i’m in love with a gift-hater. Not just a person who is uncomfortable receiving or giving anything, but an actual HATER of any sort of present gifted to him or being gifted by him. If you put it in the context of The 5 Love Languages, gift-giving doesn’t even make the cut. It’s not even […]

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The sign on the bumper sticker said, “Honk if You Love Jesus”. Now, i’ve seen that sticker around, and it got me to thinking about Jesus, and bumper stickers and honking in general. i mean, i think Jesus is a right-on guy. He practiced non-violence, loved everyone regardless of who they were or the stupid […]

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Snow bling

Last night i dreamt about Marie Osmond, the Bling Queen of Country-Pop and Doll Designer Extraordinaire. Which is weird in itself, seeing as how i am truly NOT a Marie fan – being more of an 80’s “buttrock” kinda girl and not an 80’s (70’s?) “airbrushed-pop-look-at-how-sparkly-i-am!!”  kinda girl but nevertheless, Marie made an appearance in […]

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September has been a weird month and it’s only half over. And full of stories. i’ve been traveling quite a bit, which gives me ample time during many modes of transportation to be alone with my thoughts. And without my laptop. So, when brilliance comes my way (and when i say “brilliance”, i mean odd […]

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Sometimes i open my mouth and the sweet vocal chorus of angels flies out and spreads its wings of love and harmony throughout the room, creating peace and a sense of well-being to all who are around me and can hear the amazing and enlightening words of which i speak. Sometimes not. Mostly not. Actually, […]

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This weekend i attended a conference in Baltimore, where one of my favorite authors/people was speaking. i shamelessly weaseled my way into one of her sold-out workshops by offering to bribe her, had a total fanatic-fan moment (there may be a restraining order later), and learned more about the dog-eat-dog world of writing and publishing […]

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Happy Catastrophy has gone international. Like, 31 countries international. Which, is.. COMPLETELY FREAKING AWESOME!! THANK YOU!! US, UK, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Israel (Hello Tel Aviv!) Germany, Finland and more…SO many wonderful new international friends! i was jumping up and down in excitement when i got to the bottom of the list. Vanuatu? At first […]

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Sooooo…..i’m not a website developer. Let’s just put that out there. i’m a writer, a traveler, a rock star and a bit of an artist. But i don’t know jack squat about website development. i do, however know lots of folks who DO know this stuff, but today i didn’t leave this in their hands. […]

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Everyone has gone completely bat-guano eclipse cray cray. While visiting family in Eugene, OR, a couple weeks ago, i noticed that the upcoming eclipse was getting a lot of attention.  Temporary stands were going up selling Solar Eclipse 2017 schwag –  everything from “I Saw Solar Eclipse 2017” t-shirts to water bottles to the oh-so […]

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Living the life of a hitchhiker having been picked up by a car full of clowns – i find myself in a lot of crazy stories.  In fact, i would say that my life is kinda like swinging on monkey bars if the “bars” were wacko, hard-to-believe scenarios that i keep grabbing on for dear […]

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