#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for September, 2009

Inner Mean Girl

I spotted her this morning when I was journaling. My inner mean girl, I mean. Although she has the occasional critical comment to make about other people, the truth is, she mainly picks on me. And I have gotten so used to her voice that I usually don’t even question what I’m hearing.

M.G. has plenty to say about the weight I gained after I quit smoking (“How could you have let this happen–again?? Don’t you ever learn?”) There’s no credit for the accomplishment of breaking the nicotine habit, though. M.G. says: “That’s what you get for starting smoking

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The Light of Fall

Autumn has its own special quality of light, doesn’t it? I’m searching for words to describe it, but so far, they elude me. Northern Italy has its own unique brand of light, too, which is why it is so popular with artists, and the same is true of Paris.

Yet another reason why fall is my favorite season.

Early October always brings the Lael Reunion–and I’ll be there for sure, despite another big deadline. This is the only time I see many of my relatives, and our numbers have been dwindling over the past few years. My Aunt Lil, Uncles

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The typical Pony Express rider was nineteen years old and made $100-$150 per month plus room and board.