Sinus headaches aren’t my friends

I know I owe a post but it isn't going to happen until the head stops pounding so badly I want to chop it off. So here is your chance to give me some ideas about what to write about. I'll check back in later and, hopefully, feel well enough to post. Thanks!


“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” Graham Greene, The end of the Affair, 1951 Hmm. This is one of those statements which has an underlying truth that doesn’t translate terribly well into what humans want. And... Continue Reading →

Invent your own Genre

Men's Action-Adventure Fantasy. This started when my First Reader and I were plotting in the car. It's a favorite way to pass the time while making the trek over the hills and through the woods to Grandmother's House, and yesterday as we were on the way home I started talking about what I'm hoping to... Continue Reading →

Hurts So Good

I dislike holidays during this season of life. Fortunately, this isn’t about holidays. I’m not even sure how to write a writing post about holidays without half a dozen references to Life Day, or Crystal Dragon [deity of choice]. So I won’t. Today, I want to discuss relationships. Relationships are central to any story of... Continue Reading →

The Wagging Tail of Thanks

Being as I am MGC’s Thursday writer, I usually wind up writing something about Thanksgiving. It’s rather expected, me living in the USA and all, and particularly meaningful this year, not least because this is my first Thanksgiving as a citizen. The last two days have demonstrated one of the other things I’m very thankful... Continue Reading →

And be a Dog

What a long, strange trip it's been. I don't remember Sad Puppies 1.  I'm not saying I wasn't aware of it, or didn't follow it.  I'm saying that I was then so ill that I could barely remember my name from week to week. Sad Puppies 2 I somehow -- and d*mned if I remember... Continue Reading →


It has been quite some time since I have felt the need to rip apart someone else's blog post. Well, except when it comes to politics. Usually, I can step away from a blog I don't agree with, telling myself that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. However, yesterday my attention was... Continue Reading →

Post is coming

There will be a post later this morning. I apologize for the delay but this one is going to take time and a functioning brain -- which means more coffee. Drop back by in a couple of hours. It should be up by then. --Amanda

Rules and Roolz

‘Now rules are for the protection of the people…’ Sometimes I think we’ve lost sight of why we have laws and rules. Given that if you put any two or more politicians close proximity to each other, and suddenly the dratted things breed in a fashion that makes rabbits look like celibates, well, we’re rapidly... Continue Reading →

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