This week, my son Craig (Craig MacIntosh), posted this on Facebook. Bingo! It spoke to me.  It applies to everything – life in Nice, remaining young in mind while growing old, practicing law, working as an actress, teaching, exercising, dieting, marriage, writing blogs, writing books, playing the piano, raising children, growing a garden….   Then, MarkContinue reading “#SmartAuthor – THE ART OF DELUSION”


“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing; Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.” “Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine; So from the beginning the fightContinue reading “HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYBODY!”


#SmartAuthor   The Launch Team is at it again!!  As a dedicated member of the Team, I urge all you “writer-want-a-be’s” to investigate these sites and listen to these podcasts. I wish I had heard them in 2012. I am listening to them now, sometimes twice, and amazed at what Steve Orlandella (my deceased husband) andContinue reading “#SmartAuthor “A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE””


I have had a love affair with the Sea for as long as I can remember. There is something about being near it that satisfies my longing for peace, even for a moment.  In 1968, I traveled across the United States to live by the Sea. (Yes, I know, the Atlantic was closer, but IContinue reading “TYPICAL MORNING WALKS – NOVEMBRE 2017”


From one #SmartAuthor to others, I continue to be ‘berry beezy’ in France, figuring things out. It is not easy, being an expat. Each day is full of its own challenges in real life and online. Nothing is as it seems – like opening a door, flushing the john, turning on water, working an elevator,Continue reading “#SmartAuthor “FIGURING THINGS OUT””


#smartauthor  I started writing in 2012. Well, that is not really true. I started writing when I was a little girl.  The first “Diary” I have is dated 1949.  I wanted to record things – thoughts, secrets, events. I want to spend time with my best friend – ME.  During the day, I “behaved” –Continue reading “#SmartAuthor WRITE THAT BOOK!! JUST DO IT!!”

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