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State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny (2021)


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I'm Wendy Townley: a writer, storyteller, and bestie to two Westies.


Let’s See How This Feels

Call it the ceremonial paging of a new calendar, flipping the year from 2022 to 2023. In my younger days, the ushering in of a new year would almost certainly be accompanied by a late-night party with friends, a meandering brook of festive cocktails, streamers and noisemakers, highly impractical shoes (for a Nebraska winter, mind […]

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The Birthplace of Creativity

Much like wedge boots, leggings, mascara, and protein bars, I was clearly late to the party on this Brené Brown video. It has been viewed more than nine million times since it was posted in 2011.   And while I only watched it for the first time last week (and multiple, multiple times since), its […]

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Letters to Barley: My Next Book

Let’s Give Good Hugs