Author Archives: Marie A Bailey

Picking Up After Others #makeAmericabeautifulagain #leaveonlyfootprints

I have a favorite pond near where I work. It’s small, roughly a half mile in diameter and shaped like a stretched-out kidney. It often plays host to dozens of pond sliders (turtles), minnow-like fish, and large birds such as blue herons and egrets. The pond sits across the intersection, diagonal to my office building. […]
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Searching and Listening #MondayBlogs #Nature #Florida

I don’t know what I want. I can’t return to the past, even if Ted’s house was still standing, its original architecture intact. This city–Tallahassee–nor the state itself has opened my heart like a tin can.

An Interview With Kevin Brennan, Author of Eternity Began Tomorrow #EBT #climatechange #amreading

Eternity Began Tomorrow tackles the crisis of climate change, a very timely subject, as well as the current political scene. I asked author Kevin Brennan how this novel came about and how it changed or didn’t change as he revised and prepared it for publication while history rolled on.

Books, Books, Books! #MondayBlogs #amreading

What I’m reading now and what I recommend you read too.

Real Florida for Real Thanks Giving #RealFlorida #Nature #Photography

Fall colors in Florida are nothing like the fall colors I grew up with in New York, but after 30 years living here, I have to say it can get pretty colorful here.

Splish Splash and Sundry Stuffs #amwriting #amknitting #family

Don’t worry. I’m not writing this post from my bathtub. No, I’m well-covered up in comfy clothes (including a wool cardigan), preparing another post of this and that and the other thing. Sigh. Where do I begin? I sometimes think I should write my blog posts one thought at a time. A while ago I […]
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Veterans Day 2019 #VeteransDay

To honor my many family members who have served in the military … To honor my dear surrogate grandfather, Ted Albers (RIP), who was drafted into the Army at the age of 34, captured at the Battle of the Bulge, and held as a POW under the end of WWII … To honor my husband, […]
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This, That, and the Other #amwriting #cats

Writers are flocking to Medium now because everyone wants that chance to make thousands of dollars a month. I’d be happy with tens of dollars a month.

With Apologies to Mr. Poe #Halloween2019 #nevermore

Black hair spills to the floor Skin alabaster, lips azure A raven pecks at the windowpane I weep, tear my clothes Doctors shake their heads Oh, my Lenore You promised us evermore I lie beside her Hot breath against cold cheek Take her icy hand from her breast Feel her fingers twitch, then grip mine […]
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Notions and Sundries #amthinking #amprocrastinating

Wondering about unsolicited writing advice from strangers, whether I should frog my latest knitting project, and what good is LinkedIn for a writer.