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I’m offically a Space Cadet

One evening on my way to a bar in the late seventies, I saw a UFO. I know, “On your way to a bar? Really?” Yes, I hadn’t had a single drop of alcohol…yet. It made such an impression that I used the bar’s phone (pre-every-teenager-owning-a-mobile-phone) to […]

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I hope you dance (like a frog)

Recently, fourteen new species of dancing frogs were discovered in southern India, bringing the total known species of dancing frogs in India to twenty-four. Think about that. Think about the number of species? No. Think about dancing frogs. Doesn’t that put a smile on your face? The […]

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Cocaine: Another good reason to buy your domain name now!

Is this the author of the Aspen Moore Novels? A few weeks ago my twitter handle was @authorkelly. I decided it didn’t say enough about me as there are probably hundreds of authors with either the first or last name of Kelly.  What I needed was to […]

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What’s Under the Snow?

The mean temperature to date for the St. Louis, MO area in 2014 is -3° (Alert: That’s a negative, not a dash!). Luckily we didn’t break the record for the coldest day in St. Louis history, which was blessed upon our ancestors in 1884.  The temperature back […]

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Things I never thought I’d learn…

As some of you may know I am addicted to competitive cooking shows, many of which are found on the Food Network.  Alton Brown hosts several of my favorites, including Cutthroat Kitchen (if you haven’t seen this show, it is worth a look.  You will watch chefs […]

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I’m in Love with a Green Banana!

21.  The number of days I have gone without sugar.  No white sugar, brown sugar, agave nectar, honey, high fructose syrup, sugar substitutes, or fruit!  Well, not all fruit.  I had lemons, limes, a couple of green granny smith apples, and green bananas! Prior to the holidays, […]

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My Head Hurts

The chaos that surrounds my workspace is not responsible for making my head hurt (although, if I posted a full view image of my desk you’d see why it might be a contender!). Actually, it was a blog related situation that set off the exploding neurons. You […]

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It’s the idioms fault

My friend, author Pam Devoe, and I have challenged one another to blog every Friday. I met that goal two weeks in a row and then suddenly a simple idiom caused me to falter. Idioms are interesting; their meaning is different than the words themselves. Although, the […]

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Surrounded by luck (or Who left my force field in the “up” position?)

I’ve always considered myself a lucky person.  A parking space opens up just when I need it, an unexpected check shows up in the mail just when the bank account started looking low, the only cool day in August ends up being the exact day we have […]

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12 days of procrastination

Happy Holidays! Procrastination is an art form and it is because of this art that I have yet to complete Borrowed Time, the second book in the Aspen Moore series.  I will complete the book. I am making sure of it, by gearing up for my New […]

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