Speak, Love, Last – A Non-Fiction Short Story – Part 5

By Lizbeth Hartz | August 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare. *** A few months later, Vic told me Molly had moved back to L.A. “Was it because of the oil thing?” “Nah. She rearranged my apartment. I told her she should’ve asked first.” “Well, yeah. Did she say why…

Speak, Love, Last – A Non-fiction Short Story – Part 4

By Lizbeth Hartz | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The longer I knew Vic, the more his positive outlook charmed me. On a slow afternoon in the alarm room, I poked fun at a short fireman who told tall tales about his amazing rescues. In his typical, generous style, Vic said, “Aww, the sawed off little dude’s just trying to act big.” “You’re…

Speak, Love, Last – A Non-Fiction Short Story – Part 3

By Lizbeth Hartz | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou *** Part 3 of Speak, Love, Last continues below. A few months after I gave up on resurrecting my connection with Billy, I transferred into a new job, gladly escaping from a run-down Army…

Speak, Love, Last – A Non-Fiction Short Story – Part 2

By Lizbeth Hartz | July 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

“What is love?” was the most searched phrase in Google in 2012. Psychologists say people need to pair up with partners who possess high self-esteem and mature, compassionate love in order to prevent erotic Eros from burning itself out. In this author’s experience, that’s about right. Part 2 of the non-fiction short story Speak, Love,…

Speak, Love, Last – A Non-Fiction Short Story – Part 1

By Lizbeth Hartz | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I wrote my memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True Story to honor Vic, a courageous firefighter whose unconditional love transformed me. I wrote the nonfiction short story Speak, Love, Last to expand on what I wrote in my memoir about the love that grew between Vic and me after I quit “pussyfooting” around,…

Doctors’ Orders: Pass the Fresh Produce and Pass on the Pills WATWB#

By Lizbeth Hartz | June 29, 2018 | 6 Comments

All too often, the negativity and hatred expressed in social media and the news assault our senses. Since focusing on hatred only begets more hatred, We Are The World Blogfest (#WATWB) urges us to banish the darkness by lighting lamps. In that spirit, we focus on love and positivity. Many an oasis of love and…

Book Club Discussion Questions for My Memoir, Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story

By Lizbeth Hartz | June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On June 2nd, Sisters in Crime (SinC) Hawai’i prez Vicki White shared this message from the national SinC organization with members like me: “It’s time to gather submissions for the July Book Club Central Booklist.  This month’s theme is Mystery from Sea to Shining Sea (mysteries set in different states).” Since my murder mystery memoir…

Toby Cat Walks Into Our Hearts #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | April 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

All too often, social media and news are filled with hate and negativity. So how do you banish the darkness they bring? You don’t focus on them. Instead, you light lamps, hoping to bring love and positivity forward instead. This is the 13th installment of We Are the World Blogfest (#WATWB). Our fabulous cohosts for…

March for Our Lives #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | March 29, 2018 | 11 Comments

Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead. I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:Belinda Witzenhausen,  Sylvia…

A 911 STORY THAT WILL PLUCK YOUR HEARTSTRINGS #WATWB

By Lizbeth Hartz | February 26, 2018 | 2 Comments

Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead. I bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest. Thank you to this month’s co-hosts Shilpa Garg, Peter…

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