Lee Woodruff

SPEAKER – AUTHOR – MEDIA TRAINER

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When The See Saw Tips

When our dog Tucker died, hit by a car in front of my eyes, I was struck in the days that followed by the way grief, relief and guilt could co-exist in such a cozy fashion.  I cried my eyes out as I carried his broken body back to the house.  But in the aftermath of shock, I felt an uneasy peace that the yippy, ankle biting, stranger- phobic  ...

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New Year Brings Exciting News!

I’ve got two pieces of news to share.  So I’ll get right down to it: MY FIRST NOVEL – comes out in September.  “Those We Love Most” has been a three-year labor of love and I am excited to share the finished product.  I’m scheduling book events, talks and signings for the fall — so let’s talk  ...

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HORSING AROUND IN THE SHOWER

I can still feel his creepy little sausage fingers on my thigh.   Babysitting his kids wasn’t my favorite job, but my parents expected all of us to earn spending money.  The father always volunteered to drive me home and I dreaded the discomfort of the short ride, the forced conversation, the way he leaned toward me with boozy breath as  ...

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My Levis Cords

Anyone who came of age in the 70’s has dealt with the painful reckoning of their yearbook photo, or really ANY photograph from that time.  Hands down, it was the most hideous fashion decade of the last millennium, with the possible exception of being a man in the Court of Versailles or during the Victorian bathing era.        ...

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Fun with Fungus..

I wanted to be a botanist until I got a C in college.   But I love plants and all the shades of green from spring to fall, make me content.  It feels good to grow things, even spiky old cacti cheer me up.  Cutting flowers and putting them in a vase just raise my endorphins.  But it’s not just the pretty things.  I find the  ...

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Consider the Breast..

For anyone who has ever tried to count the many ways we name breasts– and for October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month– here is a tongue in cheek take– complete with some new terms updated from the Huff Po blog…….  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As a tribute to all the brave pink warriors I love who  ...

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Dahlia Days

I have a theory that people are either cooks or gardeners first.  OK… relax.  I’m not saying you can’t DO both. I think everyone has a favorite and my clear winner (because cooking involves cleaning up and gardening, not so much) is to be out in my garden. I’ve got one word for summer:  DAHLIAS   Yup.  ...

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Satire of Shorelines Blog…….

Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Albert Brooks…Add my friend who -shall not be named, to this list.  He missed his calling.  See if you don’t agree with his wonderfully funny satirical send up of my “Shorelines” copy. He also comes to a lake for vacation…its definitely worth a read for a good SNL style chuckle. Sure  ...

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