Let’s Talk with Diane A.S. Stuckart

The Cruelest Month? By Diane A.S. Stuckart As we draw the curtain on April, let’s acknowledge that there’s something quite special about the fourth month of the year. Forget the official holidays—April Fool’s Day, Tax Day, the Passover and Easter holidays—not to mention made-up holidays like National Grilled Cheese Day and National Tartan Day (though, […]

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Let’s Talk with Diane A.S. Stuckart

SNAKES ON A PYRAMID By Diane A.S. Stuckart Not enough hours in the day. That’s a complaint I often make, and maybe you do, too. Whether it’s because we over-commit, find ourselves distracted, or simply get a late start, too often we go to bed knowing we didn’t accomplish half of that day’s to-do list. […]

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Let’s Talk with Diane A.S. Stuckart

I’ve Got Your Number By Diane A.S. Stuckart I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty chuffed about the year 2020. Not that anything terribly special has happened to me since January 1. It’s more the whole symmetry thing with the numbers 2-0-2-0. You know the anticipation when you’re waiting for your car’s odometer to […]

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Holiday Let’s Talk

Happy Holidays! Today, we’re sharing how holiday traditions changed over the years. New birth and Hanukkah for Nancy. December holidays for our family in the earlier days meant gathering around the menorah each evening in the dining room, lighting the candles, and then watching our kids open one of eight or more gifts for Hanukkah. […]

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Let’s Talk with Diane A.S. Stuckart

Christmas: It’s a Wrap! by Diane A.S. Stuckart When I was growing up, a big part of Christmas had to do with wrapping presents. While holiday music played, we started with the basics: bright colored paper with Christmas motifs, fancy bows made with satin, velvet, and glitter, and gift tags that said “To” and “From”. […]

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Let’s Talk with Diane A.S. Stuckart

Spoiled Rotten By Diane A.S. Stuckart Who doesn’t hate spoilers? Not me…sometimes. It depends on whether or not I have a vested interest in the movie/book/TV show being spoiled. As I’m writing this, we’re just a few days past the series finale of Game of Thrones. Confession time…though I’d read articles about the show on […]

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Let’s Talk with Diane A.S. Stuckart

THE BEAT GOES ON…SOMEWHERE By Diane A.S. Stuckart Many authors refer to their books as their babies, acting appalled when an interviewer asks which story is their favorite. (You wouldn’t ask me which of my children I like best, would you?) And there is some rationale to that comparison. Books are, in a sense, born […]

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