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Good News . . .or Book 2!

For a while now, I’ve been hanging out with this really quirky, death-obsessed girl.  She lives down the street from a cemetery, talks to Emily Dickinson’s corpse, and she’s got a pretty major secret. Yeah, she’s pretty cool. And now, … Continue reading

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ARCs are cool.

So, yeah, I have ARCs *shrugs*.  It’s cool, it’s cool.  I’m not freaking out or anything.  I’m totally fine.  I’m totally cool. But, um, guys . . .  I HAVE ARCS! WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, REAL LIFE ARCS!  SEE?!  Aren’t they great? … Continue reading

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My Jo March Moment

So, a few weeks ago I received in the mail a thick, beautiful package.  It was hefty and I have to tell you, I’d been waiting years and years for that package. Some background: In seventh grade, I heard that … Continue reading

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Not So Rebellious Rebels Without A Cause

This is not an endorsement for smoking . . .it just has a lot of smoking in it. In high school, my friends and I used to hang out in downtown Orlando on weekend nights because there just wasn’t much … Continue reading

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My Wonder Years/Stand By Me Moments

Yesterday, I observed my dad and sister whispering back and forth to each other.  I also noticed how they suddenly stopped, the way people do when they’re talking about you, whenever I got close. I knew something was up but … Continue reading

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The Barometer

I grew up in a blue collar neighborhood.  My dad left super early in the morning, drove a truck all day, and made his way back from the city to the suburbs of Long Island well into late evening.  He … Continue reading

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MIXED CEREAL

The other day, my kids requested Frosted Flakes with Cookie Crisp and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  This is a bad idea on so many levels.  First, can we say SUGAR?  And SUMMER VACATION=HOME ALL DAY WITH ME?  And uh, SUGAR?!  Not … Continue reading

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