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Countdown for spring…

Hemingway, spring, Seattle.

I’ve started to crave spring warmth, blooms, and longer days. Here in Seattle, we’ve had an unusual run of days in the thirties; so much so that Green Lake had enough ice for some brave crazies to walk on. Now, we’re back to heavy rains. I’m hearing friends talk about Florida trips, and cruises to the Caribbean, and I’m wishing I had a ticket and a packed suitcase. Here’s one of my favorite quotes by Ernest Hemingway, and a picture of tulips from the past in my yard to help me, and maybe you, get through the rest of winter:

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” 

Thankfully, I have friends that are as good as spring itself.

Past spring blooms.

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Wisconsin Golfer magazine reviews A Tight Grip

I was thrilled to read Dennis McCann’s review in Wisconsin Golfer’s section, GREAT READS. He personalized it in a fun way by sharing his attempt at writing a golf mystery. And I accept his Mulligan offer! 
For the full review, please click here:

Here’s an excerpt: 
“Protagonist plays golf, has other problems. New novel will appeal to ‘women of a certain age.’ Many women readers will relate to, or perhaps envy, [Par] Parker’s relationship with her three friends, expecially to the wine-soaked no-rules Isadora Duncan parties that serve to ease them through especially thorny times. And competitive golfers will mostly recognize Chomic’s treatment of the tournament run-up and execution.”

One correction: A Tight Grip was published by She Writes Press (2014) rather than Village Books, an independent bookstore.


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Doses of friendship improve health of women over 50

Sure, you’ve heard that diet and exercise may improve health, but if you’re tired of that overused prescription (and maybe feeling guilt from not following it), here’s another way for women of a certain age to feel healthier: spend time with your women friends. Easy, right?

There is scientific evidence (Mayo Clinic) and loads of anecdotal evidence that women interacting with other women reduces their stress. Continue reading

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