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My Secret musings

Never did I ever think that I would find myself in my fifties needing to lose a lot of weight.  Afterall, I fought that demon in my early forties, and I thought I won when I took up cycling.  It wasn’t that long ago that I rode 120 miles a week on my Pinarello carbon […]

September 22, 2022

Steve's Stairwell DIY

September 3, 2022

The global book market in 2021 was 138.3 billion dollars.  I was surprised to learn, according to Global Books Market Size & Industry Trends Report, 2022 – 2030 (, that by 2030, it is estimated to be 164.22 billion.  Let’s do an over-simplified calculation; at an average book price of $15, that is 9.2 billion […]

How do You Choose?

September 2, 2022

Waiting or Working Towards Dreams

I am one that will work hard to make my dream a reality.  As I am striving toward this new goal of becoming a successful author, I am reminded of others who have worked hard to make their dreams a reality as well.  In particular, I thought of Sandra Lee.  Sandra Lee is an acclaimed […]

August 21, 2022

It’s hard to start something new, and it’s hard to do something different than you’ve ever done before.  But if you believe that your new something has worth and that there is value in it, by all means pursue it with all your heart.  It may surprise you where the support will come from, and […]

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August 19, 2022

Gratitude Graphic

One of my favorite people to listen to is Steve Harvey.  He is not only funny, but he is wise, and he is able to communicate his wisdom in a way that is humble and impactful.  Another reason that I like Steve Harvey is because he talks so much about gratitude.  He reminds me that […]

August 18, 2022

Have you ever tried a meal home delivery service?  There are many types available, and they have a wide range of prices. I’ll be honest, I was looking for a way to gain some time back in the day.  I work full time and have a two-hour commute, and that doesn’t leave much time when […]

Meal Delivery vs From Scratch

August 16, 2022

Did you know that today was National Relaxation Day.  Maybe you’re like me and you almost missed it.  Well, I think that entitles us to take a rain check for sure.  Maybe next weekend?  What did you do for National Relaxation Day, or what do you plan to do in the future?

August 15, 2022

Like many, my weekend consisted of chores, and cooking, and for me, it included the dog park too. But I also had a breakthrough moment this weekend, and I thought it was worthy of sharing. I struggle with healthy eating; I know a lot of us do. I am a self-acknowledged chocoholic and there are […]

Clarabelle at the Dog Park

August 14, 2022

Kathryn Mathis shares about the self-publishing process and her experience recording an audiobook with Scott Lambert for

August 12, 2022