Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).

Death Notice, by Todd Ritter

The small town of Perry Hollow has never seen a murder before, and its first murder is anything but typical. The body is left on the side of the road in a coffin, semi-embalmed, with pennies on the eyes and … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Avalanche

The last few weeks have been difficult. I’m struggling. 1: PTSD. In late August and early September 2014, I went through some of the worst moments of my life. I’ve worked very hard to work through the trauma of those … Continue reading

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First Week of School, and a Note on Perspective

Warning: Long. Today, I begin the second week of this eight-week term at SNHU. I have no plans to do a weekly roundup or anything like that, but since this is my first week at school since leaving UH back … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Favorite Photos of August

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. My photos were quite scarce in August. I hardly went anywhere, and at home I forgot about taking photos much of the time. Many of the photos I chose in my favorites have … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Weeks 23 – 25

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve been well, and that things have been improving in your areas. There’s a lot in this post, as it encompasses three weeks of change and data, so I’ll just say up front (in case you … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – The Answer

I’ve spent the last six years searching for answers. WHY did I suddenly start gaining weight in May 2014? WHY has my weight been steady for over three years now, but will not budge downwards no matter what I do? … Continue reading

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August 2020 in Review

Oh August, how I despise you. Honestly, it wasn’t really too bad this year, but August every year is tough. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always had depression issues in August – perhaps because it’s triple-digit heat most of … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – R.I.P. XV

This year’s Readers Imbibing Peril reading event (RIP XV) is going to be very informal – just a hashtag used on various media platforms, no official challenge website. I can understand this, as running a reading event can be stressful … Continue reading

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Tell Me Lies, by JP Pomare (audio)

This book had it all: an evil villain that was immediately obvious from the very beginning (so obviously it felt like a trick); a narrator who couldn’t spot “obvious” if it bit her nose off and who of course gets … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – A Blessed 90 Minutes

On Sunday, we began the “fall cleaning” process just a little bit early. In Texas, deep cleaning tends to happen in the fall because no one has been able to open the windows for six months due to heat, and … Continue reading

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