Author Archives: bettykuffel

About bettykuffel

Author and retired medical doctor with broad interests in writing, flying, photography and outdoor life. She is a monthly health columnist in Montana Woman Magazine and has three nonfiction Indie published books available on Amazon. Writing projects include: multiple books of fiction including a biological thriller, medical thriller series, a romantic intrigue and a mystery set in 1960 co-authored with her sister Bev. Dr. Kuffel lives in MT with husband Tom and dog Valkyrie.

Hawaii – Mark Twain’s Thoughts

  In 1866, the influential daily newspaper, The Sacramento Union, sent Mark Twain on assignment to live in the Hawaiian Islands for four months. He wrote a letter for publication each week and was paid $20 for each submission. Letters … Continue reading

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A Room with a View – In Paradise

  For the first time in my life, I am on vacation with nothing to do, alone, in Kailua-Kona paradise on Hawaii. I can do anything I want to do, and what I am doing? I’m sipping Hazelnut-Vanilla coffee with … Continue reading

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COMBAT CHILD ABDUCTION AND ASSAULT

May 25th – National Missing Children’s Day May 25th is designated National Missing Children’s Day, as a reminder to keep children safer. When a child is missing, the fear, anguish and tears are endless. The photograph shows convicted pedophiles. They … Continue reading

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ACTIVISM IN AMERICA

Activism for me began on a freezing day in January, the day following Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. My friend Gina and I drove two hundred miles to march for human rights. We joined 10,000 women, men, and children of all … Continue reading

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March Sunrise

It’s been a long winter. I’m just sure there are daffodils beneath the two feet of snow we have remaining. The Prius has been buried for months and is finally melting out from beneath the white layer. We have been … Continue reading

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GO RED FOR WOMEN

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GASLIGHTING

 Gaslighting? Have you heard this term recently and wondered about the meaning? For self-preservation, beware. If you are a writer and wanting to develop a sinister character, consider giving your antagonist skills in gaslighting his/her victim.  Definition from Wikipedia: Gaslighting … Continue reading

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JANUARY WRITER WORKSHOP IN WHITEFISH

Winter 6-week Writing Workshop Here is your opportunity to get a jump-start on your writing this year.    Join Keith and Sue in Whitefish. Begins next week! Betty Led by Keith Liggett (bio below) The workshop format is similar to … Continue reading

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A Short History of Birth Control in the US

An Excerpt from Birth Control 2016 A Short History of Birth Control in the United States Then and Nowhttp://tinyurl.com/BirthControl-2016 THEN In 1848, a conference attracted three-hundred women and men who met to gain women the right to vote. It took … Continue reading

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Update on Birth Control and STDs

Essential Information for Men and Women Birth Control 2016 A quick-read reference that could save your life During years of providing healthcare as an emergency physician I found both men and women lacked important information related to sexual health and … Continue reading

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