Happy New Year

NEW YEAR'S BLESSING

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. I don’t know about you, but the past twelve months were so eventful for me, they seemed to go by too quickly. Last December, many people requested a copy of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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I sincerely hope you all made Santa’s “nice” list this year. But if not, don’t worry, you can keep company with me. And besides, there’s always next year! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with peace and … Continue reading

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It Is What It Is

My sweet mother has passed away. She, the one with so much enthusiasm for life. She, the busiest bee of them all. The one we all thought would live to be a hundred. She was 79. She was never sick … Continue reading

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I Vow to Love You… And to Wear Flats to Outdoor Weddings

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On June 28, my step-son David (whom I’ve loved and co-parented since he was 12) was married in Orange County in the city of Aliso Viejo, California. It was an elaborate three-day event which began with rehearsals and a dinner Friday evening, a … Continue reading

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Turning a Page

Author Janet Rebhan signs copies of her novel, Finding Tranquility Base

On April 8, I was honored to speak as the guest author at the Chatsworth Women’s Club “Meet the Author Luncheon” in Chatsworth, California — an annual event hosted by the club’s literary committee. Proceeds from the event were donated … Continue reading

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Wine & Words & Writer’s Whimsy

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Last week, I was invited to discuss my novel, Finding Tranquility Base, with the members of the Wine & Words Book Club at Mitchell’s Bookshop in Agoura Hills, California. The group, led by Christine Harris of Espresso in Italy, meets … Continue reading

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Finding Your True North Voice

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I’ve heard it can take years for a writer to find their true voice. That unmistakable tone that speaks louder than mere words, shines brighter than the North Star on a cloudless summer night, and stands head and shoulders above all … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

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In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, … Continue reading

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When at a Loss for Words, Just Say “Wella, Wella, Wella”

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My family likes to play games at holiday get-togethers. Card games, word games, board games, practical jokes. It’s all good. One year at Christmas we purchased the party board game called Cranium. Mom and I were in a showdown with my aunt and … Continue reading

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Of Naked Men & Serendipitous Detours

I was recently invited to discuss my novel with a book club in San Diego. And since I can drive there in only a couple of hours, I thought it would be fun to go in person instead of meeting … Continue reading

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November Announcements

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On Monday, November 11th, I am looking forward to meeting with a lovely ladies group who call themselves the “Nine Women of Faith” (though two were missing for this photo). They started out as a bible study group that eventually … Continue reading

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Pumpkin is the New Orange

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It’s that time of year again and I am seeing pumpkin tones everywhere from the color of the leaves on the trees to the candy corns and the jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween. This week, I thought I’d share some pretty pictures to help set the mood for the season. … Continue reading

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The Color of a Memory

Photo of colorful collage by Janet Rebhan

Referring to my novel, Finding Tranquility Base, a reader recently asked me how I could remember so many details about West Texas when I haven’t lived there for many years. I’m not sure I have the answer for this other … Continue reading

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Shoot for the Moon

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Last Saturday morning I woke up at 4:00 a.m. and dragged myself downstairs for a drink of cold water. I had a busy day ahead, so I wasn’t getting up to stay up. I just needed to quench my thirst … Continue reading

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The Value of Things

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When I was fourteen, my entire freshman English lit class watched the movie Romeo & Juliet together. Some of the kids in my class teased me about looking a little like Juliet and for the next week they added an extra … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Adirondack Chairs

Photo of Adirondack Chairs by Janet Rebhan

I’ve always had a thing for Adirondack chairs. For me, they represent a way of life that is tranquil, comfortable, elegant and somewhat mysterious. Let me explain. As a kid growing up in west Texas, I remember sturdy metal lawn chairs. The kind … Continue reading

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Toward a Consciousness of Peace

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I am thinking about all of the innocent victims who lost their lives on this day twelve years ago, and my heart goes out to their families. I still get chills when I think about the heroism of those on … Continue reading

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A Coco, a Sailor, and a Couple of Vines

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Today, I thought I’d introduce you to a couple of new additions to my family. Both of my daughters just got new puppies. Jennifer adopted baby Coco of the Mi Ki breed. Yes, that’s Coco after the designer, not the … Continue reading

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Come on in… I’m OPEN!

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Hello and welcome to my new blog! I am now officially “OPEN” for business and open for sharing. My website is still undergoing a few changes, so if you notice it looks different every time you visit, that’s why. I … Continue reading

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