Archive for September 2011

Dog finds happiness at Found!

Dog finds happiness at Found!
When you look at Magnum, the 150-pound bulldog mix pictured here, it’s hard to imagine anyone raising a hand against him; actually, it’s hard for me to imagine anyone abusing any dog, much less being dim enough to pick on one that’s their own size. Unfortunately, Magnum was regularly “beaten to a pulp” during the... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: Legless Torso Book Promotion

By Rick Kaempfer I hope everyone goes out to see Kim today at the “What women want” expo. I’m excited for her that she is about to release her second novel “Down at the Golden Coin”. Kim and I have been friends for nearly (cough) 30 years, and we still consider it an incredible coincidence... Read more »

Help the American Cancer Society

Help the American Cancer Society
Come to the “What Women Want” Expo tomorrow! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and I will be there selling and signing copies of my novels, Wish Club and a special “Preview Edition” of my second novel, Down at the Golden Coin. In the spirit of this very PINK women’s... Read more »
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Call of (Jury) Duty 2

My husband has jury duty today and he’s looking forward to it. I know! He says he likes the opportunity to just sit and read while waiting to be called. He doesn’t have to talk to anyone. There won’t be any meetings. He told me with a straight face he might even be able to... Read more »

Farewell to All My Children

No, I’m not throwing all my kids out on the street. Of course I’m talking about the soap opera that goes off the air today. Well, off the air as we know it. Sure, All My Children will be picked up by some cable channel, and will start where ABC left off. But it won’t... Read more »

The Scurvy Bilge Rats

It seems none of the air traffic controllers had heard it was Talk Like a Pirate Day on Monday. Ahoy! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day Or at least, they didn’t let on. Not one “Ahoy” or “Avast” in return. Sigh. So, I just took my “Aaarrrr” and went home.   Thank you for reading... Read more »
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The 24 Hour No-Complaining Challenge

Go ahead, try it. I dare you. Try to go twenty-four hours without complaining. I am incapable. I’ve tried several times. And I don’t consider myself a real, true complainer (you know the type). Although regular readers of my blog may beg to differ, seeing as how I can sometimes rant on for upwards of... Read more »

Ahoy! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy! It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Avast me hearties! Now ye know, today be the day! So, talk like a pirate today. All day. [ Here's why. Here's how.] Because I think we all could use more reasons to smile. And be grateful you’re not an O’Hare controller. Or a Chicago Center controller. Or Minneapolis, Toronto, Montreal or Moncton Center controller.... Read more »

"What Women Want" Expo, Wednesday 9/28

"What Women Want" Expo, Wednesday 9/28
Have you marked your calendar for the What Women Want Expo?  I am the “Headline Guest” (I know, right?) and will be there selling and signing copies of my novel, Wish Club and possibly my second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, as a special ARC Preview Edition. (If the printer gets it done in... Read more »
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Your carpeting is showing

Your carpeting is showing
              Dear Sons, Welcome home. As soon as you’re finished eating (are you ever, really, finished eating?) you need to march right upstairs to your room. I mean, honestly. Have you seen it? The way you left it this morning? There appears to be some carpeting showing in the... Read more »