Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sniffle, Sneeze, Cough, Kill Me Now Season

Ahhh, autumn! Cooler weather. Cheap chocolate. Fall foliage. The sniffles. Uh, yep, it’s almost cold and flu season. Everyone’s favorite time of the year, I’m sure. Which means it is time to face the medicine cabinet (insert shrieks of horror … Continue reading

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Decorating for Halloween

Yes, it is my favorite time of year. The weather is cooler (below 100F) and the cactus leaves (that would be thorns to you outsiders) start to change color. Okay, I made the last part up. For the most part, … Continue reading

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Boogity, Boogity, Boo!

Yes, today’s topic is about the boogieman/bogeyman/bogieman/boogeyman. You know the hideously horrible creature that wears a leisure suit and has a gold medallion tucked into its pelt of chest hair. Often accompanied by the syncopated beat of Disco, this monster … Continue reading

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Contagious Behavior

Surprise! This isn’t about how disease is spread from one person to another. This is about how what we do effects others. I don’t think anyone would argue that panic is contagious. But experts agree that for panic to set … Continue reading

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See a penny, pick it up…

On our walk this morning, I happened to spy a shiny object in my path. I managed to slow Mr. Bear to a sedate pace (his normal pace being a run or a dead stop and sniff)and checked the sparkly … Continue reading

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Knock, knock. Who’s There? Tommy.

Like a lot of people, I first heard of Tommyknockers from Stephen King’s book and the miniseries based on it. Then I promptly forgot about it until we went on a hard-rock mine tour at the old Hundred Gold Mine … Continue reading

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Like a Virgin-Not

I love Madonna, but this is not a blog about her music (although she is on my MP3 player). So what exactly is this blog about? Well, I went to my thoughtful spot and thought and thought and thought… You … Continue reading

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How Deviant Are You?

I watched TedTalks this weekend and one of the lectures was on the Psychology of Evil by Philip Zimbardo. I’d seen a program Dr. Zimbardo had done some months ago on a ground-breaking study about human behavior done in the … Continue reading

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Researching Redaction

In many an author interview, I get asked how I research my novels. The short answer is that I do it wrong. I’ve been to enough lectures, workshops and classes to know this. But I’m stubborn and refuse to change. … Continue reading

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Button, Button, my kingdom for a frickin button!

Yes,  I sew–by hand and by machine. Sewing is one of those freaky things I do to relax, until I’m doing it, then I find it aggravating. So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I would have buttons. In fact, … Continue reading

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