#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2005

My middle name

I was born Linda Lee Lael.
I imagine the angels chuckled at that, and would have suggested another name entirely.
Try: Linda RESISTANCE Lael.
I’ve been a scrapper, all my life. (During my Athena period, that was all right. We need to be warrior goddesses for a while, so we can define who we are, what we will embrace and accept, and what we want no part of, but too many of us get stuck in this phase.) Although I’m a fairly cheerful person, most of the time, I have a tendency to put up my dukes and dig in

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The Holy Cafe

Imagine that Life is one big cafe.
You come in, sit down, and look at the menu.
What are you hungry for?
There are so many distractions. The jukebox is playing, and you didn’t choose the tune. You get up, fumbling with the change in your pocket, and examine the choices. There are SO many, it’s overwhelming and, besides, other people have put in their quarters already, and chosen a lifetime of songs. What’s the use? You sit down again, discouraged, figuring you’ll handle the problem later. In the meantime, you’ll just have to listen to other people’s music.

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Around 1541, the present state of Texas was called Tejas, a Spanish version of the Caddo word meaning “allies.”