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About wilaemerson

writer, golfer, traveler, food junkie, dieter--serious life: prescription drug advisor (RN/BSN)

Review: A Killer Past


Title: A Killer Past Author: Maris Soule Publisher: Robert Hale, London ISBN: 978-0-7198-1490-7 Car trouble in the small town of Rivershore, Michigan shouldn’t be a source of concern. Seventy-four year-old Mary Harrington has to walk only two blocks to reach … Continue reading

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Z is for …..Z…….


Oh Glory Day! Z is the 26th letter of the English alphabet and thus, the end of this challenge. What a zany day, what a zany letter! I’ve zigged and zagged to get here. Stopped in the middle of the road, … Continue reading

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Y is for …..Yahoo


I could have gone for the obvious and written about youth but decided against it because Youth seems to be wasted on the Young. Walk through a Mall—get my drift? Granted, it could be because I’m no longer Youthful or … Continue reading

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X is for Xenophile


X is for…..Xenophile Yes, I’ll admit it: I’m attracted to foreign things—style, food, people, places. As a kid I would stare at someone who looked different. Yep, literally gawk until a thunk on the head eased me back into reality. … Continue reading

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W….is for Will


Victor Hugo said “People do not lack strength, they lack will.” Oh my goodness, if I’d only known the difference between strength and will when I was young. Will or won’t, it’s the meat of the matter; can get you … Continue reading

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V is for ….Viewpoint


A viewpoint has a lot to do with eyes and ears. Generally, a viewpoint is an accumulation of sights and sounds and then put into passionate words or deeds. What is casually or carelessly read or what people say and … Continue reading

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U is for UNFAIR


  Oh, what a sorrowful word. Unfair. It’s about as disheartening as unequal. Uneasy isn’t as disquieting but Unfair does make me Uneasy. So maybe we have to understand fair to know unfair. Sports, stock market, politics, education, wages? Can’t … Continue reading

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T is for Tact


Oh, this word can get one in a lot of trouble. Some have tact, some don’t. Tact can ride with a low tide, so subtle it only tickles your toes, or the lack of it strikes like lightning and knocks … Continue reading

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S is for….Self-Discipline


A difficult subject, this thing called self-discipline. It’s not about what you do, but what you choose not to do. There’s power in self-discipline. To say no, to take a stand, to work beyond your perceived capacity, to deny instant … Continue reading

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R…is for Right


Heavy words in the R category: respect, responsibility, religion, rules, rumors, ridicule. But my finger landed on right. Funny word, right is. I can turn right, live right, right a wrong. I can give up a right or I can allow you … Continue reading

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