Monthly Archives: February 2012

YA books

I’ve had a couple of people read my book and be surprised that they liked it because they never read YA. I think people think YA books are kiddie books, and they just aren’t. My mom was two books into the … Continue reading

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Plastic teachers update

Sometimes when you comment about bad teachers, I think good teachers think you’re talking about all teachers. Fact is, there are bad and good teachers, and bad and good cops, and bad and good parents, and bad and good editors. … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: Plastic teachers

I just read the weirdest thing on Roadrunner: In Buffalo, teachers get free plastic surgery. So do other public workers, like cops and firemen. The union contracts have allowed this for about 40 years. No deductibles. It costs the school … Continue reading

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Stuck here in the middle

I don’t intend for this blog to get political, but do you ever feel like you’re just Mr. or Ms. Average, surrounded by a sea of other Mr. and Ms. Averages, but on TV all you see is Mr. Left … Continue reading

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Love notes

My love notes are not about loving the person they are addressed to. They are about what I would love that person to do. For example, in my bathroom, I have multiple notes. One says, “Don’t use hand towel to dry … Continue reading

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The Friday Rant: I’m not very forgiving

I have to tell you, I’m not always a forgiving person. With little things — my husband’s comments about my chicken the other day (he said he drank two glasses of Cool-Aid, one sip of his drink for every bite of the, … Continue reading

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School bullying

Bullying is a subject I always have strong feelings about. All three of my kids have been bullied. It just seems to be rampant through our schools anymore — gay kids hounded into suicide, geeks hounded into terrible acts, lonely … Continue reading

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