Blame Canada…

Every now and then, I get requests to ship my book out of the U.S., and typically, I refund the buyer’s money (go Paypal), and call it a day. But last month, this nice fellow talked me into shipping a couple books to Canada, and I hesitantly did so, explaining...

Nope, It’s Not a Sears Magnolia…

In the last 20 years, I’ve probably received more than 200 emails and inquiries from folks who think they’ve found a Sears Magnolia. In the last 20 years, I’ve found four Magnolias as a result of these emails and inquiries. That means that 2% of the...

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There’s something known as “second-year grief” and experts suspect it’s occasioned by the fact that in the first year following a sudden and traumatic death, the mind is in shock. By the second year, the protective layer of shock is mostly...

Housing Rosemary, Part II

In re-starting a new life at the age of 58, one of my greatest challenges is (now) decision-making. Even small decisions are very difficult, and I’m finding that larger decisions are almost paralyzing. My nearest and dearest friends tell me that I’ve made...