Les Miserables

Arizona Onstage Productions – Les Misérables Review

  I think that one of life’s greatest truths is this:  never attempt to perform anything from Les Misérables unless you can pull it off with surgical precision.  Any time I am forced to suffer through some pageant or high school choir that subjects its audience to a shambling, over-performed rendition of On My Own […]

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Vintage La Strada Shirt

All Hail The Thrift Gods!!

I did a little spontaneous thrifting, this evening.  That is really not a huge shock except that I honestly did not plan to leave the house.  It’s hot and miserable and I haven’t replaced my mascara from the pinkeye debacle.  We only went to two thrift stores, but I write this as giddy as a […]

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Phoenix Comicon 2014!

One of the coolest things about writing books about ghosts is, by far, the fact that I get to go to cool places and do cool things. Such was the case with Phoenix Comicon 2014.  This year, Patrick and I were asked to host a panel called Scare-Izona:  A Travel Guide to Arizona’s Spookiest Spots […]

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Oh, my gosh. So, my hubby was sorting through the documents folder on the computer and found a letter a wrote to my son’s 5th grade teacher.  Not to put too fine a point on it, but I absolutely hated this woman.  She was a horrible teacher and a horrible person.  My son hated her, […]

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Hope Intention Art

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.

Especially if it is from someone who has shaken off their mortal coil. Perhaps I am already oversimplifying the very thing I’ll be showing you on today’s blog, but the idea is that it exists.  I’m sure you already know that I am deeply interested in the entire field of the paranormal.  Not in the […]

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Popping In To Say “Hello!”

I realize that I’m almost completely swallowed whole by this writing ennui and I need to kick my own ass back into gear because I’ve gotten way too comfortable relying on my fall-back-on life and it makes me feel complacent.  My writing muscles have begun to atrophy, so consider this a bit of stretching: I […]

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Dear Arizona:

You suck like a twenty dollar whore. So, Arizona is in the national spotlight, again, for making yet another in a long series of really terrible political moves.  This time it is a bill that would allow business owners to deny service to anyone they *believe* infringes on their religious freedom, which means that refusal […]

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12 Day Of Thriftsmas WINNERS!!!!!!

I do hope everyone is having a splendid Thriftsmas season!  I am certainly enjoying the sunshine pouring in and the sounds of techno mashups eminating from my son’s bedroom.  Totes festive. Anyhoo, I know you are all champing at the bit to find out if you won, and the answer is…YES!!!!  I decided that since […]

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vintage jewelry

12 Days Of Thriftsmas – GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Yes, you read that correctly.  I’m going to give away some sweet, sweet swag and all you have to do is share a link to this blog, or a link to my e-book, Thrift Stories:  Cool Sh!t I Thrifted, or both.  That’s it.  The more places you share it, the more entries you get.  To […]

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I’ll Do Vintage Because I Damn Well Want To…

So, I just read an article (inspired by another article) from a “vintage” website – a huge one that rhymes with “shmeens of shmintage” – that actually tried to peddle some horseshit about how too much nostalgia is bad and people shouldn’t make comments on photos from the 1950s if they don’t know the exact […]

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