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10 Interest Sections – 60+ Columnists. ...REAL WOMEN…REAL LIFE…REAL VOICES... Women’s Voices Magazine is modern, informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining. The 60+ WVM Columnists live in cities and towns all across the United States. They range from 23 to 50+, from single working class mom to seasoned executive, with columns from serious and poignant to down right hilarious and LOL funny.

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~ Read stirring stories of everyday heroes that leave a lasting impression on our lives shared by speaker, writer and producer and host of Your Story Matters...
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~ Everyone loves a story — and this is the place to discover them. Backstories will help nurture your soul, spirit, and intellect. We take a look at the power of...
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~ When you look good, you feel good and you do good! Too often we don’t make looking good, and feeling good about it...
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~ Numerology is a relationship between numbers and the everyday life path of a person. Numerology can give you insight into current and future predictions of love,..
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~ “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems...
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~ Listen to a voice who speaks not only to immigrant women but to all women about impactful issues we face in our lives as individuals and as citizens of this great nation...
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~ Career Strategist and Chief Career Happiness Officer Julie Bauke believes in you, even though you’ve likely never met. Regardless of where you are in your career...
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[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_lynda-colter-bergh-economy.jpg]Lynda Colter-Bergh "Bottom Lines"
~ There are numerous and varied lines that run through our lives. They are patterns, truths and principals. Bottom lines are woven from facts, human consciousness, lessons...
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~ We all live in a digital (electronic-based) world now whether we love it or hate it. Living in this digital world can be wonderful and connective at times...
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~ No matter what it is you do for a living, whether you work for yourself, for someone else, or are working in the home, when you want to do things right...
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~ The impact of connecting with one another can be profound. Author of Making a Pearl from the Grit of Life Sharon Rainey illustrates the numerous ways our...
[img src=http://www.womensvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/flagallery/columnists/thumbs/thumbs_tracie-rampley-impact.jpg]Tracie Rampley "Support Community Be-Cause it Matters"
~ Whether it is about children, education, animal welfare, disaster and humanitarian relief, human rights, heath, or needed social services, community support and...
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WVM Welcomes New Columnist Marcia Zidle in October

WVM Welcomes New Columnist Marcia Zidle in October

  Marcia Zidle – Successful Entrepreneurship with ‘The Business Edge’ – Have you always had a dream to start your own company?  Or, driven by an idea you just know would make a good business, you decided to go for it and start one?  You did it, and now, you’re a little scared, but you’re [Read More!…]

8 Things You Need to Know to Prepare & Survive an ‘Active Shooter’

8 Things You Need to Know to Prepare & Survive an ‘Active Shooter’

  By Tracy Vega, September, 2016 – What do you think of when you hear the words “Active Shooter?”  For most of us, we envision the stories we just saw on the news, but we never think it will happen where we live. We want to be able to turn off the news physically and [Read More!…]

A Tribute… Where were You on 9/11 when You Heard the News?

A Tribute… Where were You on 9/11 when You Heard the News?

  The United States of America being attacked on September 11, 2001, resulting in thousands of innocent Americans dying brought heartbreaking grief to our nation. The events were stunning. The images were shocking. The day was stupefying. The reality was surreal. At the same time, the selflessness, bravery, and strength displayed by Americans, at a [Read More!…]

September, 2016 – Greetings From the Executive Editor

September, 2016 – Greetings From the Executive Editor

Do you feel like you are climbing a mountain right now in your life?  Are you struggling, clinging to the side for dear life, and physically exhausted and emotionally drained? Do you wonder if you can hold on let alone make it to the top, and you’re ready to just give up?  Please don’t.  Don’t [Read More!…]

The Emotion & Magic of Music… the Universal Language

The Emotion & Magic of Music… the Universal Language

  Whether we sing, listen to songs on the radio or digital device, play an instrument, or just hum, music is a universal language. Think about your favorite movie, then imagine it without soundtracks.  Forrest Gump?  Wizard of Oz?  Films would be far less enjoyable without music.  You probably know the theme songs to Star [Read More!…]

Fall is the Best Time to Plant a Tree!

Fall is the Best Time to Plant a Tree!

  I marvel today as I stand in the shade of a honey locust tree I planted in my backyard almost twenty years ago. How did a tree small enough for me to carry it with one hand to its spot in the garden grow so tall and wide? It was once a sapling bending [Read More!…]

Infused Water is a Tasty Choice for a Healthy Life - VIDEO, RECIPE

Infused Water is a Tasty Choice for a Healthy Life – VIDEO, RECIPE

   “Water is the soul of the earth.” – W.H. Auden How can you get your children or loved ones to drink enough fluids?  Make some ‘Wicked Good Water’ that can also be used to make beautiful ice cubes your children will love to eat, and your party guests will want to imitate. Why is [Read More!…]

It’s Important to Teach Children “Why”

It’s Important to Teach Children “Why”

  I was in the kitchen the other day making breakfast when I heard my 6 year old daughter singing the words to “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar. Of course only that one phrase had caught her attention, so all she was singing was “Hit me with your best shot” over [Read More!…]

If it has Tires or Testicles, it’s Gonna Give You Trouble

If it has Tires or Testicles, it’s Gonna Give You Trouble

  If it drives a truck and has testicles, it’s going to come with issues. We women spend more time buying a pair of shoes than choosing a proper husband and father for our children. Let’s talk about that shall we? You’ve met the perfect guy. He’s not just smart, polite, and employed, but he’s [Read More!…]

Sometimes All You Need is a Good Friend to Make Life Better

Sometimes All You Need is a Good Friend to Make Life Better

  “Never underestimate the value of a friend.  True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” – Charles Colton Hey, everyone. I hope this month finds you winding down from a wonderful summer. Now that summer is over, and school is back in session, I am [Read More!…]

The Motherhood Advice I Wish Someone had Given Me

The Motherhood Advice I Wish Someone had Given Me

  Today there’s more information about how to be a perfect mom, and yet, I think motherhood is still one of the most confusing times for many women.  We forget a few things not found in books that guide the new mom through ‘how to care for your child’ or ‘what diapers are best and [Read More!…]

Regrets… I’ve Had a Few. Haven’t We All? - VIDEO

Regrets… I’ve Had a Few. Haven’t We All? – VIDEO

  You know the line, “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention….” As I move on in life, I understand the sentiment.  I’m pretty much where I want to be (with the exception of a yet to be received multi-million dollar publishing contract, but I’m not dead yet).  And, while [Read More!…]

Jane Addams… Leading the Way in Civic Responsibility - VIDEO

Jane Addams… Leading the Way in Civic Responsibility – VIDEO

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Dear Janet… Do Your Friends Sometimes Take Advantage of You?

Dear Janet… Do Your Friends Sometimes Take Advantage of You?

  Dear Janet, I have a problem I hope you can help me deal with better.  I have three best girlfriends, and we go out together for Happy Hour on Fridays or out to lunch or dinner on Saturdays and have a lot of fun together.  We are all single and in our 30s. The [Read More!…]

Don’t get Sucked In & Distracted & Forget Who You Really are

Don’t get Sucked In & Distracted & Forget Who You Really are

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Take these Steps to Quiet Your Mind & Come Away Feeling Empowered

Take these Steps to Quiet Your Mind & Come Away Feeling Empowered

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How would You Characterize Your Disposition?

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What Messages are Playing Inside Your Head?

What Messages are Playing Inside Your Head?

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Love Pretzels at the Mall? Here’s a Copycat Recipe!

Love Pretzels at the Mall? Here’s a Copycat Recipe!

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These are No Ordinary Grapes of Wrath… Tempranillo Rioja Wine

These are No Ordinary Grapes of Wrath… Tempranillo Rioja Wine

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We do Love Our Pets! 5 Books Just for You - VIDEOS

We do Love Our Pets! 5 Books Just for You – VIDEOS

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Do You Celebrate You? 3 Ways to Celebrate Your Beauty

Do You Celebrate You? 3 Ways to Celebrate Your Beauty

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3 Tips for Day-to-Night Outfit Transitions

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DIY Beauty Recipes – Exfoliating Mask, Lip Soother – Hollywood Secrets VIDEO

DIY Beauty Recipes – Exfoliating Mask, Lip Soother – Hollywood Secrets VIDEO

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The ‘Peace of Mind’ of Nature… Botanical Photographic Art

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September Numerology… Letting Go of what Doesn’t Work

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Happy 90th Marilyn Monroe! Who Says the Dead Don’t Speak? -VIDEO

Happy 90th Marilyn Monroe! Who Says the Dead Don’t Speak? -VIDEO

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September Astrology Aspects… Mercury Retrograde, Eclipse, Virgo & You - VIDEO

September Astrology Aspects… Mercury Retrograde, Eclipse, Virgo & You – VIDEO

  Normally Virgo operates best with a plan.   But, the nature of eclipse is unexpected, and the nature of retrograde is reflective.  So, take out your Mary Poppins Umbrella and prepare to ride the waves of interruption adventurously, perhaps even alchemically! For the Detailed Oriented September Planetary Commentary:  August 30th – Sept. 21st  Mercury retrograde. [Read More!…]

The Number 13 can be Good Luck or Bad Luck… How is that?

The Number 13 can be Good Luck or Bad Luck… How is that?

  13 is a really rather good album by Blur, and a not such a good album by ‘Ozzie and the gang’ in 2013. It was Sabbaths 19th album, and Blur’s 6th. Go figure. Interestingly, two thrash metal bands … Megadeath and Anthrax both have tracks called ’13’ – Megadeath’s from their album TH1RT3EN (and [Read More!…]

5 Reasons Why Keeping an Open Mind Matters in Life

5 Reasons Why Keeping an Open Mind Matters in Life

  “An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it.” – Anonymous Open mind allows you to exchange ideas rather than reject them outright. Let’s put it this way: you have a Dollar and I have a Dollar and we both exchange our Dollars with each other, we’ll still [Read More!…]

6 Ways to Survive the Elections

6 Ways to Survive the Elections

  In the Washington, DC world, September bustles with activity as everyone goes back to work and back to school.  The elections seem oh so far away… or do they? Political ads, fundraising emails, tweets, and calls are in full swing.  The Presidential debates dominate the news.  Actually, it’s high time in the political season.  [Read More!…]

Will Trump’s New Persona Win this Election?

Will Trump’s New Persona Win this Election?

  To many in the media, Donald J. Trump did the unthinkable last month.  He apologized.  In this era of political correctness, apologizing is tantamount to weakness. With every word and syllable scrutinized by the 24/7 news cycle, the stakes could not be higher.  After weeks of negative media coverage and falling poll numbers, Trump [Read More!…]

Riding the Rails on Washington D.C. Metro’s Safe Track System

Riding the Rails on Washington D.C. Metro’s Safe Track System

  When I first moved to the Washington, DC area 16 years ago, I took a ride on the Metro one weekend on the Red Line to Metro Center.  I was really impressed with the stations and how they were laid out as well as how comfortable they seemed. The first thing I noticed about [Read More!…]

Road To The White House 2016: In-Security Clearance?

Road To The White House 2016: In-Security Clearance?

  Wow. It is entirely possible that we will elect a President who cannot get a Top Secret security clearance. Now, for those who may not be familiar with security clearances, here is how the State Department defines them: “Eligibility for access to classified information, commonly known as a security clearance, is granted only to [Read More!…]

Could an Honest Politician be President?

Could an Honest Politician be President?

  Above this (future) race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare [Read More!…]

Does Your Leadership Reflect Justice? 4 Steps to a Yes

Does Your Leadership Reflect Justice? 4 Steps to a Yes

  As the Operations Director for a small county government, I worked closely with our Human Resource (HR) Department on matters of hiring, counseling, and dismissing employees. As you can image, the hiring part was very enjoyable. Counseling can be difficult but I was really good at outlining problems in such a way that the [Read More!…]

We Must Help Millennial College Grads with Few Job Opportunities with our Vote - VIDEO

We Must Help Millennial College Grads with Few Job Opportunities with our Vote – VIDEO

  “Only mothers can think of the future, because they give birth to it in their children.” – Maxim Gorky This August my daughter started college as a junior, and it’s time for me to start to worry about her job opportunities.   I’m extremely proud of her and excited that in less than two years [Read More!…]

What to Say (and Not Say) to Family or Friend Who has Lost a Job

What to Say (and Not Say) to Family or Friend Who has Lost a Job

  Have a loved one or a friend who has lost a job? You want to be supportive, but like many of the other tough times in life, you’re probably not sure what to say or do. Even if you have been through job loss yourself, each person’s experience is different. So while you may [Read More!…]

7 Tips to Learn about People & Motivate Them

7 Tips to Learn about People & Motivate Them

  September always makes me think back to my school days.  I was always excited to get back to school and see my friends.  I was not a ‘top of the class’ type of student.  I was a B minus kind of girl, but going to school has always been enjoyable to me. I went [Read More!…]

Is it Possible to Win through Collaboration Instead of Competition? - VIDEO

Is it Possible to Win through Collaboration Instead of Competition? – VIDEO

  Mariana Costa, Realtor and Owner of Dreams Of Cape Cod Real Estate, is a revolutionary in her industry.  She has turned this dog-eat-dog world of full commission sales into a team effort.  Her business model is predicated on her hard work and reputation as a knowledgeable and trustworthy person. Is it possible for business [Read More!…]

What’s a Lawyer in the Age of Technology?

What’s a Lawyer in the Age of Technology?

  WITH THE LEGAL DELIVERY SYSTEM experiencing disruption, it is fair to ask: “What’s a lawyer?” While legal practice-what lawyers do-may not have changed much over the past few decades, the delivery of legal service-how and by what structure they are delivered- certainly has. Disaggregation of legal tasks has disrupted the longstanding hegemony law firms [Read More!…]

Leadership… Do Underdogs Really Win?

Leadership… Do Underdogs Really Win?

  The best stories out there are the stories about the underdogs. It makes for a good movie even a great video game. But in our non-fiction world, a world where dog eats dog, underdogs get eaten. Bob has been with a prestigious Fortune company for over four decades. He was crucial for making this [Read More!…]

Top 10 Leadership Skills for 2020

Top 10 Leadership Skills for 2020

  LEADERS NEED TO continually polish their talents, and sometimes also their resume. We all recognize that organizations are changing, new challenges are surfacing and competition is increasing. What does that mean for those of us in the workplace? In January 2016 the World Economic Forum issued their Future of Jobs report to update their [Read More!…]

Are You ‘Seeing’ the Changes that are Happening Right in Front of Your Eyes?

Are You ‘Seeing’ the Changes that are Happening Right in Front of Your Eyes?

  Stand at the front door of your organization and what do you see as you look outside? What are the opportunities and the obstacles “out there” that have the potential to affect your business or agency or institution’s success? Do You Need A Fortune Teller To Find Out? Not really. What you need to [Read More!…]

Why does Change Management Sound so Boring?

Why does Change Management Sound so Boring?

  Ideas are great.  Implementation is better. Here’s an idea:  I’ll give you 3 job titles, and you choose the one you’d most like to have. Change Agent Innovation Catalyst Change Management Consultant You didn’t choose Change Management Consultant, did you? Somehow, ‘Change Agent’ and anything with the word ‘innovation’ in it sound a lot [Read More!…]

10 ‘Must Have’ Elements to be Truly ‘Dressed for Success’

10 ‘Must Have’ Elements to be Truly ‘Dressed for Success’

  WHEN I WAS shifting base from a Diplomatic Mission to hotels, I was not quite aware of how much premium what you wore had on your professional standing; and how essential it was to wear the right threads and look the part one played in this show business-like, people-centric industry. There was a big [Read More!…]

Is My Company Mature Enough to Innovate?

Is My Company Mature Enough to Innovate?

  HOW DOES YOUR company stack up to the competition when it comes to innovation? Does everyone involved know what to do and how to do it when acting on ideas? In this segment on creative thinking, further attention is placed on the organization and its ability to plan, organize, and execute activities around innovation. [Read More!…]

Successful Entrepreneurs Expect & Handle Challenges

Successful Entrepreneurs Expect & Handle Challenges

  Part of being a successful entrepreneur is the ability to stay calm and effectively handle any challenges that come up. Equally as important is to not allow yourself to get overwhelmed during the challenges that do arise. How do you avoid being overwhelmed to start out? First understand why we become overwhelmed. In my [Read More!…]

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Bucks on LinkedIn - VIDEO

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Bucks on LinkedIn – VIDEO

  When someone arrives at your profile page, photos make the difference. The saying goes, “A picture is worth a 1000 words.”  Well, we’re talking LinkedIn here, where when you have the right pictures you can seal deals for thousands of bucks! These images include your head shot and your background photo.  Most profiles have [Read More!…]

Check Out 53 PR News Ticklers from an Award Winning PR Expert

Check Out 53 PR News Ticklers from an Award Winning PR Expert

  It’s the first day of school, and instead of writing what you did this past summer, what could you write a press release about today?  If you are at a loss for ideas, or you actually think nothing new has happened with you or your business, this tickler list is meant just for you! [Read More!…]

Cyber Security Basics… Browsing Anonymously – The Tor Project

Cyber Security Basics… Browsing Anonymously – The Tor Project

  Proxy servers, the topic of my first column, are a simple and easy way to enjoy the Internet and leave as few footprints as possible. They are not fool proof, and they require some occasional maintenance. But, proxies are also not the only nor the best of the alternatives available for browsing safely and [Read More!…]

50 Ways to Live the Best Next 50

50 Ways to Live the Best Next 50

  I am turning fab fifty soon!  It is so strange to realize that fifty years of my life have passed by.  I honestly do not feel 50, but then again, I have never been 50 before! The few body and mind changes that have occurred, starting since my thirties, have been surprising in some [Read More!…]

What would You Try if You Knew You would Succeed?

What would You Try if You Knew You would Succeed?

  “Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead What would you try if you knew you would succeed? If you were my coaching client, I would ask you to take a few minutes [Read More!…]

Beauty comes in Many Forms… Do You See it Around You?

Beauty comes in Many Forms… Do You See it Around You?

  Today is Monday, July 25, 2016, 2:40 P.M.  I am in Arizona, and that is 2:40 P.M. their time.  My body is still on good old Virginia’s daylight savings time, a three hour time difference. I am here because the National Speaker’s Association (NSA) is holding their big annual conference.  They have several conferences [Read More!…]

Be Your Best Self!  Eliminate Shame & Guilt from Your Self-Talk

Be Your Best Self! Eliminate Shame & Guilt from Your Self-Talk

  Have you ever felt guilt or shame?  Have you felt as if you were inadequate?  If you have, there is hope. Actually, I believe many people have and are afraid to admit it.  In our society and many other societies as well, life is about saving face and competition, and in the USA, individualism. [Read More!…]

Time for a Constitutional Amendment for Evidence Based Research Solutions?

Time for a Constitutional Amendment for Evidence Based Research Solutions?

  I’ve been contemplating an idea and want to know what you think. When researchers conduct experiments they are required to have permission from the participants. But our government (social policies and education systems) do not follow evidence-based practices. I never hear politicians from any party suggesting ideas based on scientific research–it’s always (both sides [Read More!…]

Status Quo Is the Killer of All that will be Invented

Status Quo Is the Killer of All that will be Invented

  Since the beginning of commerce and trade, competition is the one constant hurdle all business owners expect. How individual business combat or deal with those they compete with, for the most part, has remained the same. That similarity has been built on a process of defining your differentiator. Everyone wants to be different. Businesses [Read More!…]

10 Simple Keys to Making a Great Presentation

10 Simple Keys to Making a Great Presentation

  Editor’s Note: See Part 1 HERE Section III Finally, here are 10 simple structures you can consider in the creation of your talk that will provide continuity, interest, and better retention of the information you are offering. 1.                   Numerical 2.                   Compare/contrast 3.                   Argument/fallacy 4.                   Case study 5.                   Features/benefits 6.                   Issues/actions 7.                   How it happened [Read More!…]

It’s that Time of Year Again… What’s New with TRICARE & Military Voting?

It’s that Time of Year Again… What’s New with TRICARE & Military Voting?

  Fall is finally here, well, almost, as I am writing this in Texas in August.  Any of you who have been stationed in Texas in August know what I am referring too!   But soon, it will be fall with cooler weather and kids back in school. Hopefully, for those of you who had a [Read More!…]

What You & Your Daughter Need to Know about Campus Safety

What You & Your Daughter Need to Know about Campus Safety

  Do you remember taking your daughter for the first day of kindergartner? I do, and I even remember what she was wearing. The next thing you know, you are taking her for senior pictures and wondering what she was going to wear to the prom. Now, you’re packing boxes and worrying as your daughter [Read More!…]

Let’s Talk ‘Back To School Safety’… 8 Tips You Need To Know!

Let’s Talk ‘Back To School Safety’… 8 Tips You Need To Know!

  It seems like we were just planning summer vacation and now the supplies are back on the store shelf. It’s back to school time! Getting the kids to and from school always made me a little nervous. As parents, we are extra cautious at the beginning of the year, but like with most tasks, [Read More!…]

The Auxiliary Solution to Crime & Terrorism

The Auxiliary Solution to Crime & Terrorism

  In many police precincts here in New York City along with other parts of the country an underutilized mechanism to assist in the fight against crime and terrorism is currently in existence but as I just alluded to this mechanism is all too many cases underutilized, mismanaged or torn apart by baseless jealousy and [Read More!…]

The Serving Leader… 5 Powerful Acts to Transform Your Team, Business & Community

The Serving Leader… 5 Powerful Acts to Transform Your Team, Business & Community

  HAVE YOU EVER read a book that so overwhelmingly captured your heart you didn’t want it to end? I’ve heard that sort of wailing from my friends who read 800 page novels and feel cheated when the story ends, but would they have the same lament when reaching the final page of a non-fiction, [Read More!…]