Author Archives: kymlucas

About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.

Taking Stock — Ends and New Beginnings

About six months ago, I realized I was done with writing romance, a conclusion that may or may not prove final. The joy was gone, and all I could see was how little I seemed to have accomplished in the more than … Continue reading

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Time to Spare, Go by Air

Travelling in a small plane is sometimes an adventure, mainly because weather plays such a large role in both timing of a trip and whether you can fly at all. Last weekend, we planned to fly to Montgomery, New York and back on Saturday. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Pack for Oshkosh

So, I thought I’d share my top ten list of things to pack. Top Ten Things to Pack for Oshkosh #1 Comfortable shoes. I cannot emphasize this enough. Define “comfortable shoes” as ones that don’t give you blisters even when you walk … Continue reading

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Berlin: The War and the Wall

Berlin. Germany. Both place names conjure up visions of World War II and/or the Berlin Wall. Yet, during our visit, I kept forgetting the city had been the scene of so many tragedies, despite Germany making every effort to help visitors remember. This is … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, and Bikes in Berlin and Amsterdam

As I mentioned in my previous post, we walked a lot in Berlin and Amsterdam, probably about eight or ten miles a day. I estimate this based on my fitness tracker, which gives me a little explosion of lights when … Continue reading

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Berlin: Dining and Drinking

A few weeks ago, The Engineer and I went to Berlin to see Darling Daughter who is spending a semester there. It was wonderful. Not only were we able to spend time with our beautiful girl, we also got to explore … Continue reading

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Can we take a moment from our busy lives

Can we take a moment from our busy lives and think of those whose lives have been shattered by this earthquake?

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The Bright Side

Reading, Writing, Ranting, and Raving. Recently I’ve done very little of the second but a great deal of the first, third, and fourth. There are several reasons for this. The Engineer and I were selling a house, we spent two … Continue reading

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3 Rag Quilts in One Week–Why?

Originally posted on quiltsandchemo:
First, I scored some pretty flannel on sale AND with a coupon.  And Second, no matter what the question may be, quilts can be the answer. I belong to a support group for women with gynecologic…

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Piecing a Friendship Together

Last week, my friend Pat gave me this quilt, which she designed and sewed especially for me. It’s so beautiful even Rosa wanted a closer look. The centerpiece reads: “Simply imagine your life as a journey, an adventure to live, to create and … Continue reading

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