Author : Diane Pagan

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Wrap rage…I knew such a thing existed but I never knew anyone had slapped a label on it.  The truth of the matter is wrap rage is real!  I researched it this weekend after slicing my knuckle open trying to get the stupid plastic wrap off a bottle of soy sauce. It’s a rare occasion …
Summer is a time for flowers, gardening and growing vegetables.  It’s a time when those of us who normally buy produce in Shop Rite or Stop and Shop decide to branch out on our own and grow stuff.  We pretend to know what we are doing as we walk the aisles of Home Depot purchasing …
I wrote a letter to my 16 year old self in the hopes that when I wake up tomorrow, I will be rich and beautiful because of the advice I give to me in the letter.  Ok, that’s not why I did it…I really felt like lecturing someone and since my kids are nowhere to …
A few weeks back I went over some medical diagnoses and what they meant.  I thought it would be informative to provide you with some basic medical terminology today, but instead of giving you the definitions as written in Merck’s Manual, I interviewed Pop from House Call Heroine and his answers were quite amusing.  I …
Ahhh New York. Back to the crowds and smog. Back to the honking car horns and people flipping the bird at you for no reason. The plane landed about an hour or two ago and I would love to say it’s great to be home but I’d be lying.  Except for the fact we’ll soon …
Ahhh vacation…the thing that takes forever to get here but when the day finally arrives, all is right with the world.  Unless you are the Pagan family. The alarm (or cell phone) rang at the godawful hour of three a.m.  and the bright idea of taking a super early flight so that we could arrive …
Last week a few people asked me what the difference between a doctor and nurse practitioner was.   I thought I’d take the time to explain. -Nurse practitioners diagnose medical problems/Doctors diagnose medical ailments -Nurse practitioners prescribe medications/Doctors have prescription writing privileges -Nurse practitioners inspect the body/Doctors perform physical exams -Nurse practitioners discuss ways to stay …
I thought it would be great to take an excerpt from HOUSE CALL HEROINE and use it as my next post.  Just enough info to set the tone for the book, so when it comes out you’ll be first in line to buy it! (The therapist said to say positive things out loud and they …
Well I made it past the first 100 pages of editing and I got all excited because I  thought I would finally be able to send it off to the agent today.   All I had to do was sit down and write a one to two page synopsis of my book. But holy hell, do …
Saturday I attended the Publish and Promote Your Book Conference at Sarah Lawrence College.  The day began with rain pouring down from gray skies as I sloshed my way into the Heimbold Visual Arts Center.  There were danish and muffins being served but my stomach told my brain that if it so much as even …
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