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Twenty-one used to be a bigger event but now you can drive at sixteen, vote at eighteen, and drink at nineteen (in these parts) so twenty-one has gotten shoved down the ranks of “important” birthdays. But thing will always be true. No matter which birthday it is, March 4th will […]

Happy 21st Birthday, Curly


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It’s Guitar Hero’s 27th birthday today. When we went out to buy his birthday cake of choice (a Dairy Queen ice cream cake), we asked him if he wanted anything written on it. He replied in his usual droll fashion: “How about Happy Birthday, Princess.” So…as is usual for this […]

Happy Birthday “Princess”


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Four years and 1124 posts later, I’m still here. And I’m published, with three books already out and two more releasing in a few months. Color me surprised. My first post was about my decision to jump into the deep end of the publishing pool, to put my writing out […]

Happy 4th Blog Birthday



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1991Hmm, no curls there.Okay, so Gizmo Guy has a few curls, but Curly wasn’t Curly back then. 1992Ah! There they are! 1993   1993 1996 They’re still there, but they’re harder to find now 2006 Can you believe how much he grew that year? And what the heck happened to […]

Curly’s evolution


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  It was twenty-five years ago today … *sigh* You’re now a quarter-century old. Ho boy, does that ever make me feel old … This lovely little baby above has become a leather-chap-wearing, helmet-wearing, motorcycle-riding grown-up below.   And in honor of the gift GH brought us last week (Spike […]

Happy Birthday, Guitar Hero


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Happy Birthday, Gizmo Guy! Yup, Gizmo Guy’s birthday is a Friday the Thirteenth this year. His “bad luck” started yesterday. You see I told him I’d take him out for lunch this afternoon, but his job got busy and he got called out of town so no restaurant lunch for […]

Happy Birthday, GG (treats for all!)



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Those of you who aren’t writers may see a lot of authors talking about NaNo or NaNoWriMo for the next month. November is National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write an entire novel in the month – or to be technically correct, to write 50,000 words in a […]

NaNo, NaNo, part deux


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You thought I’d already had my birthday? Nope. Today’s the day. THE day. I wish I could put up a baby picture of me from “back then” but this is the best I can do – this is me in 1964. Yup, I lived in the days before color existed. […]

Today’s Guest blogger is … Leah!


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Yup, we have another birthday girl in the house! (And you thought the birthday bash was just for me, didn’t you?) Happy Birthday Morgan Ashbury. Not only has she written twelve books for Siren Bookstrand, but Morgan also pens the thought provoking articles “Wednesday’s Words” that appear on many Yahoo […]

Morgan Ashbury – In Full Bloom



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Yes, just seven days ago I posted a birthday blog, but that was for Guitar Hero. Today’s birthday celebration is for Curly who turns 18 today. Eighteen! OMG, I still think of him as this age: The weather is much nicer than the night he was born – sunny, as […]

Happy B’Day Curly!


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Happy birthday, not-so-little-boy Didn’t Leah just write a blog like that? you’re asking. Yup, my two boys’ birthdays are exactly one week (and six years) apart. Well, except on Leap Years. *blushes* I forgot it was leap year and wished him Happy Birthday yesterday. Whoops! It was seventeen years ago […]

Seventeen Years ago today …


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Unfortunately I don’t have a gift for rhyme that Red Garnier has so, I didn’t write a lovely poem like she wrote for her husband on their anniversary. (That’s right, Red, make all the rest of us look bad!) So Gizmo Guy, I know you’ve not been looking forward to […]

Happy Birthday, Gizmo Guy