The unspoken consequences from the SCOTUS’s decision on same sex marriage from the bottom of my heart

Many Americans are opposed to same sex marriage in spite of the Supreme Court’s recent decision. No law can crawl inside someone’s brain and make them feel differently about something. That’s known as mind-control and I don’t think we’ve gotten that far, yet. Everyone has their opinion on the topic. As for me, I have […]

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Do We Really Need to Keep Mammals and Animals in Captivity?

I didn’t always think about animals in captivity.  But in the past few years I have become more aware of what I now believe to be very wrong.  And my previous indifference has been replaced with a desire to free these animals, be they sea or land creatures.  Knowing that in many instances God’s wonderful gift to humanity spends time in a depressed […]

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The Art of Formatting Your Work for Self-Publishing

Besides feeling a sense of pride and achievement in completing a book that was published, I can pat myself on the back when I consider the fact that I self-published A Sight Worth Feeling.  One aspect of self-publishing that is integral in the process is the formatting of the manuscript which must comply with the seller’s formatting requirements:  […]

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Path of the Bullet, Released Today, December 1, 2014!

It’s official! You could read a fictional genre authored by me and featured within the pages of fellow author and friend, Tim Baker’s latest book, Path of the Bullet, released December 2014. Tim has numerous fictional writings in both e-book and hard copy formats that are worth reading. My story is part of a collection […]

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Manhatten Special “Ouie” or Craving

If you’re older than 50 and have lived in or still live in the Tri-state area, NY, NJ, CT, you know what a Manhattan Special is. Earlier today, out of nowhere, a bottle bearing the Manhattan Special logo flashed before my eyes and I suddenly had a craving for one.  I don’t know if it […]

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Quality, not Quantity (reading your work)

It was another glorious evening at The Beach House Beanery this third Tuesday of May.  Fifteen authors/singers presented their material at our monthly Inspired Mic.  As usual, we only got six minutes to woo our audience. One reader was a technical writer for a gazillion years, so I knew he can put words together to make […]

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To all you Generation “X” and “Y” Members. If I can do it, they can do it, I’m talking about your parents and grandparents!

Hi, I have a blog and love it! I’m a babyboomer and have worked my way up, down, and through the caverns of blogging to teach myself how to blog.  Although my blogging skills are not quite there yet, I’m progressing.  Unfortunately, I fear I am in the minority when it comes to my generation.  So, […]

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Ode to a Vietnam Vet

Thought about saying this for nearly thirty years and with Memorial Day coming up I knew I would be acting on it. I’ve continued reading at the monthly “Inspired Mic Nights” at the Beach House Beanery and loving it.  I’m reading this on Tuesday, hope everyone likes it. Ode to a Vietnam Vet, by Gi Marie Arena I’m Sorry. […]

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INSPIRED MIC NIGHT at The Beach House Beanery, Flagler Beach

08/2013 Hey Everyone, I read at my first “Inspired Mic” night last night.  I was the penultimate speaker so the wait was killing me.  When my time was almost due, I sat in a chair on the side waiting and listening to the speaker who was before me.  She actually calmed me and the thumping of my heart could no […]

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A Sight Worth Feeling (Excerpt from Chapter One)

July, 2008 “So, doctor, you’re comfortable with the decision to wait and watch?” He nodded and at the same time replied, “Yes”. I knew from past experience that sometimes under stress we can misinterpret information that is told to us.  So, before leaving his office; I questioned him once again just to confirm that I heard […]

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