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Book Review Week Takes a Holiday

It’s been almost a year since we began Book Review Week. If you’re not familiar with it, we posted daily for six days once a month book review from Lisa, Rachel, and our fabulous guest reviewers. It was a chance to share our love of books, discover new reads, and for me, I met quite…… Continue reading Book Review Week Takes a Holiday

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THIRD CHOICE: Rich, Poor or Hypercube by Eric Y.F. Lim (Guest post by Rachel Barber)

Well-researched and very easy to grasp, Eric Lim’s book describes the third choice of property investment based on the concept of the “Sharing Economy” and the application of “Block Chain” technology, as well as one’s Lifestyle or Quality of Life achieved from the ownership of property. Some say it’s the Future of Property Ownership, Investment…… Continue reading THIRD CHOICE: Rich, Poor or Hypercube by Eric Y.F. Lim (Guest post by Rachel Barber)

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Ignore Everything You’ve Learned Here

If I can’t prove it’s working for me, how will I prove it can work for you? Well, maybe it is. Maybe it isn’t. Is it because we’re not doing enough? Writing enough? Writing the right things? Taking the right classes or courses? And the list goes on as we dive into a downward spiral…… Continue reading Ignore Everything You’ve Learned Here

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We Got Back to Our Poetic Roots, Hit Some Milestones, and Spring-boarded New Ideas with New Friends in Our Best of April Monthly Recap

Welcome to April’s monthly recap. We’ve hit some milestones, made some new friends, spring-boarded new ideas, and walked down memory lane! When updating my LinkedIn profile yesterday, I realized I forgot to mark an occasion. Not only did I celebrate my birthday this month, but Writing in the Fast Lane is 5 years and 1…… Continue reading We Got Back to Our Poetic Roots, Hit Some Milestones, and Spring-boarded New Ideas with New Friends in Our Best of April Monthly Recap

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VAGABONDING: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (Guest Review by Rachel Barber)

How many of us know the meaning of the word “Vagabonding”? (I’d heard of it, but had no idea until I read this book!). Many of us have an interest in travelling or would like to be known as a “traveler” – but give up at the thought of making plans. This book has answers…… Continue reading VAGABONDING: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (Guest Review by Rachel Barber)

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A Promise Kept

If you missed yesterday’s post, here’s a quick recap. In 1984, I sat at the bottom of the Spanish Steps in Rome, and wept. Why? I was too exhausted to take another step. My second heart surgery awaited me, and I was sure this would be my one chance to ‘see the world’. But, it…… Continue reading A Promise Kept

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I Made a Promise to Myself

It was the summer of 1984, not long after my eleventh birthday, and my first trip across the Atlantic would shape my world in ways I never thought possible. We’d been riding in a motorcoach, walked miles all over Rome, and at the base of the Spanish Steps, I stopped. I was exhausted and needed…… Continue reading I Made a Promise to Myself

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A Child of the World

I was eleven when my grandmother (seated directly behind me) presented a special Christmas gift to my family. She wanted to take everyone to Europe for a 3-week whirlwind tour. Twenty-one countries in twenty-one days. Then, it was a dream. Something I didn’t even know was on my bucket list. It would take two or…… Continue reading A Child of the World

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It Was the Birthday Cake Which Did Her In

“Too many damn feathers!” my mother replied when I asked her why she stopped making character birthday cakes. This I had asked on my 43rd birthday when I decided I wanted a bunny cake. But, this time we were going to make it together and when wine, baking, and bunnies combine well…let’s just say it…… Continue reading It Was the Birthday Cake Which Did Her In

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What the GUC is Going On?

My misnamed twin that wasn’t would later be called Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). The fix should have been easy enough. A patch to close it. This is now, that was then. 1977. And adding to the fray was a new development. I also suffered from L-transposition in which my heart is reversed. Don’t worry, it’s…… Continue reading What the GUC is Going On?