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Me, Nicki and Davy Jones

I was ten-years-old when The Monkees television show debuted on NBC, and I never missed an episode. I bought band paraphernalia with my allowance – a Monkees bracelet, a plastic hologram ring, trinkets I’ve kept to this day. I joined the fan club, … Continue reading

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WWWW and How, But Not Why

Whenever I have dinner with my friend S., the conversation inevitably veers to a discussion of faith, or rather our current struggle with a lack thereof.  I’ve had sciatica for nearly four weeks now, with pain radiating down each leg … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Right before Thanksgiving, my friend Laura Munson asked me to participate in The Next Big Thing online event — a way for authors/bloggers to share news about upcoming projects.  Mercury was still in retrograde, but I said yes to what … Continue reading

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We Are Seven

Wordsworth is my favorite poet, and We Are Seven, one of his best.  It recounts a conversation between a gentleman and a delightfully “innocent” eight-year-old “little girl.” Ten years, ago, when my husband left, my daughter Ella was seven; a … Continue reading

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Love: Standing In the Kitchen To Remind Me

Post-divorce life has been rough lately.  Alimony gone, huge debt, unemployment, post-menopausal hot flashes.  Pleas with my well-monied ex to increase child support are usually met with something akin to “GFY,” or exactly that.   I just paid my attorney a … Continue reading

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Cheaters the Anti-Cheating Ring Won’t Stop

There’s a new wedding ring on the market that allegedly keeps cheaters faithful.  The words “I’m Married” are engraved on the inside of the band, and leave the same mark on your skin if you decide to slip the ring … Continue reading

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Back In Line

It’s 2:30 p.m., and I’m back where I started out at 11 o’clock this morning.  Back where I sat for two and a half hours yesterday before I had to leave so I could check on a job lead.  Back … Continue reading

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Babble’s “Moms Who Are Changing the World”

Wow! I’m very humbled to have just been nominated for Babble’s “Moms Who Are Changing Your World Contest.”  Voting ends soon so if  you’d like to cast your vote, here’s the link:   http://mom.babble.com/mom/mominations/mominees/activism/beverly-willett Mostly, I’m hoping this brings some awareness … Continue reading

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Divorced, indigent parents jailed…

With all the other difficulties that parents face in divorce court when wrongfully sued for divorce (not to the mention all the harm unnecessary divorce causes to spouses and their children), did you also know that parents who literally can’t … Continue reading

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Divorce is STILL the problem

Yes, recent research indicates that cohabitation is up and divorce down in certain segments of the population. Marriage is also down.  And divorce remains a problem if not the major problem facing families today in our country, especially the repercussions … Continue reading

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