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Washington Needs the Wyzenbeek Double-Rub

You learn something every day! Very educational session with my interior design team today. In discussing the suitability of various fabrics for a new great room couch, they told me about the "Wyzenbeek Double-Rub" test. If you are into home decor, you probably have...

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Solution for a Blah Day: Friends!

Here's a good lesson on not jumping to conclusions and getting into a sour mood too quickly. The antidote? A little help from your friends: I was pouting about a quote that came in for a home improvement project that was more than twice as much as expected. I was...

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A Fan of Callie’s Grandpa

(Back in the writing saddle again! Hoping to post daily and hope to see you here!) When our daughter used to play on an excellent teenage softball team, our favorite fellow fan was the grandfather of the beautiful, long-legged young woman who played first base. Each...

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Memorial Day: Finding His Father

A brief encounter at the local workout place the other day still gives me tingles and reminds me of the enduring significance of World War II and its impact on our country and our families, all these years later. A friend revealed that her husband had been a baby when...

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A Very Special Quilt for Our Retirement Home

We have a huge generation gap going in this household. My Beloved and I intend to buy a retirement home in the great Southwest. Our daughter, who will be a senior next year and is basically a hipster, has had to listen about what we want in that winter home,...

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Mammo M.O.

Getting screened for breast cancer is a great way for a mother to love her children -- to make sure with early detection, she'll be there for them for the duration. It used to be, though, when you'd go in for a mammogram, you had a long wait while they set up the...

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All About Susan

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards. Check out her Educational News site GO BIG ED!

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

Susan Darst Williams is a writer, speaker, creativity coach, and fun-loving mother of four. One of “those” kids who was a class clown, she grew up in the principal’s office, married her high school sweetheart, smartened up at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has been a word nerd ever since.

A former reporter for The Omaha World-Herald and the Midlands Business Journal, Susan also has been editor of RFD-TV The Magazine. She has written for a host of free-lancing clients, producing everything from books to articles to song parodies to greeting cards. Check out her Educational News site: GO BIG ED!

Her No. 1 passion is using humor and inspiration to represent Jesus Christ to a world that often needs a smile and some hope. Another key interest is helping disadvantaged children do better in school by providing complementary education in the good old 3 R’s.  Susan also gives humorous, inspirational speeches for secular and Christian audiences, Making Hearts Clap

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