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An American expat funny mum of twin teens scribing vibes while growing older gratefully. www.salcodav.com

I’m not just American. I’m a global citizen.

My ferocious friend and I in London

I’m an American ex-pat funny mum of twin teens scribing vibes while growing older gratefully, just like it says on the tin and in my bio, which I wrote about a year ago when I signed up to write on Medium. …


Overcome your self-limiting beliefs

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I’ve had a few self-limiting beliefs (SLBs), balls in chains around my ankles, throughout my years. …


So close, yet so far

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We are this month celebrating a year of Covid. No were not! This mid-March We are marking a year of a pandemic that is called the other C-word. I doubt anyone will ever celebrate anything Covid related apart from the vaccine and its cure.

What I am celebrating with my…


At what point does highlighting other’s work become ‘all creepy fangirl’ if at all?

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I’m a new writer on Medium, even though I’ve been a paying member using the platform since 2018. I’ve read so many more stories than I’ve written and published despite the never-ending tales floating around in my head. …


Who were your heroines? How did they inspire you? What impact did they have on your life?

Women walk a wooden planked bridge high up in the tree tops of the jungle.
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Every time I heard about their adventures or read their stories throughout my 60s and 70s childhood, the heroines who captured my heart were always an amazing mix of courage and and conviction, brave and beautiful souls trying to save their fellow man and and the world’s beloved animals.

Both…


Dry January is over and I won this month

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Dry January is over, and I won — this month. I even printed the PDF certificate Alcohol Change provided and pinned it to my office bulletin board to remind me.

It wasn’t too hard to do, considering the years I’ve spent preparing for it.

I’m proud but not too proud…


Just a Sparky Empath

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The stories of E. B. White specifically Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little had a profound effect on my life. They helped me realize from an early age that I was affected deeply, to the point of distraction, by the treatment, or more the mistreatment, of animals. In books and at…


Or at Least Until Covid is Cured.

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On Halloween, our Prime Minister addressed the nation and declared the virus is winning the battle against Covid. The second wave is rising and UK citizens are losing — life, money, and their sanity at the moment.

Sometimes, reality is scarier and stranger than fiction.

If we don’t isolate now…


With Some Help from the Danish

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“Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the Autumn.”

- Leo Tolstoy

Clocks in the UK just went back an…


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Tell us about the children in your life.

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The husband I’m still married to and I have twin sons, fraternal so they look nothing alike. More like Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie “Twins”. Their personalities are also that oddly dissimilar.

Twins don’t run in our families. We paid money for in-vitro treatment to get pregnant…

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