Root Canal Horror Story

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Even in the best case scenario, a root canal can be a traumatic experience. In the worst case, a root canal gone wrong can affect you for life. A root canal is a dental procedure where the dentist or endodontist …

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Dog Friendly Beaches in the Outer Banks – NOT!

It’s hard to find dog friendly beaches close to us, and we had to drive 12 hours one way for our beach dog vacation. We stayed in Rodanthe, which is in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, also known as …

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Uncle Sam and the Alien Agenda

Have you bought into the conspiracy theory that the government is in bed with the aliens? That not only are there alien bodies and spacecraft hidden away in some government bunker, but that our world leaders are in cahoots with …

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Duking It Out Over Who Owns the English Language

The English language is being ripped to shreds by writers who don’t have a clue how to spell a word or use proper punctuation. I’m not talking about people who write and publish books, I’m talking about the people who …

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Urban Legend: Bad Book Ratings Are Good For Authors

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Someone started a rumor that bad book ratings are good for authors, and whoever started it, went to a lot of trouble to spread the message far and wide. You can’t read a writer’s forum these days without finding this …

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The Problem With Editorial Book Reviews

Nielsen, a company noted for its analyses of consumer trends, reported that 70% of consumers trust online reviews when making the decision to purchase. What does this mean for you as an author? It means that unless you’ve got a …

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Dirty Little Secrets About Bad Book Reviews

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Good books need your help. Seriously. The dirty little secret is that rivals manipulate book ratings to ensure that good ratings are questioned, but bad ratings are getting a free pass, and the authors getting hurt the most are the …

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Mean People Scare the Crap Out Of Me

People scare me. They seriously, totally scare the crap out of me. If the internet is any indicator of what really goes on in a person’s head, then wow. On the internet people don’t have to look you in the …

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Where’s My Piece of the Mail Fraud Settlement?

Recently I wrote Remembering the Mark Eden Bust Developer about a device that I’d purchased back in the late 1970s. Curious as to whether the product was still on the market, and whether it had actually benefitted women, I went …

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Remembering the Mark Eden Bust Developer

As you get older, unsolicited memories pop into your head from long ago. Today, I remembered the Mark Eden Bust Developer. Yes, I bought one back in the late 1970s. Back then I weighed 95 pounds and there just wasn’t …

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