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Signs, Signs, Everywhere’s a Sign By Maggie Toussaint Anyone remember the 70’s tune about there being too many signs? That song popped into my head recently and now it’s become an earworm, you know, one of those ditties that won’t let you go. Astute armchair detective that I am I wondered if the universe was […]

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Ripped from the headlines By Maggie Toussaint Oftentimes the TV news or newspaper stories of the violence in the world is frightening. Many of us are thankful that the really bad stuff happens elsewhere. But what if it doesn’t? The world is very connected today through ease of travel and communication. Geographical isolation is not […]

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Making Your Own Luck by Maggie Toussaint With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, shamrocks, leprechauns, and good luck come to mind. Along with the holiday there’s a magical sense implied with being Irish. We’ve all heard the phrase “the luck of the Irish” before, but what does it mean? The phrase itself has […]

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Implementation is not a dirty word By Maggie Toussaint Each year many people take stock of where we are and where we’re going in January. Sometimes we like the answers we find, other times we draw a line in the sand and stand firm about reaching for our dreams. The ambitious among us create a […]

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Holiday Scents Group Post

HOLIDAY SCENTS Dear Friends, We’re sharing our special holiday scented memories with you. Enjoy! POTATO LATKES. Since we celebrate Hanukkah, my favorite holiday scent is the smell of potato latkes frying in oil. When I grew up, we lit the menorah candles each night for eight nights and got a small gift as well. Potato […]

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Skating through the Holidays By Maggie Toussaint As a child I was fascinated by roller skates. I thought how cool it would be to roll everywhere so fast. Granted, we didn’t have any concrete or sidewalks to speak of in our entire community, but still, a kid could dream. Though I’ve outgrown my desire to […]

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Pets in Mysteries by Maggie Toussaint Even if you’re not a current dog or cat owner, it’s hard not to melt at photos or real-life meetups with fluffy kittens and roly-poly puppies. They have such zest and need to play and then an equally urgent need to sleep. One of my granddogs, as a pup, […]

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Things That Confound Me by Maggie Toussaint While my Dreamwalker Mystery sleuth Baxley Powell isn’t easily confounded, I certainly am. For instance, I don’t know how the same sweet young woman got tricked into recording pitches for so many credit card companies and vacation getaway places. She’s been Emily, Elizabeth, and a few other names. […]

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Summertime and the Reading Is Easy by Maggie Toussaint When I was growing up, my favorite place to read was in the hammock on the porch. I loved the way the hammock wrapped around me, cocooning me into the story world. I explored so many wonderful authors and learned the virtue of being an armchair […]

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What’s Cooking with Maggie by Maggie Toussaint I’m cooking up books this summer! Vacation Appetizer. Summer used to signal a time to slow down and smell the ocean breeze. These days, writers are making tracks everywhere during the summer to connect with readers. Through Southeast Mystery Writers of America, I’ll be at reader functions in […]

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