A Couple of Writers Blog

Three Days to Live

Three Days to Live

You are instruments to do your duty. There are necessary orders that are no fault of yours and there is a bridge and that bridge can be the point on which the future of the human race can turn. If you only had three days to live, how would you live them? For any...

The Soundtrack to Our Novel – Part II

The Soundtrack to Our Novel – Part II

As we approach the publication date of A Nation of Tyrants, the second book in The Shadows of Freedom series, we thought you, our readers, might enjoy hearing some of the music that inspired our writing. Get ready to enter the atmosphere of the novel!...

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

Are you a people pleaser? Let’s say someone asks you out for coffee, but you don’t really feel like going.  Do you go anyway, just because you don’t want to say no and upset the person? Or maybe a friend has done something that hurt your feelings. When he or she...

Is Your Marriage a Business Model or a Friendship?

Is Your Marriage a Business Model or a Friendship?

Have you ever seen on Facebook or LinkedIn someone with the job title: “CEO of My Household?” If you have a family — particularly a family with small children — you can relate. Running a household sometimes feels like running a corporation. Supervision, management,...

The Three Kinds of Friends

The Three Kinds of Friends

It was a crisp Friday night in late September, about fifteen years ago. I had accepted the invitation to an informal gathering of friends in the common area of one of the college dorms.  A popular game among us was Apples to Apples, not so much for the pursuit of...

A Case of the Whodunnit

A Case of the Whodunnit

It was a Sunday morning.  We had just arrived home and there I stood, contentedly flipping some pancakes on the griddle, while everyone else played together in the living room.   I love Sunday mornings, I thought to myself.  From outside the...

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