Liar, Liar #FridayFinds #Reblogs #Inspiration

Lying is bad. Right? Like, it’s actually bad. Isn’t it? At least that’s what they tell you from a very early age. Be nice, use your manners, don’t eat your boogers, and always tell the truth. I’m not here to dispute that lying is right, but how do we communicate the nuances of situations when we shouldn’t lie versus moments when a harmless little fib couldn’t hurt anyone. Where do we draw that line? More importantly, how do you communicate this to a 4-year-old?

 

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Post – #Wedding – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Alex Craigie #FridayFinds #Reblogs #Inspiration

I’m sure we’ve all thought to ourselves, If I knew then what I know now… Fellow author and blogger Sally Cronin has shared this idea with other writers and featured their responses on her blog. In the post I’m sharing today, author Alex Craigie talks about a regret associated with her wedding.

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There are countless things that I know now that I didn’t know then. With hindsight, most of them were trivial and inconsequential.

As a very young child there were more mysteries in life than answers. Clouds, beards, mirrors –all were beyond the comprehension of someone so unfamiliar with the world.

 

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The Wheels Are Turning at the Seeing Eye #FridayFinds #Reblogs #Inspiration

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After losing her guide dog six weeks ago, fellow author and blogger Mary Hiland is finally ready for another one. In this post, she explains the first steps in applying for a guide dog. You can check out my reviews of her books

here and here. Enjoy!

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My darling Dora died of cancer six weeks ago. While there are times that something sets me off, a word, a song, or just the overbearing feeling of loneliness, and I weep, even sob, in self-indulgent sadness, I know that sooner or later, I must replace her with a new Seeing Eye ® dog. I hate using the word replace, because a dog like Dora cannot be replaced. Yet, I can’t go on needing to hold the arm of a kind person to go anywhere outside my home, and I’m terrible at using a white cane. It’s time to go back to the Seeing Eye to train with a new dog to regain my independence.

 

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Smorgasbord Bookshelf 2022- Share an Extract from your latest book – #Family, #Dementia, Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me by Abbie Johnson Taylor #FridayFi9nds #Excerpts #Inspiration

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Thanks to Sally Cronin​ for publishing an excerpt from my latest book, Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, on her blog today. Thanks to Sally Cronin​ for publishing an excerpt from my latest book, Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, on her blog today.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

In this series you are invited to share an extract of 500 words from your most recent book published within the last 12 months. Details at the end of the post.

The aim of the series

  1. To showcase your latest book and sell some more copies.
  2. Gain more reviews for the book.
  3. Promote a selection of your other books that are available.

Today an extract from the latest release by Abbie Johnson Taylor…Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

About the book

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories…

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WordPress.com Favorites: Empish Thomas #FridayFinds #Reblogs #Inspiration

I’ve shared posts by fellow blogger Empish Thomas before. Now, here she is, being interviewed on the wordpress.com blog. Enjoy!

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Shortly after Empish Thomas earned her journalism degree in the mid-’90s, she began experiencing severe headaches and sensitivity to light. After a visit to the  eye doctor, she was diagnosed with uveitis, a generalized eye inflammation that can quickly escalate to permanent damage. Unfortunately, Empish fell into that category, losing her sight fully within a few years.

 

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