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Apr.03.2014
Before I start this blog post I would like to ask for a moment of silence out of respect for all the editors that are no longer with us.   Okay, that’s enough.  To be honest I’m only assuming that every editor in the United States, and parts of Great Britain, have passed on to that...
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Feb.12.2014
If you read my blog post last week you’ll know I wrote an article about the wonders of snow.  Since then we’ve had a major snowstorm here in North Carolina and I'm beginning to feel a little bit differently about it now. Snowflakes softly swirl around. They’re falling gently to the ground. The...
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Jan.31.2014
In case you’ve been living in a cave lately, we had a snowstorm here in the South a few days ago.  It wasn’t a snowstorm of epic proportions but was enough to slow down traffic, leave people stranded on interstate highways and cause more than a few fender benders.   After seeing all...
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Jan.23.2014
I’ve recently had a run of bad luck.  Last week I woke up with a cold and a sinus infection.  If that wasn’t bad enough I got out of bed to get a drink of water and fell over some shoes I’d left in the middle of the floor and sprained my ankle.  I was a mess.  I went to the...
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Dec.17.2013
I love the Christmas season.  The decorating, caroling, family joy and the wonder in the eyes of small children always touch my heart and puts me in the Christmas mood.  Unfortunately the only time I see any of this is when I’m watching a Christmas movie on TV.  In real life my...
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Dec.11.2013
Before I tell you this story there are a few things that I need to explain.  For many years I worked as a nurse in the emergency room.  I loved the fast pace, the adrenaline rush, and the feeling of being part of a team that was ready to spring into action to help the sick and injured....
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Nov.11.2013
TYVM for reading my current blog post.  A lot of people say I give out TMI sometimes.  Maybe it’s because they try to RBTL.  J/K!  If you feel this way well it STBY! *WEG*  BRB, AFK.  BTW, IMHO, DBEYR.   FUD are everywhere IRL IIRC.  YMMV. BTW, FUD...
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Nov.03.2013
This may come as a huge shock to a lot of people that know me but lately I’ve been a little difficult to be around.  I know it’s surprising to think that someone as sweet as I am can be difficult, but it’s happened.  However, I do have some good reasons for my recent behavior. It all...
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Sep.20.2013
I don’t usually admit this but I am a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe.  A lot of people cringe when I mention this because they think he’s weird.  But I completely understand what he’s trying to say in his stories and poems.  For instance take this first paragraph from The Raven. Once...
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Sep.02.2013
In case I haven’t mentioned this in the past ten minutes I have a story that will be published in a book called, “Not Your Mother’s Book On….Home Improvement”.  Now available for pre-order on Amazon!  This book is so good you will want to bear its children.  Trust me. I was a little...
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Aug.27.2013
I just wanted to post that the book I am being published in, 'Not Your Mother's Book On Home Improvement" will be out September 10th!  I'm so excited about being published.  It is already available for pre-order on amazon.com.  My story in the book is on page 170.  The editor...
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Aug.13.2013
Well it’s raining again.  Hold on a minute while  I check something……….. Yes, my weatherman is telling me to take an umbrella if I go out today.  Whew!  I’m glad he cleared that up.  If he hadn’t told me I probably would have gotten all wet when I went outside later. ...
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Jul.26.2013
Once again we come to a time of the year when we rush to get into an enclosed space with people who get on our nerves so we can spend money we don’t have, eat food we don’t like, and then visit places we’re not particularly interested in seeing. Yes it’s vacation time!  Or, as some people...
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Jul.19.2013
I’m getting ready to show my age with this article.  Could you hold on a minute please?  Get off my lawn you young whippersnappers!  Stupid kids.  Now what was I saying?  Oh yeah.  I’m getting old and here’s the proof. When I’m in my car I always have the radio tuned...
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Jul.10.2013
I had to cool off for a while before I could write this little article.    It all started when a friend from New York City sent me an article from the New York Times.  The article, which was written on 7/10/13, was titled, “The Decline Of North Carolina”.   The author...
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