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Jul.15.2012
  If you're post-menopausal and (one hopes) female, you've probably got at least as many years left as the number you spent raising your kids. Men, a little less but still plenty. What milestones might you be looking forward to in this, the second half of your one precious life? Here's what...
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Feb.14.2012
Are you self-published and wondering how to get the word out about your book? Want to learn in one hour the most important and simplest ways to create an online presence to market your work? I'm teaching a one-hour class to those who are just getting started with using networking to improve sales....
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Dec.27.2011
Complimenting a person about her age is a minefield. When people say I look good for my age I feel like I've been given an illicit prize. It's a race I'm not running. I don't deserve acclaim. Besides, don't they see my turkey neck? How low are their standards? But I digress. What I meant to say is...
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Oct.24.2011
Yes, that is what I've heard. I don't want to believe it, because I want to read about women my age and all the challenges they're facing. I like non-fiction, too, but I want good stories. Besides my own preferences, I think it's an untrue statement because of all the anecdotal information in my...
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Oct.24.2011
Yes, that is what I've heard. I don't want to believe it, because I want to read about women my age and all the challenges they're facing. I like non-fiction, too, but I want good stories. Besides my own preferences, I think it's an untrue statement because of all the anecdotal information in my...
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Oct.23.2011
  “You’re writing a book?” A young woman at the coffee shop nearly swoons. “Oh, I would love to write a book!” “Love has nothing to do with it.” I scowl into my mocha. Back home at my computer, I fight the invisible ropes that are winching me toward the vacuum cleaner, the garden, the...
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Oct.16.2011
I keep hearing that we older women become invisible, but I don’t know if I believe it. I think invisibility is like a new car: once you buy it, you see that model everywhere. Recently I read a post wherein an older woman (OW) claimed to be invisible because, while she stood at a counter talking...
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Oct.01.2011
I've been working on my novel, Dakota Blues, for a few years now. It's taking a long time because I'm learning as I go. That's cool; I'm teaching myself to write. I read everything I can get my hands on, attend conferences, and ask for feedback from my critique group. Recently I hired an editor....
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