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Marisa Makes Memories

Is it stuffing or dressing? Are they yams or sweet potatoes? Do you patronize Target or TJ Max? When was the first Thanksgiving? Who was the first to play football on Turkey Day, Detroit or Dallas?  Any of these questions … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

The most photographed castle in the world! Travel took me to Scotland last week to realize a lifelong dream. One that delivered me to a small tidal island at the point where three loch’s meet in the Western Highlands. As … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

The Voice. Not the TV Show that makes stars out of everyday people, but the authorial voice. The one that makes Nora Roberts a literary star and sets her apart from Silvia Day, another New York Times best-selling author. Given … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

The adage, ‘a change of scenery might do you good,’ is a popular suggestion or legitimate excuse to leave your average world view for a magnificent new one. Physical. Psychological. Either way, when you mix it up, you give yourself a chance … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

An estimated 5 million Americans gather every week in places like coffee shops, bookstores and online venues to discuss the latest provocative or popular books. The people in these clubs vary widely in age, education, employment, wealth and location. They … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

Meet My Muse! When you were a kid, “make believe” was easy. Even encouraged by your parents. An old bed sheet strung between chairs, surrounded by sofa cushions, was a castle, a sturdy fortress to protect you from the dreaded … Continue reading

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Marisa Makes Memories

A change of scenery can do a writer good. Better than a vacation, a pilgrimage and an immersion into a new culture can spark creativity and sharpen the senses. This was the case for me this month when I traveled … Continue reading

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