Author Archives: Deborah Parrish Author

About Deborah Parrish Author

I create to feed my passion. I'm a dreamer, a muse, a mother, a lover, a friend. I'll likely make myself available for an adventure, especially if travel is involved. My passions are many, but my heart is steeped in music. I'm not a musician myself but I consider music a form of worship. I also adore food but I'm not a chef. You'll usually find me in the background cheering and begging for more...the encore. Encores mean just a couple more tunes, or a second helping. Or maybe just dessert.


Today I met 7-year-old Naomi, the daughter of My Music Man’s old high school buddy.  She was delightful and quickly brought out my inner little girl.  As we chatted about the snow on the ground here in Iowa, I told her that I … Continue reading

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Flat Chest and Big Feet

‎”Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.”   ~Richard Bach It was a small thing, really.  I’m not sure she … Continue reading

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Live Pies Served Up Fresh

There are Pie People and there are Cake People. My Music Man and I are confirmed Pie People. I simply love pie. I’d rather have pie than cake. It’s not just a matter of taste, it’s a matter of substance. … Continue reading

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I’ll Buy a Fantasy for $10, Please: Lady Luck Beckons

Last Saturday night we celebrated the 50th birthday of a new friend.  We’re connected to each other because he lived next door to one of my close girlfriends.  She eventually moved away, but still keeps in touch.  Good neighbors are … Continue reading

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Burning Love

Wow, salsa, peppers and chicken all baked up together? This I had to try…as always, we mixed it up a bit and made it our own, but here it is, beware: it’s spicy.  I’m always looking for tasty ways to … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Size of Your “Hand Job” … It’s the Power of Your Network That Matters

Never Underestimate the Power of your Network. A huge thanks goes out to Mike Varley, Black Mountain Cycles. He’s won a customer for life – My Music Man and I are forever fans. You can’t buy that kind of loyalty, you can only earn it. Pay attention, fellow business people. This is one for the books. Continue reading

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The Road Home

What do I do with the knowledge that this simple act of terrorism, one that happened on a busy street on a Sunday in San Francisco, is directly connected to organized crime? Continue reading

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Breaking Bad – 5 Ways Out of a Corner

The world keeps turning, even though we think it’s stopped, and we’re always learning, even when we don’t want to. Continue reading

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5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Identity Theft

The most stunning fact is this: I have an address, a phone number, and photos of this person or persons. I cannot get access to the police detective assigned to my case. I could deliver this perpetrator with a massive amount of evidence. But, that’s reserved for the perfect world in which we do not live… Continue reading

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Silver Linings

By my calculations, I spend at least 60 hours and $1200 each year keeping up this charade. Let’s face it, I’m a junkie. Continue reading

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