Category Archives: Health, Wellness, Lifestyle

ANXIETY: PANDORA’S BOX UNLEASHED

Put on your softies, your fuzzy slippers. Make a cup of chamomile tea and find your “safe” place. Turn on your go-to zone-out show, and while it loads, listen to my story of anxiety: I suffer with General Anxiety Disorder. … Continue reading

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PRESENTERS – THE HEART OF THE CWA CONFERENCE

  Though fun and important, there is more to putting on a successful conference than great swag and awards. In my last post, IT TAKES A VILLAGE – THANK YOU, CWA CONFERENCE SPONSORS! I listed the numerous companies who backed … Continue reading

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IT WAS THE THIRD OF JUNE, ANOTHER SLEEPY, DUSTY DELTA DAY…

  It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day. I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was balin’ hay…   Today is June third, and when an online friend posted those lyrics on Facebook, the enigmatic … Continue reading

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GRIEF AND THE CIRCLE GAME

****Warning: This is not a happy post. Art by Qakie   I’ve been off the grid. You may have noticed, but probably not. That’s okay. If you’re anything like me, social media is a constant, incoming tide of information, ideas, … Continue reading

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MY LIFE IN CATS

How does someone end up a sixty-six-year-old cat lady? I think it was destined, because some of my earliest memories are of cats. This is Two and me in 1958. He was the cat I was going to marry. Two … Continue reading

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SALE AND GIVEAWAY for PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP

Now through July 6th get the Kindle version of Placid River Runs Deep for only 2.99 and enter to win a giveaway print copy of the book! Independence Day! Nobody does it up better than a small rural town. Ember Mackay needs … Continue reading

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THREE PICTURES

  I’m looking at a picture of my parents. My father in a plaid shirt and turtleneck, standing arms across his chest, smiling. My mother sitting, outside somewhere, the green of grass for background. Legs crossed ladylike, cigarette in hand. … Continue reading

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THE EXTREMELY PROVOCATIVE “HAT-WITH-CAT-EARS” QUESTION

  Warning: This post deviates from my usual subject matter and will be offensive to some. If it bothers you, please skip this blogpost and come back next time for more book news and romps with cats. I promise neither … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Cat, by Mary Nielsen

When Mary Nielsen approached me with “10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Cat”, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Then she told me she had created the infographic to motivate more people to adopt cats instead of buying them, … Continue reading

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Lynley Cannon’s FRIDAY FELINE FACTS & FANCIES, Pet Partners

  Lynley Cannon, star of the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, is often referred to as a crazy cat lady herself, but when it comes to the feline species, this sixty-something cat shelter volunteer knows her stuff. Check here … Continue reading

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