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The Mystery of the Missing Writer on the Verge

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been missing. Well, part of it is to be blamed on perimenopause. I can’t remember anything… including the password to this site or the email I used to create it. Today I finally broke the code and made it back.

I have also been working like a crazy person. I write. I write words with grammar and punctuation for other people. For a fee, I will put them in order. I have been working a lot.

I also have a website. http://www.wotverge.com. I’d hyperlink it, but I’m in the quick draft and for some reason this thing won’t open a new post for me. Yes, I am being abused by WordPress. First I’m locked out, and now I can’t use the actual editor. Is this a sign?

I suppose I should figure out how to move this stuff over there, but considering my incredibly huge deficiency in WP knowledge, perhaps that’s a bad idea and you should just go there. I’m behind on blogging there, too. But on LinkedIn I’m mostly not behind. Kind of. But you can just look for me. How many people have my name? Wait. Do you know my name? Oh, this is ridiculous.

*sigh*

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Oh, Hi There

In case you think I’ve been sitting here watching The Walking Dead and not reading at all… you’d be partially right. I HAVE been watching The Walking Dead AND American Horror Story Asylum, but I’ve been reading as well. I have some catching up to do!

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Seriously? Stop Craptastic Commenting

Commenting on a blog just so your link shows up is annoying and ridiculous. I’ve had to change my settings to have to approve every comment now, which is not especially fun and definitely not what I wanted to do. Don’t you spammers have something better to do like experiment with self immolation and posthumously posting it on YouTube? 

Geez, you spammers are worse than clowns. And I HATE clowns.

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Neglecting my Book Duties?

Sorry, folks. I have been extremely busy with work and with one child graduating from High School.

I will take this moment to apologize and to add that I have given in to reading the Fifty Shades trilogy, if only so I can mock them properly. If I read the word thrust one more time I may hurl. But I will treat you to a nice review… maybe not nice. Soon. As soon as I slog through the last one.

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DBT – Books I Never Thought Would Help Me

Within the next few days I will be posting information about some books I have read recently about Dialectical Behavior Therapy and its use in the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression. I have a read several books and if you suffer from any of these problems, this may just be a post you don’t want to miss.

 

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Can We Talk Shakespeare?

I can. My son is reading Hamlet for English and can’t make any sense of it. He haltingly read a brief passage aloud and slammed the book shut with frustration. I took it from him, and in my most regal voices with fake English accents, read the passage he just had. And with a little prodding, he “got it”.

He planned to resort to a modern translation, which would work if tests, essays, and homework could rely on the translated copy. But they won’t. And thus, he must read the Bard’s words.

Sometimes all it takes is reading aloud with some inflection and the appropriate dialectical sounds to clarify meaning. I’ve always loved reading aloud, especially accents – my kids were particularly fond of my “Hagrid” – so it seems that I will be reading Hamlet with him, aloud. We will discuss it… and he will hopefully gain some understanding and respect for Shakespeare and I will get to relive the glorious days when my children enjoyed being read to….

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MIA Blogger

I’ve been fortunate to be hired for several freelance jobs recently, plus my kids are home for the summer… I’m behind, but I’ll catch up. I promise.

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MIA

Yes, I’ve been MIA, and I do apologize. I’ve been recovering from surgery, dealing with tendinitis, dragging the kids all over hell and creation, and basically fretting over not getting housework done. I promise to be back as soon as I’m able with some new mini-reviews!

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MIA

I haven’t disappeared completely… in case you were worried. I had surgery on my cervical spine. Really – tons of fun. Lots of meds. If not for the actual surgery it would have been a blast.

Anyway, I’m recovering and exhausted and taking pain meds that make me want to snooze all the time so I’m bumbling through Jonathan Kellerman’s latest book. I’ll keep you posted… next time I regain consciousness.

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Bloglovin’

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As some of you know, one of my regular job entails reviewing websites and right now I’m checking out bloglovin’. Go ahead. Follow me there… see what you think and let me know in the comments.

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