Sunday’s Gem — Rose Quartz

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it might be helpful to discuss Rose Quartz, also known as the love stone.

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Elephant carved in Rose Quartz. Image in the public domain.

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Roof Rescue

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you save a life, you are responsible for that life.”

But memory is a funny thing. Whether the fault lies in time, distance, or something else, the saver and the saved just might recall a life-saving incident differently … or not at all.

Case in point:

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Sticky Fingered Help

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. ~John Powell

In the ongoing search to find appropriate light housecleaning services for my aging mom, I’ve just about come to the conclusion it would be easier to strap wings to a pig’s back and watch him fly.

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Sunday’s Gem — Tiger’s Eye

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

Anyone who loves and admires felines will appreciate our next healing gemstone, Tiger’s Eye.

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Thanks to Healing Crystals for this shot of golden Tiger’s Eye hearts

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Hatching a Novel

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist

When you tell someone you’re a writer, invariably you’re asked what you’re working on right now.

A vague response doesn’t cut it. They want details — lots of them — and many are quick to offer “helpful” suggestions for plot points, characters, settings, whatever.

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Last Mercury Retrograde of 2016

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Caution is needed
Mercury now retrograde
Applecart upset

Note: Mercury is retrograde until Jan. 8, 2017. Some believe this is a time of snarled communications and faulty judgment, a time when we must not enter into binding contracts, new jobs, or new relationships. Whether you believe all that or not, I suppose lying low is prudent.

Debbie by Another Name. . .

If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know I’m not a fan of my own name.

As a journalist, “Debbie” worked. She was solid, dependable, factual. Printed alongside my last name, “Debbie” made a nice-looking byline.

But as a fiction writer? One who kills off characters and spins imaginary tales?

I think not.

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