By Michele Mahoney
This title may imply that I am becoming a pilot in my sixties. Not true. What I am becoming in my sixties is a Yoga arm balance junkie. In fact, my goal is to learn a minimum of one new arm balance a year until I drop dead or become incapacitated in some other manner. I would like to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for the oldest woman alive with the ability to balance on her arms.
Good Ghostwriters Are Possessed
By Andrew Neiderman
There is a growing phenomenon in the publishing industry: continuing the works of dead authors, but for me it’s not very new. I’ve been writing V.C. Andrews for over 30 years now and continue with books scheduled for publication into and beyond 2019. Recently, the producer I work with in Hollywood, Dan Angel of Everywhere Studios and I, after years and years of pounding the beat, saw five earlier V.C. Andrews novels produced and aired on Lifetime with a sixth now in the works. Please remember. This is a book franchise in its 37th year, consistently published with two or three titles every year since the publication of Flowers in the Attic.
It’s been awhile since words were put to this blog. Is it because it’s the busy season here in Palm Springs for charity events, parties, social get togethers? Or is it because things become overwhelming even during wonderful moments, cherished memories, and beautiful sunsets?
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF BLOG POST
Teresa and I decided that along with our social events and get together with friends, we would add some personal stories to our blog. It’s easy to assume from our writing about galas, birthday parties, fundraisers, and other social gatherings there is a superficial air about us all. There isn’t. We don’t take what we are blessed with lightly. We don’t take our family and friends for granted. When we are out we actually discuss sensitive topics that are heartfelt and painful.
IT’S A COOL COOL SUMMER ( FOR TERESA)
It’s been a while since we posted and that’s because Princess Teresa is cruising crisp blue waters touched by slight breezes while sipping drinks from I Dream of Jeannie vessels… while I lurk in my air conditioned house hiding like a troll from the scolding 107 degree and above desert heat.
BIRTHDAYS ARE A GIFT
As a child, most are excited to celebrate their birthdays with parties, special vacations, or trips to amusement parks. As we get older some lose that zest for celebrating life, turning down the excitement when the birth date arrives. Some don’t like the number of their age, some just look at it as another day.
It used to be that in the summer Palm Springs would become quiet with little to do except avoid the intense heat. That has all changed. Okay, we still have the heat, but with many events happening now and fantastic restaurants staying open, Palm Springs is a vibrant and active place to indulge in during the summer.