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Once upon a time—1981 to be exact—Princess Leia (indirectly) saved my life. At that time, I was a poor college student at West Virginia University.

April 23, 2019

Today is Jolebration Day 2019; the day I celebrate and remember my BFF on her birthday. The beloved, wild and zany Johanna Cantrell would have turned 60 today

May 21, 2018

Once upon a time my BFF, Sheila, was a youthful, carefree soul.  But lately I think she's having a Best-Friending Crisis. During our teenaged years, I could count on Sheila to be game for all sorts of mad hijinks.  We once (okay, twice) climbed over the wall of Keith Richards' infamous Redla...

April 23, 2018

Today I Commemorate The Second Annual Jolebration Day; Celebrating the Late, Great, Johannah Cantrell! Today would've been her 59th birthday . . .

April 3, 2018

The Pitchapalooza Experience: Before, During & After Part One: Prepping to Pitch I hate to start a post by tooting my own horn, but I must admit that I was totally prepared to pitch at Pitchapalooza. At least, that's what I thought before I actually, you know, pitched!

March 28, 2018

Last summer, my husband and I made our first trip to Wales and that's when I learned that we have been spelling Wales wrong; I'm pretty sure it is spelled "Wails", but the Welsh don't want any outsiders to know. Allow me to share my newly-obtained, firsthand knowledge about &qu...

March 12, 2018

My husband and I have had more than one skirmish over the dinnerware that has made it's way into our home during our 30+ years of marriage. (Haven't we all?) Our latest conflict was in regards to cutlery (the most dangerous kind of kitchen conflict because it involves sharp, pointy objects).

February 23, 2018

Just like the Rolling Stones, we are looking through the past darkly . . . Well, actually we are looking through the window of the Hampton Coliseum where we first saw the Rolling Stones live in 1978.

January 23, 2018

After finally seeing Blade Runner 2049, I'm pretty sure my BFF is a replicant! For the last few years, I have noticed some strange behavior in my best friend.  First of all, she has begun talking like a robot!  For real!  She even sounds more robot-y than Siri!  On many occasions we have been dr...

January 1, 2018

I'm excited for 2018 for a myriad of reasons. Not the least being that I came across an online rumor that the Rolling Stones were going to perform in Scotland!

December 16, 2017

I have been compiling A Christmas list for my Younger Self.  It is a bittersweet process.  Most of us can remember that Christmas when we didn't get that special thing that we asked for.

October 31, 2017

The Trick or Treat Question of the Day: Is October 31st good for your skin? Answer: YES. (But only if you wore a mask.) See? Look at my glowing skin! Oh wait! That's a TRICK. My mask was the wrong kind of mask. You need a FACIAL mask for glowing skin. But in my case, even a facial mask won&...

October 27, 2017

It's finally happening! James Cameron is back at the helm of the Terminator franchise! AND . . . HE IS BRINGING BACK LINDA HAMILTON AS MY ALL-TIME  FAVORITE HEROINE: SARAH CONNOR! This T6 Update probably isn't news to any of you readers because Cameron announced this new sequel back in Sept...

October 6, 2017

A writer should always be prepared to answer the question: Who is your audience? Personally they resemble the three kindred spirits below who kindly allowed me to snap their photo at the Rolling Stone concert in DC for my own selfish means. I mean blog!

September 12, 2017

I can't take my BFF Sheila anywhere because she can't resist the urge to touch things. Like priceless artwork in museums. Or, apparently, prickly pears. Now according to google; the cure for prickly pear picking-related wounds requires two things; both of which we did not have:  (1.)  Elmer&...

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additional pinches of random life crap

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& life inside my strange houZe (& houZehold)  

As a bonus you'll get all the latest on my book finishing / publishing trials, tribulations + triumphs!

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(like my fellow writers who are currently on the same insane writing & hoping-to-publish journey).


** Contributors To This Blog Will Include Many Of My Numerous Inner Selves **

Inner Fangirl

who reflects my

various forms of fandemonium

Inner Princess

Some say Princess,

some say

drama Queen

Inner Rock Star

We all have one, right?

[Mine just happens to

resemble mick jagger]

Inner child

Who reflects my

girly enthusiasm

[and maturity level]

Inner sarah connor

Who reflects my

relationship with


& social media

[which is to say, I find it

terrifying and I fear it

will someday end life

on earth as we know it]

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