Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help

Deborah Carney of BookGoodies often shares on their newsletters some of the best news and tidbits you’ve read on this blog. Back in 2012, she lost everything in Hurricane Sandy. This taught her a lot about how organizations and the government don’t help...

Mary Natalie: The Baby. The Legend. The Photos.

Since you all enjoyed my post on Mary Natalie so much the other day, I thought I’d share some proper photos of her. After the previous one, I hope she keeps this in mind when it’s time to ship me off to that home… If these look lovely, let me caution...

Mister Phlegmatic Meets the Baby

Dedicated to my blonde author friend, Lucy,  this post was inspired by a friend commented that I was rather phlegmatic in my approach to the new baby. I wasn’t sure what she meant, as, in fact, I feel ecstatic about it. So, I looked it up. The word comes from...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone! Or, if you prefer, Seasons’ Greetings (not to be confused with Season’s Greetings). Merry Christmas! Join the #UnplagChallenge and guess 10 Christmas storiesPowered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This Instead of a card, I thought...

Help Support an Author Friend

As you know, I normally refrain from troubling you with petitions and causes. However, I now have a special request for you concerning my author friend, Christopher, aka Dracul Van Helsing. I have been following his blog and reading his excellent, thought-provoking...

Writers, Bibliotheraphy and Psychiatric Disorders

There may be an overlap between the genetic components of creativity and those of some psychiatric disorders, according to a new study that came to my attention courtesy of the Passive Guy. In the study, researchers looked at genetic material from more than 86,000...

Moving to a Self-hosted Solution

Hello everyone, This is to let you know that, after a lot of deliberation, I’ve decided to move to a self-hosted solution. I apologize in advance if this causes a temporary inconvenience to any of you. Normal service will resume on the 31st, with my Halloween...