Kites and Flags on Beach

101 Inspirations

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If you happen to be driving up the Oregon coast, make sure you stop into “101 Inspirations” in Lincoln City. While they also sell antiques and gifts, we wandered into their bakery in search of some tea and a goodie. Not only was our sweet tooth more than satisfied (try their amazing cinnamon bread) but our spirits were richly rewarded …

Old Railroad Bridge

Birthday Musings

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Having just celebrated another birthday, for which I am always grateful, I find myself looking backwards but more importantly, looking forward. What exactly do I want from my next year on the planet? I’ve always been the kind of person who likes to mix things up. Not in a Drama Queen kind of way – hardly. No, more in a …

Beachfront Trail

Happy Retirement

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Dear Tracey, I retired last year from a very demanding medical career in the San Francisco area. After much thought and planning, I moved north to be closer to my daughter and her family. I am thoroughly enjoying life here in the slow lane. I think retirement is wonderful – I read and take long walks on the beach. For …

Open Laptop and Text


Tracey Bucket List

Virginia writes: “ I have been writing stories for years. I finally decided to see if I could actually get a collection published. Why not, right?” Dear Virginia  – Right! Best of luck with your project. Keep me posted! (You might find something of interest in my blog this week.) (Click here to see what others have checked off their …

Writer's Digest Cover

For Writers

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I’m happy to be included in the October issue of Writer’s Digest magazine.Why? Their cover says it all:Your Guide to Getting an Agent. ( Perhaps your manuscript is nearly complete or maybe you’ve received too many rejection letters. (Trust me, it happens.) No matter where you are in the writing process, this issue will help you find your way. My …

Cut Paper Art


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Has this ever happened to you? You’re smack-dab in the middle of something that is taking all of your attention. Suddenly, you stop long enough to consider exactly what is happening all around you. And then, right on the heels of this observation comes pure gratitude for whatever it is that has grabbed your attention? I had a veritable run …