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Disney + Project, Part 6: the early 1950s January 23, 2020

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Balancing Act: Disney+ Project: Part 6, the early 1950s: More Disney! (See our earlier thoughts here , here , here , here , and here ) To put these in perspective for my daughter, I told her that…

 

North, South, East, West, and the Romance Writers of America January 20, 2020

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Great piece by the talented Lucy Blue: you should read her books too!

Lucy Blue Writes

In 1985 when the miniseries North and South first aired on TV, my mother worked for a lady named Miss Rose Cauthen. North and South, for those previously spared by youth or ignorance, was based on a series of historical novels by John Jakes about two wealthy and heroic white guys who meet at West Point about a decade before the Civil War and become friends for life. And of course the big hook is, one is from the North and one is from the South—South Carolina, to be specific. It’s the vehicle that unleashed the raw sexual power of Patrick Swayze in a pair of tight britches on an unsuspecting world. Mama, my sisters, and I watched it avidly. All the ladies in Mama’s office watched and discussed it daily with breathless enthusiasm. Miss Rose herself declared it to be the best thing she’d seen on TV in…

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Our Disney+ Project: Part 5, the later 40s January 16, 2020

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Balancing Act: Disney+ Project: Part 5, the later 40s: If you’ve been reading these posts, you already know my husband got us a subscription to Disney Plus, so my daughter (age 12) and I have…

 

IWSG: Setting Sail on the Literary Seas January 10, 2020

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Balancing Act: IWSG: Setting Sail on the Literary Seas: Welcome to the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means! It’s time to let our insecurities hang out. Yep, it’s t…

 

Most Popular Posts of 2019 January 2, 2020

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Balancing Act: 2019: Most Popular Blog Posts: I blog mostly as a form of reflection, a kind of public journaling, where I record the details of my writing life and can look back on my jo…

 

2019: My Year in Words January 1, 2020

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Balancing Act: 2019: My Year in Words: It’s that time of year again, when a flip of the calendar has me looking back at what Ive accomplished and what I want to accomplish bef…

 

My Year in Reading December 29, 2019

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Balancing Act: 2019: My Year in Books: Each year for the past few years, I’ve set a goal of reading 52 books, or one per week. I use Goodreads to track my reading and as of t…