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Laurie Oien

Laurie is a wife and mother living in Minnesota and determined to uncover the second half of life with zest and zeal. She has a background in marketing and accounting for the last 25 years and recently discovered that one can’t live by adding machines and numbers alone. Therefore, she created a humor written lifestyle blog. Laurie is a food enthusiast, loves comedy and enjoys writing and creating a story with a humorous twist. Laurie has been a contributor to Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Midlife Boulevard and Sammiches and Psych Meds. Also, Laurie is a contributing author in the bestselling anthology, "Feisty After 45," published by Mills Park Publishing. Visit Laurie’s blog, A Square of Chocolate, and join in for a smile at

Laurie blogs regularly at A Square of Chocolate. This post was originally featured there.  Singer, Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine, had a significant stamp on music back in the 80’s. They had a signature Latin pop sound that was hugely popular. Gloria, a fantastic singer, dancer and entertainer, is now having her story …

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