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Hot Coffee On the Boulevard

It’s Friday – time for Hot Coffee on the Boulevard. Have a great weekend! BOOKS Anne just returned from the bi-annual Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. She bought a ton of books, and especially recommends The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published. The authors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry ran Pitchapalooza, won by our friend Julie Danis. Congrats… [read more]

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Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop Roundup

Last week I was in renowned beauty spot Dayton, Ohio, for the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The EBWW is a bi-annual conference held at Erma’s alma mater, the University of Dayton. For two and a half days, writers attended sessions about improving the art of writing, as well as learning the latest information on the… [read more]

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe

  When springtime comes around, I always think of carrot cake. This could be tied to a slightly superstitious belief on my part that this offering will appease and please the Easter Bunny, and there will be more chocolate bunnies for me. Be that as it may, I have a SCRUMPTIOUS carrot cake cupcakes recipe… [read more]

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6 Signs I am Getting Old

Getting old is a gradual process. There are subtle hints all around you, but you don’t realize it till you scoop them all up together and tie them with a wilted bow.  I’m not talking the mark of time on the calendar, the hair going grey, or the boobs heading south. No I am talking… [read more]

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Are You An Exercise Junkie?

Editor’s Note: We are happy to introduce our Healthy Living Columnist, Kristen Houghton. Healthy Living is not just about eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep; it’s a mind-set. It is a consummate way of living in which you make your life become the best that it can be. Certainly any type of addiction is… [read more]

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Do You Know Your Bone Density?

The big “O” brings to mind mood music, our favorite lover, and moans of ecstasy. For those in menopause and postmenopause, the new “big O” can also bring to mind osteopenia or osteoporosis. You are probably familiar with osteoporosis, but may never have heard of osteopenia. Yet, according to the latest figures released by the… [read more]

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A Sign of the Times

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”  - Sophia Loren A few events over the past week brought me to this “A-ha!” moment: With age… [read more]

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Best Ways to Manage Low-Back Pain

Just the other week, I pulled out my lower back. I’m not even sure how it happened; it kind of snuck up on me this time. I say “this time” because this is an issue I’ve been dealing with since I was 21. I wretched my lower back muscles by sneezing. Sneezing! I’ve since learned… [read more]