Author Archives: janets123

About janets123

Children's writer, newspaper columnist, essayist, poet, storyteller

Green!

I heard the weatherman say March first begins “meteorological spring” here in Texas. I wasn’t sure all that implied but, after living here seven years, I am inclined to agree: the last of February always greens up like early spring. … Continue reading

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Persuasive Words

Have you ever shared information and had the intended recipient turn on you with a defensive tone? And then days later (or weeks or months) heard or seen that person sharing that very information with someone else or putting it … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Caveat and Disclaimer: Dan says from now on I need to run these by him before I publish! LOL! Almost all of us love the good, detest the bad and avoid the ugly, I think. Good people and good actions … Continue reading

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Falling Off Sideways

I love Segways—the two-wheel kind—so when Dan put off the booking of excursions during our day in the Bahamas, I found a Segway tour of the beach at Freeport. We’ve ridden the wonderful balancing machines at seaports and tourist attractions … Continue reading

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It’s Only Money

My husband was ready to fill out and sign a birthday card for a client turning 100 years in a few days. I told him where to find the card and, because it was near a pile of other cards, … Continue reading

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The Grace of Gratitude

While making the big king-size bed this morning, I lifted the plush, heavy comforter and had a moment of regret about the good-old days when I only had a simple bedspread to deal with. It was lighter and easier–but not … Continue reading

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Dripping, Dripping, Dripping Evermore

This year we have been hosting rats in our attic. This is something we’ve never before encountered. It has been A BIG DEAL! First there was a tiny scratching noise in the wall of my husband’s office. He couldn’t hear … Continue reading

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