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Karen's Korner

I think when people laugh, their minds open up for a second and you can plant a new idea in there.

George Carlin (via starter-life)

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but wanting to control it.

Kahlil Gibran (via stardust-seedling)

I’m like a collection of paradoxes


I’m almost never serious,
and I’m always too serious.
Too deep,
too shallow.
Too sensitive,
too cold hearted.
I’m like a collection of paradoxes.

— Ferdinand de Saussure 

When I wake, when I breathe


But you,
you’ve always been the rain,
the wind,
inside my mind.
I taste you when I sleep,
when I wake,
when I breathe.

— Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Kiss 

You are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed.

Shinji Moon (via balteringthroughlife)

Please know there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self-conscious.
We are all full of shit.
Go love someone just because, I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings, but it will always heal, even if you don’t want it to; it keeps going.
There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise.
It is up to you to find them.

Chuck Palahniuk (via durianquotes)

A Dance with Death: An Arianna Archer Murder Mystery #2

I’m very happy to announce I have just written and published the second book of the Arianna Archer murder mystery series, A Dance with Death!  Right now it’s available on Amazon.  Here is the description:

    In this second book of the series, Arianna Archer’s unemployment has almost run out and she is desperate to find work.  Fortunately for her, a potential murder drops right into her lap at the St. Francis Singles Dance, and the Meadowville Police Department is willing to pay her to help with the case.  Will she be able to solve this difficult mystery, where even her own mother becomes a potential suspect?

If you do like the book, and feel guided to do so, please consider writing a review on Amazon.com.  Reviews are very helpful for potential buyers.

Here is the link to purchase the Kindle version:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M8RFVGQ

Here is the link to purchase the print version:


Thank you for your support!  Karen

"Hurry, hurry, hurry."


I was fed up and ready to drop from exhaustion, but still my mind kept telling me, “Hurry, hurry, hurry.” I felt I had to  do something, go on to the next step, whatever it was — career, graduate school, as long as it was important. This is an American disease.

~ Florence King

Without one ripple on the surface


It’s amazing what storms
your face can hide,
what terrible wrecks can writhe
and heave beneath,
without one ripple on the surface.

— Jenny Valentine, Double

Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.

John O’Donohue (via goddesswithinyou)