Monthly Archives: October 2014

And We Begin … Almost

You remember this, from last year, don’t you?   It will be my official cup of java starting November 1.  That’s TOMORROW!   Several days ago, I introduced the idea of posting part of a novel on my blog, the … Continue reading

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Goodreads giveaway ends soon!

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Just a reminder that I’m running a Goodreads giveaway for Occasional Soulmates, but it ends on November 5, so now’s your chance to join the fun. If you haven’t purchased the book yet (and…

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We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program…

Originally posted on dilettante factory:
As brevity is the soul of wit, I shall be brief – Shakespeare “Hamlet” Act II, Scene II This week is a very big week for your favourite dilettante and that creepy fucker, Jessica B.…

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IndieGo-GO? Here I go!

Originally posted on The D/A Dialogues:
So, I did something I never thought I would be bold enough to do: launch a crowdfunding campaign. But I did – and it’s live!  There’s even a contribution on it (Thank you,…

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Top Ten Things Not to Do When Your Boss is Traveling or on Vacation

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
? This list was inspired by observing the behaviors of my co-workers when the boss had to leave the office for business travel or vacation. To be clear, I personally never did any of these…

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Experimental Poem/Prose: Bonita’s Song

This “experimental” “poem” (feel like I should put both words separated in quotes because I rarely write like this) was previously published on The Community Storyboard. * * * She called me her little Puerto Rican. I was too young … Continue reading

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…a dedication to all the fallen, and particularly to Cpl Nathan Cirillo in the face of the recent madness…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:
…I don’’t often cut and paste my Facebook posts as blog pieces, but so many people have asked me to do so with the post I made on there yesterday, in the hope that the…

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Close, So Very Close …

      Only Helena Hann-Basquiat (and a few select others) knows for sure …

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I Bet You Think You Know …

Ha ha ha ha … think again … All will be revealed starting Friday, October 24, 2014. (At least, I hope so because I don’t have a clue what the hell is going to happen on that day.  I just … Continue reading

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The Plan, From Someone Who Hates Planning

I hate planning because, more often than not, my plans get upended by unforeseen circumstances.  For example, … I plan to finish a painfully detailed and tedious project at work by week’s end only to find an error in my … Continue reading

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