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May 04

Seeing Things, Part 2: Why I Started Writing

Dear Blog Friends, As I mentioned on Monday, I’m about to embark on a journey, of sorts, at the end of which I will hopefully answer the question “Have I been put on this earth purely to serve as a warning to others?” ┬áNow I’m going to tell you a little about why. Wait. Maybe …

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Apr 18

Book Review: Happy Gloves

Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves by Miyako Kanamori I really wanted to like this book, because it would be a great project for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and knit gloves are on sale for 50 cents a pair at Target this time of year. The book has brightly colored photos …

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Mar 24

Book Review: Year of the Cock

Year of the Cock: The Remarkable True Account of a Married Man Who Left His Wife and Paid the Price by Alan Wieder I should find it ironic that the memoir of a man who produces reality television should read so much like a reality tv show itself. As with the worst of unscripted television, …

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Jan 19


I made this crown so that my kids would have something fun to play with, since they often like to play princesses and queens and whatnot. I used a technique given to me by a costumer at Westercon to make brigandine armor. I’m sorry to say I forgot which costumer told me this, but I …

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Jan 14

Review: Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher This book is basically the written version of a stand-up comedy/memoir of Carrie Fisher. She talks about being the daughter of famous parents (Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher) about having her parents’ marriage broken up by Liz Taylor (If you’re going to have a homewrecker destroy your marriage, why not …

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