Farewell to a Legend – David Bowie

As a child I was transfixed by the colorful album cover, and danced to the music my older siblings played. I still danced as a teen. The man, already a legend, played a huge part in the soundtrack of my youth. One of the few I liked enough to see in concert. Unlike so many…

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Red… is the color of…

…my new washer and dryer. Later this month, a pair of bright red things will be delivered and installed. Why? Because the existing washer and dryer in this unit are awful and my choices were deal with the damn things, or get our own. Why? Because the “laundry room” is also the space where the…

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After the Harvest…

Scheduled for release in print and digital formats April 2015 from Damnation Books! Twenty-five years ago, Patty and Bobby drove across country to visit his family for the holidays, but they got lost in rural Texas. When their car breaks down near an old, abandoned gas station, they decide to stay for the night and…

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Writer or author? Which is it?

On Saturday morning, after a very, very long and sometimes insanity-inducing road, I finally put the finishing touches on a little horror novella and sent it off to my publisher. Yes, I said “my publisher”. Yes, I said “finishing touches”. The Sleeping Dragon post from a few weeks ago kinda hinted at it… Long story short,…

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When I plan a birthday…

I really plan a birthday! For the hubby’s b-day, I decided to do something spectacular… after much debate, and option searching, I decided on a weekend in Vegas, including an amazing hotel suite and prime tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity. Oh, and it was to be a surprise.

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Gwynnie Bee – one month in…

One month into the Gwynnie Bee experiment and I’m hooked. My first dress was a major hit, and on it went through eight items with only two that I wasn’t 100% thrilled with and one slight problem – but Gwynnie Bee showed amazing customer service, more on that later. GB’s turnaround time is amazing. I…

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The great building project…Or it’s time for a new bed, part 2

We’ve talked about it for a long time. We’ve debated different options and ways to address the problem. We’ve made lists of pros and cons and researched everything there is to research. We had a few rough ideas for what we wanted to do, but hadn’t really nailed it down. Then it happened. Kerchunk.

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What’d he say? Adaptive technology for the movies…

A little over a year ago, I was officially diagnosed with hearing loss. After much research, and a lot of talks with various specialists, I’ve come to accept that at this point in time, hearing aids are not really the right choice for me. Long story, short version: they’re expensive, not covered by insurance, ugly,…

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Housekeeping underway…

Pardon my dust… I’m in process of doing some maintenance, cleaning things up (like updating my woefully outdated About Me page… ugh! That thing was awful!) and experimenting with some design changes. In the meanwhile, if things don’t look or function properly, please holler at me. Loudly and often. Preferably with as much indignant attitude…

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It wasn’t magic… a belated review of Magic Mike…

A month ago I went off on a little rant about a male reviewer who slammed Magic Mike for being not only a plotless wonder, but also “gross” while he lauded Showgirls as a movie he’s seen over 60 times. Yeah. Tolerance level of that type of double standard: ZERO! It took a month before…

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