Mary Hamilton -author

Publish What You Write – Sell What You Publish – Part One

I learned long ago I’d get further ahead in life if I gave up trying to know everything I need to know and instead focused on knowing the people who already knew what I need to know. Mary Hamilton is one of those people. She writes beautifully. Equally impressive, she manages to sell what she writes in the most gracious, low-key way that has me believing I too can sell what I write. I asked her […]

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Will This Be the Year I Finally Get and Stay Organized?

“You’d lose your head if it weren’t attached.” My father issued that prediction often in my childhood. I do struggle to keep my time, possessions and commitments organized. I could take a leisurely cruise to the Bahamas with the time I’ve spent looking for things over the course of my life. When I am organized I thrive. Sadly, such situations seem to be fleeting moments. I pause to put papers in files and things back […]

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Sunset by Mary Hamilton

A Prayer for the New Year

A new year is upon us. Twelve months of possibilities lie before us. What would you like to see happen between now and New Year’s Eve 2018? I’ve given up making New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t like the way I disappoint myself when I fail to keep them. Instead I set goals – small steps I plan to take to reach big destinations I dream of reaching. When I combine goal setting with praying, the […]

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New Year fireworks

Good-Bye 2017 – Hello 2018

I am very much looking forward to the New Year. While 2017 hasn’t been ALL bad, it’s brought more than its fair share of trials and tribulations – at least where I live. Hurricane Harvey left the Gulf Coast months ago, but reminders are everywhere. The three closest libraries to me are still under re-construction. My local pharmacy – with the ATM machine I use – closed. Piles of debris from gutting and repairing flooded […]

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Moravian star

Moravian Stars and Cookies

My spirits brighten when I see the many symbols and decorations at this time of year as I’m driving around town. One symbol we sometimes see at this time of year is the multi-pointed Moravian Star. The Moravians are a small Christian sect with roots dating back to Czech Reformer John Hus (1369 – 1415). Hus was martyred for his opposition to the corruption he witnessed in the church of his day. In spite of […]

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