Category Archives for "Life"

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Are You Still COVID-Hoarding?

A photo I took on the day I was able to buy a full six-pack of toilet paper again.   I was so excited! LOLHave the shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic changed your buying habits? I have to admit that for certain items I replenish them a lot sooner than I would have before the […]

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Seriously? And I Thought Legalese Was Bad

I received a report from the doctor today regarding a rash on my skin. The verdict? I have a skin rash due to inflammation. They clearly have no idea how much attention writers give to words, because I found this statement hilarious. Now, maybe in medical terms skin rash and inflammation are two different things. But to […]

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Fashion Is Face Masks

In this age of COVID-19, face masks are becoming the new fashion statement. I’ve seen masks with cartoons drawn over the mouth and nose area. Masks that have those filter circles. Some folks in our office building just use a scarf or bandana. Even I’ve finally graduated away from the paper, surgical style masks provided by […]

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The Mystery Poop

This morning, an odd thing happened. As I was opening my blinds downstairs, I noticed a fresh pile of poop sitting on top of the cedar chips near the back fence. The pile was big enough to have been left by a medium to large dog. It also had a bit of an oddly cylindrical […]

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Anti-Racist Reading

Image by Pol Solé Sallés. Licensed via Depositphotos.If you’re looking for reading material about race in America, here are several resources: “Resources for Race, Equity, and Inclusion”, from We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit working to bring diversity to children’s books. “Books About Racism to Educate Yourself and Support Black Lives” from OprahMag.com. “The Best Books for Discussing Racism […]

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#BlackLivesMatter

Image by Pol Solé Sallés. Licensed via Depositphotos.​#BlackLivesMatter You’d think that as a writer, I’d be able to put together an eloquent blog post about the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer and the protests that ​have sprung up as a result. ​N​ope. I can’t find the right words to express my emotions. I’m bouncing […]

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Loving the Library

I’m so thankful to belong to two excellent local library systems, particularly in this time when all physical libraries are closed. If one system doesn’t carry an ebook, it’s pretty much guaranteed that the other will.  I love being able to check out books by authors I’ve never read before. Reading an excerpt of the first […]

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Pet Peeves: Unbelievable Plot Elements

Recently, I watched an episode of a TV show that’s a thriller with a few sci-fi elements. I’ve watched other shows by these writers and producers, but I was thrown out of the story way too often by plot inconsistencies, given their level of experience. Here’s what bugged me. First. If you work at the CIA and […]

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Save Indie Bookstores

Here’s a great way to make a difference during the pandemic. Give to the Save Indie Bookstores campaign. This is a collaboration between James Patterson, Reese’s Book Club, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc), and the American Booksellers Association (ABA). They’re trying to raise millions of dollars to help independent bookstores stay in business. If you love […]

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Book Cover Puzzles

​I don’t know about you, but I’ve maxxed out on COVID-19 news. So I decided that what I needed to relax me was ​a fun jigsaw puzzle. Voila! I found an online tool that turned my book covers into jigsaw puzzles. 35Vengeance The default number of pieces is 35, but you can change that under the […]

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