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This is Why I Have Four Reasons For Hope

This is Why I Have Four Reasons For Hope by @barbaradelinsky #hope

No, this is not a political blog. I’m not touting one candidate over another. The election of 2018 is over. Some races went the way I wanted, others did not. For me, though, four things stand out. Four BIG reasons for hope:  Women can do it. Record numbers of women ran – and WON –…

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How to Write Like Delinsky: Five Rules Of Writing

Some things are ingrained from childhood. One of those, for me, is the start of the school year. New clothes, new books, new classes, new rules – I may have outgrown the first three, but the part about rules never leaves. So I start off the 2018-2019 learning year with FIVE Rules of Writing. If…

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I love Pub Day—I Hate Pub Day Photos

I love Pub Day—I Hate Pub Day Photos by @BarbaraDelinsky #Books #photo

Pub day is like a birthday. It comes every year at the same time, so readers know to expect it. You make lists of what you want and lists of what you hope. You wait for it … wait for it … wait for it. Then, finally, it’s here. You’re a year older. But you…

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Top 5 Reasons to Love Breakfast

Top 5 Reasons to Love Breakfast by @BarbaraDelinsky #Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal, which is why one of my favorite scenes in the upcoming BEFORE AND AGAIN is Maggie Reid and her mother having room-service breakfast in their suite at the Devon Inn and Resort. Maple bacon, scrambled eggs, thick wheat toast, fresh berries with clotted cream? I drool as I write this,…

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Four Reasons Why I Listen to Classical Music

Four Reasons Why I Listen to Classical Music by @barbaradelinsky

I never used to. Well, I did occasionally, but it wasn’t my go-to station when I was in the car.  I mean, I’ve always appreciated classical music. I just never before needed it as much as I do now. What changed? Donald Trump came to power. That single happening has been so loud, so ugly, so divisive, that…

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These Are MY Reasons For Spring Cleaning

These Are MY Reasons For Spring Cleaning by @BarbaraDelinsky, Cleaning, Spring, Family

Are you into this? Such a cliché, the expression “spring cleaning,” and I never consciously set out to do it. But here I am, again this March as I do every March, sorting through unnecessary paper on my desk, disposing of expired food in my pantry, weeding winter-weary clothes from my closet. I tell myself…

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The Truth About Why I Don’t Own a Gun

The Truth About Why I Don't Own a Gun by @BarbaraDelinsky, Guns, Government

Why I Don’t Own a Gun It goes back to my childhood when I never had a toy gun. For one thing, I was a girl, and guns were considered improper toys for girls. For another, my parents never owned guns – largely because their parents had grown up in the shadow of Hitler, a…

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