The Busy Bee

Listening to: The Hives, “Hate To Say I Told You So” Why haven’t I been around you ask? Oh, I don’t know…it could be blog malaise. It could be blogger’s block. Or it could be that my life has gotten so freakin’ crazy that I can’t tell my right hand from my left anymore. Okay, […]

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Stress and Chaos

Listening to: Muse, “Starlight” One thing I’ve never been good at is pushing my stress aside to write. This is kind of odd, I know–a lot of writers write to forget about the stress (even when the writing itself is stressful). But when the stress is personal–i.e., family or friend related–the writing part of my […]

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Back From the Brink

Listening to: Everclear, “Glorious” That’s right kids, I have returned from the muddle of surgery and recovery. I’m doing lots better now, although the first day or two were mind-blowingly painful. Just sitting up was a two-person job. But the gallbladder is out, and I now have one fewer organ than the average person. I’ve […]

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No, I didn’t win anything. It’s just the word of the year. Look at that top ten list. You know I’m going to just lie in wait until I find a conversational opening that allows for the use of the word “Pecksniffian“. Sorry I’ve been so sporadic. Busy with various things, and having some medical […]

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Report from VA

Worst. Day. Ever. I’m writing this from a Days Inn in Newport News, VA. Why am I here? Because we have the worst flea infestation in the history of flea infestations. When did we discover this? Today, after driving 9.5 hours (that’s 2.5 hours longer than it should’ve taken) from PA to VA. We spent […]

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Back…for now.

First of all, before you do anything, please read about YA author Maureen Johnson’s trials and tribulations with the Bartlesville, OK school district and its attempts to ban her book. Then, if you feel so inclined, please sign the petition to stop this. Well, that was an interesting little hiatus. I spent several days at […]

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It’s 5 a.m., and I’m awake. Why? Because the cat needed some lovin’, so he started licking my ear and purring so loudly I thought a small helicopter had landed in our room. At 3:30 a.m. Yaaay for kitties…she said through a wide yawn. Writing Status: Synopsis is in progress. I wrote a short story […]

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And we’re back…

…to square one, sort of. They offered him more–enough, actually, that we could afford it. For some reason, I never thought they would counter-offer. I had completely dismissed the whole thing from my mind. And now we’re back to seriously considering this, perhaps even more seriously than we did before. I even told my friends […]

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