinze   We all have an inner savage beast.  Normally, we keep the beast leashed, our civility intact, our humanity in control, ruling our actions and reactions.  [...]

America’s National Observations–July

Tweet   July 4th America Celebrates Independence Day! Since 1776

Love What You Do AND…

Tweet   Do What You Love and . . .    By   Vicki Hinze       For years, we’ve heard: Do what you love and the money will follow. For most of us, that advice has proven true—and false.  Why [...]