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Party Like It’s 1999: Past, Present, and Future

Image: Prince in Purple Rain (1984), Warner Bros. Driving in My Car Driving to pick up my kids from school, I turned on the radio. This is my “me” time, the little that I get during the week. There’s something magical about music booming from speakers all around you…

Do You Define Your Roles or Do They Define You?

Image: © kubko (Fotolia.com) The Routines of Everyday Life Get out of bed. Check. Exercise – yes, I practice what I preach. Check. Take shower. Check.  Get dressed. Check. Eat breakfast.  Check. All the while, I prep my kids for school (no small feat!) and head to work where a whole…

Maye You Know the Beauty of Getting Older

Image: Maye Musk (YouTube: COVERGIRL) Welcome to Live-It-Uary, a place to celebrate life while we live it. Live-It-Uary honors people who show kindness, people who create and inspire, people who do good deeds. Thank you for making the world a better place. What Is Beautiful? No…

If You Could Make the Perfect Man or Woman

Image: Image: Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, and Ilan Mitchell-Smith in Weird Science (1985), Universal Pictures My John Hughes Life In 2017, I championed My Bridget Jones Life. In 2018, I’m moving into John Hughes territory. Not only does the director have a litany of classic 80s movies…

You Say You Want to Be a Writer

Image: © peshkov (Fotolia.com) The Writer Without a Coffee Habit I may be crossing a line when I say this, especially as a writer, but I don’t like coffee. I really don’t. Unless it is mixed with heaping amounts of sugar AND served up as ice cream, I…

You Are What You Eat in the The Breakfast Club

Image: Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, and Emilio Estevez in The Breakfast Club (1985), Universal Pictures My John Hughes Life In 2017, I championed My Bridget Jones Life. In 2018, I’m moving into John Hughes territory. Not only does the director have a litany of classic 80s movies under his…

Out with the Old and In with the New Year

Image: Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Miramax.com My Bridget Jones Life My December 2017 Resolution Stats (See my original resolutions, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November stats here) Averaged 210+ minutes of exercise per week (v. good, above goal) 2…

The Time I Had a Winning Lottery Ticket

Image: Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love (2010), Columbia Pictures You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play Not everyone identifies with Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel Eat Pray Love. After all, few people have a year to spare, not to mention the means to…

What’s Wrong with Blue Soup?

Image: Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Miramax.com My Bridget Jones Life My November 2017 Resolution Stats (See my original resolutions, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October stats here) Averaged 210+ minutes of exercise per week (v. good, above goal) 4 recipes tried this month…

How to Write Like a Pro (By the Pros) Part 2

Image (from left to right): J.K. Rowling and Stephen King attend a news conference for “An Evening With Harry, Carrie and Garp” at Radio City Music Hall on August 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images) How to Write Your Best Novel…