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Apr.04.2014
Thanks to my buddy, Lou Allin, whose entertaining guest post on animal mystery writer and blogger, Sheila Boneham's blogsite  http://www.writersandotheranimals.blogspot.com, I was inspired to kick in my favourite dog story, too. We use to have a cockapoo. His dad was the cocker spaniel down...
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Mar.14.2014
Every now and then, I like to comment on various books I've recently enjoyed. Victoria, BC is a city of writers, book stores, coffee bars and chocolatiers. What more can a dedicated reader/writer ask for? I've never read Ben Coes before but his book, Eye for an Eye has made me a convert. Ben does a...
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Mar.08.2014
Today, I am posting my contribution early to the "Writing Process Blog Tour" as I will be away for a few days, without my tech-toys.  Can see another blog coming about that! I hate chain-letters, but when Jane Wilson of Red Room http://www.redroom.com/member/jane-wilson, invited me to...
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Mar.05.2014
Mikey, my best friend's youngest son, came storming through the front door, dropping his school bag with an angry thud on the hallway floor and declaring in a very loud voice, "I'm never going back to school again--school sucks!" And with that announcement he ran upstairs to his bedroom and slammed...
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Mar.03.2014
Today I have a Guest-Blogger, my good friend and inspirational mentor, Lou Allin, a Canadian mystery crime-writer. Lou  is the author of the Belle Palmer mysteries set in Northern Ontario, and the RCMP Corporal Holly Martin RCMP series on Vancouver Island. Lou also has written That Dog...
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Feb.16.2014
I am not a big fan of chain letters. Do you have them where you are?  These can be cutesy-poo letters that promises great wealth, romance or adventure if you mail the letter off to three friends within x-minutes of receiving. Or, it can be  scarey letters that implies you will have 33-...
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Feb.08.2014
I'm convinced I'm a "Smash Magnet" and by golly, I would rather be a "Babe Magnet" or any other kind of magnet than what I am destined to be. When Hubby bought the spanking new, blemish-free,  silver Volvo station-wagon, I was thrilled until I heard those fatal words, "This will be our last...
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Feb.07.2014
Aunt Dee was the neighbourhood Mom with the generous, loving heart that included every child within a 10-block radius. At her recent 95th birthday, her memory was still as sharp as a tack. Aunt Dee's once thick, curly red hair was now a snowy white. She seemed smaller, less robust and her loving...
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Jan.18.2014
Natasha Elena is my 3 year old god-daughter. Since she was a baby, she has always called me "Nana" because her one and only real grandmother lives in Austria. Having Tasha for the day is always a treat, both for her and for myself. My god-daughter thinks she is helping me stop saying "bad...
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Dec.24.2013
Kindness comes in many forms and often, when you least expect it. My neighbour was complaining about the shoddy treatment she had received from her taxi-driver. Apparently he was either having a very bad day or he was normally a very mean-tempered driver. Whatever it was, he had left my elderly...
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Dec.21.2013
I've always been an impatient sort when it came to presents under the tree. Growing up, there would be the occasional parcel under the tree, usually delivered by a family friend. My brother and I would try to guess what it could be and it was sheer agony to wait until Christmas morning to see which...
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Nov.13.2013
I'm generally a non-violent lady who enjoys the quirks and foibles of her fellow man, but the one custom I'm not fond of is being bush-whacked by a hug-snatcher. You probably know them as  hugger-muggers. Have you met any? The reason I'm venting now is because another social season will soon...
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Nov.06.2013
My Hubby is not an adventurous diner, so I have a few "Eating Buddies" (EBs) that I would snack, lunch or sometimes dine with. My EBs would depend upon the activity and time of day, which in turn, determines the type of food to consume. For example, my gym buddies would make up one lunch group if...
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Oct.17.2013
I've often been baffled by men and their cars. Don't get me wrong. I adore any male who knows how to handle an ornery car. That takes talent and artistry and a confident craftsman to deal with automotive problems. I've seen calm, gentle men go into shock-mode when confronted with the family car--...
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Oct.13.2013
I love hardware stores--not because I know everything about home maintenance, but because being a Handyman's Assistant (HA), you pick up bits and pieces over the years. I always felt that being a writer entitled me to knowing a little bit about  most anything. After all, who knows when the...
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