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He didn't look frightening, that man of a certain age walking to the driveway, the store, the car repair shop. He didn't look like a man that could make a person slam doors in his face or yell "Get the hell out of here or I'll call the police!"  But if this man was going to knock on your door...
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It's Good Friday, one of the Holy Days for Catholics. This is when (according to what I learned in Catholic School) Jesus took that walk to the hill with two other sinners, carrying that heavy cross. Others offered to help him, but he was refused help by the Romans. When I was a kid, my grandfather...
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Happy April Fool's Day! I hope you all have a day where pranks are minimal and if you get pranked, the best advice I can give you get revenge in the legal kind. Or have them buy you Easter candy. Whatever works for you. I for one am happy March is over; it was one of the months that was a roller...
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There are times I hate promoting myself. Silly but true. It just reminds me of school elections when all the posters were up for weeks, bright colored poster boards saying how cool someone was you must vote for them, with stars and glitter. I've been promoting my ebooks for two solid months and it...
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About three years ago I was at Kathleen Caldwell's A Great Good Place For Books to see Sarah Dessen read, where the woman hosting the event Jake talked about the new book that was supposed to be the new big thing, the new Harry Potter. I wrote the author's name down, then the next day told...
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Spring started off with a bang: sneezing, a good-bye, and Bob Marley. All of it has given me this odd sense of hope. The past month I’ve been sniffling and sneezing like crazy because of my allergies. My eyes are red, I’m using Kleenex like there’s no tomorrow, popping benadryls and generic...
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Happy Spring everyone! It's a big day around here, for it's finally spring!   While the Spring Goddess does her thing, let me update you on some things going on today...   The Muppets came out today on DVD. Since people know I LOVE LOVE the muppets, and they're getting their star on the...
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Davy Jones' death got me thinking of many things: time passing, plus how everyone--especially women--reacted. It truly didn't matter how old you were. Davy was so cute, the boy you could dance with in the gym and man, could he move. Writing the title story of I Woke Up In Love This Morning was...
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!! What is it about St. Pat's day that I love? Maybe it's everyone wearing green, maybe it's the Irish music playing in bars and pubs, maybe because I love being half Irish. Most likely, it's a combination of all of the above. I had a Topsy-turvy week. As I mentioned...
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When I found out about this week's topic, I blushed. I'm not the best at writing sex scenes; in fact I try to avoid it at all costs. I did write several in an unpublished novel where the mother in the story lost her virginity in her basement, resulting in her getting pregnant. Her daughter (the...
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I am writing this from two perspectives: a woman, and a recovering Catholic. I should also get this out of the way: I don't think I could have an abortion. Partly because of my age (I'm getting at the age where getting pregnant can be pretty darned difficult) Plus since I was raised Catholic, I...
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This morning I woke up to rain. I've mentioned before it's been a dry winter here, so the rain was a welcome sound. I laid in bed, feeling warm. It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I've been trying to sort everything out. Many things have come up--good things like the publication of I Woke Up This...
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Yesterday was a big day in my universe. Needless to say I was pretty nervous; okay, Mom was nervous. I'm suffering from a cold, and because of the cold, I was moving...very...slowly. Besides, I was doing important things. I was practicing my reading, then watching Natalie Nevins on The Lawrence...
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Any regular reader of this blog knows I love music. I don't know how to play an instrument, I can't sing. Although sometimes Huntington and I hummed Abba songs while working (I thought about making a video of this), I am not going to go onstage for karaoke night anytime soon. Yet I do love music,...
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Good morning everyone! Happy Dr. Seuss's birthday!   After you read some of the Doctor's works, then read my ebook which is available on Diesel ebooks today!   I'm off to dance with Cindy Lou Who. Enjoy!
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