Monthly Archives: April 2016

LIFE STAGES: WHEN YOUR KITTY GETS SICK

Good news! Cats are living longer now. Better food and living conditions, keeping cats indoors, and an improved general understanding of cats have all played their part in stretching a normal cat’s life from 12 to 16 and even up … Continue reading

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DOG-FIGHTING OUR WAY INTO HEAVEN

  Michael Vick did us a favor. Us being the faction of society that believe harming an animal is as wrong as harming a person; that those capable of bringing hurt to animals are more likely to do the same … Continue reading

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Cats Wander Plains After Tornado, by Catwoods (REBLOGGED)

Here is the link to a wonderful story of personal tragedy and wandering cats. Thank you, Catwoods! “Madame Curious, feral of flatland. She’s a gorgeously marbled classic tabby: The tall trees all went down in the tornado, on April 27th, 2011 … Continue reading

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BOOK GIVEAWAY for COPY CATS by Mollie Hunt

I’m running an Amazon Giveaway for Copy Cats, #2 in my Crazy Cat Lady mystery series. Beginning today, April 22, and running through April 26, you can get Copy Cats free. From the back cover: If your cat told you there … Continue reading

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Populating Fiction By Elizabeth Engstrom

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to take a workshop with Elizabeth Engstrom at the Oregon Writers Colony Annual Conference. I always look forward to the conferences at the historic Sylvia beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. They are all different, … Continue reading

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ALZHEIMER’S: MEMORY AS WATER

**If you have a loved one with dementia and you don’t have time to read this blog, skip to the end links for invaluable information on how you – the friend, family member, or caregiver – can survive this insidious … Continue reading

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LESSON FROM THE 107 YEAR OLD MAN

Today would have been  my father’s 107th birthday. He was German. He risked his life to leave Berlin and come to New York City during Hitler’s rise to power. When the U.S. entered World War II, he joined the American army … Continue reading

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DREAMLAND POEMS 1 & 2

Dreamland 1 Dreams float just beneath the surface, obscured by the reflections of today.     Dreamland 2 Dreams linger at the edge of my consciousness like scenes in my peripheral vision as I speed along the road:   When … Continue reading

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