Author Archives: Marie A Bailey

How I Spent My Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary #biking #nature

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, was our thirtieth wedding anniversary. My husband and I often lose track of how long we’ve been married. Perhaps it’s because we don’t have children, those biological markers of time passing. Our cats are no help since, on average, they age out at eighteen, and they always overlap. The best reminder […]
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It’s Release Day! New Novel by Jill Weatherholt #NewRelease

Giving a shout-out to long-time friend and longer-time writer, Jill Weatherholt. Jill’s latest and THIRD novel is now available! For details, go to http://jillweatherholt.com/

Three Reasons Why I Can’t Quit My Day Job #cats #don’tquityourdayjob

Well, I can’t quit just yet. For those who read my post last week (click here if you need a refresher), let me assure you that all is now well in the Bailey & Brown household. Still, it was a rough week. Now, here are the reasons why I have to keep my day job […]
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Mi Casa, Su Casa #amwriting #MondayBlogs

Still under construction. Mind that step. Things are changing around here. Just baby steps right now, but so far I’m enjoying the process. As I’ve already written about here and here, I’m trying to give my blog a more professional appearance. At least more organized. I’ll settle for that. I’ve added a page for my […]
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Under Construction . . . Soon #dancinginthedark #MondayBlogs

I’ve done it. I’ve upgraded my WordPress account. Now I just need to learn how to use all my new fancy features. It will be a slooooooow process. I’ve gotten good tips and advice from other bloggers, but given my day job, my WIP, and my cats, I’ll be taking baby steps. [What about my […]
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Changes Among Other Things #changes #growingup

Now that I’ve achieved the milestone age of 62, I’m going to make some changes around here. I’ve been reading and pondering, writing and revising. I’m close to retiring from my day job, but not quite ready for the big plunge into full-time writing. That doesn’t keep me from planning, however. I’m not much of […]
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Living in the Moment: Sea Creatures and Beaches #MondayBlogs #marinelife #saltlife

On Saturday, after years and years of waiting, I finally turned 62 years old. To some of you, I probably seem ancient; to a few others, I’m just a young pup. To the rest, I’m in good company. Over the years I’ve become indifferent to having a birthday. Yes, the alternative would be worse, but […]
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Musical Monday: Glen Campbell channeling the spirit of Roy Orbison #MondayBlogs #GlenCampbell #RoyOrbison

When I was a teenager I enjoyed watching the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour with my neighbor. I wasn’t a fan of Campbell, but I had a crush on John Hartford, the quiet banjo picker who wrote Campbell’s signature song, Gentle on My Mind. Campbell was quite popular in those days; I never felt I could […]
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Is It Too Much to Ask #VirginiaBeachShooting

Is it too much to ask That when I washed my face at the sink in my gym I did not see the CNN news-crawl crawling with the words “another mass shooting.” Is it too much to ask That I don’t bear this knowledge alone That I can tell my husband as soon as I […]
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Theodore Albers, WW II Veteran #MondayBlogs #MemorialDay2019

I wasn’t born yet when my family moved in next to you. My older sister got your heart first. You still had dark hair. You often told me how pleased you were when my family moved in. You never had children of your own. You never married. My family came ready-made for you. Did your […]
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