Category Archives: New Orleans

Barking up a New Tree

Arf!Arf! Hey there! Masterpiece Renoir here. Reni for short. When you call me that, I’ll know we’re friends. Today’s my birthday. I’m eleven years old. I’m here to announce that mom—Linda Joyce—is taking the next step. There’ll be a new … Continue reading

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Anniversary- Where were You on August 29th, 2005?

The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~ Henry Ward Beecher I count my blessing. … Continue reading

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Wednesday Offerings of Things Just Around the Corner

The clock ‘tic tocs’ in my ear. My fingers tap the keyboard while I work to produce words on a page. I’m working on Book Three of the Fleur de Lis series, Back to the Bayou—Camilla and Jared’s story, while … Continue reading

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Randomness…or not? Farewell to Miss Gladys

Linda Joyce Contemplates is the title of my blog. The name is intended to capture my musings of different aspects of life. I am more than a wife. I am more than a daughter. I am more than a writer. … Continue reading

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Anytime is Party Time

Anytime is Party Time, especially in Louisiana. My short story, Behind the Mask, features Mardi Gras and pirates and a love. The story is in the July edition of Hidden Desires Romance, a sixty-page magazine with short stories, poetry, and … Continue reading

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A Summer Solstice Supper and Book Buffet

Welcome! My friends and I picked the Summer Solstice to offer you a sumptuous supper and a buffet of books to satisfy your hunger. A good meal and a great book—summer doesn’t get any better than that. Each author is sharing … Continue reading

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Fleur de Lis & What’s Write for Me

I apologize. I’ve been remiss. Not everyone knows what a Fleur de Lis is, and nor should they. On Sunday, I visited an outlet jewelry store. I went straight for the charm section. I wanted to check prices for Fleur … Continue reading

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