#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for January, 2009

A Boomer Remembers…

On this truly historic day, I cannot help remembering my sixties youth–I remember Selma, I remember a little girl, walking bravely into a classroom, surrounded by guards, such a tiny little thing, all spruced up for the first day of school, crossing not only a literal threshold, but one of mythological proportions. We all crossed that threshold, willingly or unwillingly. I remember Rosa Parks, and how her feet hurt after a long day of hard work, so she wouldn’t move to the back of the bus. I remember seeing men in sheets on national television, wondering, with a child’s innocent

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Sadie’s Big Adventure

The odyssey continues! Sadie lost 1.8 pounds last week. She is much more limber, like her old self, and very active. Today, she starts her second week of aquatics, and she even ate her special dog food without hesitation this morning. (Beagles can be very stubborn; at one point during the week, I had to wait her out for almost 2 days. She was angling for a Beggin’ Strip or some of my supper. I stood fast, assuring myself that when she was hungry enough, she would eat.) Tough love is the ticket, and it’s paying off. Besides, if I

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The Pony Express carried almost 35,000 pieces of mail over more than 650,000 miles during those nineteen months and lost only one mail sack.