Coming soon from Kevin Brennan … EBT in paperback!

If you’re as much a fan of Kevin Brennan’s novels as I am AND you’re sick and tired of staring at electronic screens of any sort, you’ll be thrilled with Kevin’s news 🙂 Read on, dear friends and fellow readers …  Coming soon … EBT in paperback! Here’s my interview with Kevin to entice you […]
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Work, Work, Work #MondayBlogs #WFH #writing

The choices we make and the importance of being mindful in those choices. Some might not seem like a good idea at first, but you can make it work.

Care for Some Forest Bathing? #MondayBlogs #forestbathing

Forest bathing is as important when you’re working from home as when you’re not. Maybe even more so.

The Joy of Aging … Not #MondayBlogs #bodyimage

I have an essay published in Crow’s Feet on Medium, where I write about my battle with my aging skin. No lotion, no potion can turn back time, it seems. You can read it here: https://medium.com/crows-feet/why-i-want-to-lose-my-battle-against-my-aging-skin-867f3a2ac070?source=friends_link&sk=65d56350a699d02cea9970c90e8db885 Soon after this post goes live, I’ll update my avatar … again.

The Remote Life #COVID-19 #remotelife

The remote life is not so bad. Not as long as you have plenty of food, you’re not sick, none of your family are sick, your cats are healthy, and you’re able to work at home and maintain your income (alternatively, you could be retired like my husband in which case the remote life is […]
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Time Flies

“You registered on WordPress.com 12 years ago.” Yes, indeed, I registered on the good old WP a long time ago … great. Now I feel old 😉

Stay At Home and Stay Away #personalspace #socialdistancing

Whenever in a crisis, I always want to pare down, live a simpler life, stop trying to be some kind of social (media) butterfly. It’s how I cope. Remember, I’m an introvert.

Memoir as a Lyrical Journey Toward Understanding: A Review of Cinthia Ritchie’s Malnourished — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

By Marie A Bailey Caveat: Cinthia Ritchie, author of the memoir Malnourished: A Memoir of Sisterhood and Hunger, is my friend, and I read her memoir keenly aware of my affection for her. I don’t claim to be objective in my review, but, in all honesty, I don’t know that I’ve ever been objective when […] […]
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Down With COVID-19. Up With Nature and Cats. #MondayBlogs #Nature #Cats

My reprieve from the COVID-19 call center was only for a few days. (You can read about my stomach-churning anticipation here and actual experience here.) By Thursday, my division was being asked to ante up again. At one point, my boss wanted me to literally drop everything and high-tail it back to the call center. […]
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44 Hours in a COVID-19 Call Center #coronavirus #storytelling

Reflections on 44 hours in a call center for coronavirus information. What worked, what didn’t.

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