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About sharonervin

I write novels for and about women. I work half-days in my husband and son's law office. A former newspaper reporter, I have a B.A. in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. I have four grown children.

THE COMPLIMENT

A Most Exquisite Compliment   Married for decades, Larry and Carol worked together to build a successful business. They raised two daughters who have produced a covey of grandsons. Larry and Carol also built a lovely home, complete with all … Continue reading

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BONDING

On one overly warm Sunday afternoon, I phoned and invited Molly and Quincy, two teen-aged granddaughters––cousins to each other––to go “alley walking” with me. These girls are intense, and keep to tight schedules even in the summer. Puzzled by my … Continue reading

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PICTURE THIS

PICTURE THIS Four-year-old Kenny was restless. We had been for a walk, had played “I see something and other games,” but he was tired. We sat down on the grass, still waiting for his ride. “How about if I tell you … Continue reading

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JIMMY MYSTERIOUS

JIMMY MYSTERIOUS I read and write mystery novels. Human beings, including my own children, provide the most puzzling material. Our younger son died last year. As the anniversary of his passing approaches, my thoughts of him have lifted to reminisces. … Continue reading

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A VOLUNTEER ARMY BUILT ON CREDIT IS NO WAY TO RUN A WAR

The U.S. should never declare war again unless all of us are willing to get involved. I’ve been alarmed by predominately Republican candidates who suggest sending American troops back to Iraq “to bolster that country’s army,” to Afghanistan to reclaim … Continue reading

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THE ELDERLY

THE ELDERLY When a small house on the outskirts of town exploded, the news account said, “The elderly woman who lived there was on the porch at the time and was not injured.” Later in the story, the reporter said, … Continue reading

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SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION His brother said my husband Bill walked around unconscious most of the time. I thank God for that little quirk. Bill misses a lot of the dumb stuff I do. Nosy, I have always been unusually observant. … Continue reading

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THE AUTHORITY OF FAITH

At a dinner party one evening, a man leaned across the table and said, “Sharon, I want your opinion on something.” My husband Bill said, “Name your subject. She’s got one.” I’ve planned to submit a Blog each Monday. When … Continue reading

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GRAND ADVICE

GRAND ADVICE Our younger son Jim died in March making this our first Christmas without him. I’ve been dragging about preparations. Older son Joe and one of his daughters selected, bought and delivered a natural tree on Sunday, providing a … Continue reading

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MANY QUESTIONS

MANY QUESTIONS Tashfeen Malik came to the U.S. in July, 2014, at 26 years old, married, got pregnant, produced a baby girl, became a terrorist and an assassin and was shot to death by police. This is a capsulized version … Continue reading

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