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What Mel Did - A lady of letters

A Lady of Letters

I’m trying to remember the last time I hand wrote a letter to someone. Not counting love letters, thank you notes and letters to…

What Mel Did - mindfulness

The Nature of Forgiveness

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B. Smedes A business con man I…

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The picture of mothering grey

I am 56 years’ old today and recently considered dying my black hair a fashionable grey. That midlife double bluff where people think we…

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On boy bands and gift horses

I went to see a boy band this week. That’s it then, Fargo, I thought, the last bastion of the middle-aged widow: watching a…

What Mel Did - Melinda Fargo

A question of legacy

As reading material goes, I’m not big on biographies or memoirs. (The exception so far to my rule is ‘The Glass House’ by Jeanette Walls.)…


The inspiration for WHAT MEL DID

Family & Parenting

Are we there yet? I can't even remember where we were going.

Mel creates engaging content with beautifully written articles and blog posts in fluent and conversational English. She writes irresistible copy readers and clients love.