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Denise Emanuel Clemen

Oh Nelson!
Wait--I mean Happy New Year, Barbara!

Laura B.

I was talking with my sister about how winter makes us want to eat. I loved your essay Barbara!

Rossana D'Antonio

Family, food and fun! Sounds like a great holiday to me! But we can only party so long and then its back to reality! Happy new year, Barbara!

Loren Stephens

Hi Barbara. Happy Birthday to R and Happy New Year. Got good news today. My personal essay, "Finding Hannah in Budapest" was just accepted for publication by Eclectica Magazine. I share this for all readers because it was my third version (one as an essay, one as a short story, and then back to an essay) over a three year period. And voila, lightening struck and it's a go. So the third time was the charm, I guess Nice way to start the New Year. We had no parties just dealing with minor operations and lying low. Hugs, Loren

Lisa DeLong

Hi Barbara! Just when I thought the eating frenzy was over, it snowed! I made a big pot of chili, smothered it in cheese, fresh tomatoes and Fritos and gobbled it up as though I hadn't eaten all winter. I love cold weather.
P.S. My book, BLOOD BROTHERS is going through layout now. The cover looks amazing. Such a wonderful experience! Enjoy your time of writing again. Lisa D

Lisa Manterfield

Turns out you can do both! I have New Year's writing resolutions that I'm working on and I'm finding that food helps fuel the old grey matter. Maybe this is why so many authors use 15-year old bio photos on their book jackets! :-)

Barbara Force

Happy New Year to you, your family and Nelson! I agree too, I would rather be eating, but then I don't want to deal with the consequences! So, a bit of both. I agree with Laura-winter does make you want to EAT and huddle in.

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