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Writing is therapy. Wine is therapy. Writing while drinking wine is the best therapy. Reading while drinking can also be fun. Thanks for stopping by. ~Vickie

Are You Aging Gracefully or Gratefully?

Today I visited my dear friend G. In hospice. G is just a few years older than I am and has pancreatic cancer. He also has a thousand watt smile that still lights up the room. A sharp mind and … Continue reading

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This Lady’s Not Home … (thank you Melissa Manchester)

Back in the 70s, on one of her first albums, Melissa Manchester sang a song called “This Lady’s Not Home Today.” Even then, when I was a mere babe, fresh and innocent, those lyrics resonated with me. Got a house … Continue reading

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Say What You Need To Say

I was just yesterday told that I am an “open book” and that there aren’t very many people “like me”. Perhaps. And I did take it as the compliment it was meant to be. And then I got to thinking … Continue reading

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What Do You Think You’ll Regret The Most? The Things You Did Or The Things You Didn’t Do?

Think about it. When you look back on your life is it your mistakes that haunt you to this day or is it the opportunities you let pass you by? I think for most of us we automatically go to … Continue reading

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How Many Colours Of The Rainbow Do YOU Need?

Several years ago I attended a songwriting forum in Nashville. It was fronted by a pair of hugely successful composers, a married couple as luck would have it. They both boasted long lists of hit songs bearing their names. They … Continue reading

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So Please Do Tell … What Exactly Keeps A Couple In Love?

Last night after a few too many glasses of wine (who me?) and a lovely sunset boat cruise with an old friend, I asked this same old friend about his marriage. “How long have you two been blissfully wedded?” queried … Continue reading

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Self-Sabotage: Are You Guilty?

Yes! Pick me, pick me! I do believe that self-sabotage may well be one of my favourite hobbies. It’s not that I practice it all the time. It’s more like when I go, it’s “go BIG or go home!” So … Continue reading

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