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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day.  When I was young there was one kind of mother.  The kind who doesn’t work, who wears pearls in the kitchen, and gives all the right answers.  Most of us, however, didn’t grow up that way.  I grew up with an adoptive mother who worked and didn’t wear pearls in the kitchen, and

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“Oh, my God, I sound like my mother.”

I was just sitting here sharpening my pencils to a fine point and putting an eraser on the tip, even though the attached erasers hadn’t been touched.  This is an idiosyncrasy with me, a habit.  It was borne in college.  Like most writer people, I have been bad at math all my life.  Pencils reminded

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Sickness, Brains, and Everything Else

As you have probably discovered already, I am not a would-be goth, longing to be a vampire but very much sunk in the mud of normal life.  I can be goth.  I answered my door last Halloween in a blood-red full-length cloak, dead make-up, and I didn’t say a word.  Totally creeped the kids out.

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My Favorite Authors and Other Rants

Hello, I am busy trying to get my website figured out.  My web maven, Erika, says that I can do this.  Being severely computer challenged (though not as bad as my mother — love ya, Mom) I am happy one day when everything works out nicely and ready to throw my machine out the door

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Welcome

Blog.  I don’t know why but I’ve always disliked that word.  It sounds to be like blaaaaag and I have read some really distressing — and boring — blogs.  Well, why not?  Everything you’re interested in, I won’t be and vice-versa.  Take my husband, for example.  He’s a great guy, none better.  But he loves

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Naomi Brett Rourke is the pen name for the author, teacher, and theatre director living in near the beach with her husband Tim. She has three children, three step-children, seven grandchildren, three cats, a dog, and a tortoise. When not writing, she can be found with a book in her hand, very often reading two or three at a time, with murder mysteries and horror being her favorites.

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