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Inviting Success into my year with the focus of one word. #OneWord365

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in 2014 Projects, 365Project, Cabin Commentary, Poetry and Pros | 3 comments



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365Project: Visual Grace & Gratitude, 2014 Fun, Goals & Plans

Posted by on Jan 1, 2014 in 365Project, Books, Cabin Commentary, Full Moon Bites, News, Photos, Reading, Writing | 1 comment


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Victoria Dougherty: A Cold War Princess with the Sultan’s Slippers – @VicDougherty

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in ASMSG, Authors, Cabin Cooking, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Photos | 2 comments

I have had this interview in my save for an AWESOME DAY for quite some time. Considering this week the Cold War is all over the news (Veteran’s Day and more) I decided today was the AWESOME DAY! I want to welcome one of the sweetest most awesome, fun, festive, exciting, supportive, feel good human beings and authors I have met this year…The original Cold War Princess, Victoria Dougherty


She is pretty fabulous, and she has a very interesting personal story and is well versed at weaving very amazing tales! Welcome Victoria! Sit down, have a cup of coffee and let’s show these folks just how awesome you are!

Oh wait, I really want to stress going and liking her page and trolling through her photos. She posts black and whites and often with some awesome descriptions, for example one of my favorites (we both love noir so I giggled a lot at this)

Cafe Noir: Take sip. Inhale deeply on cigarette. Keep your eye on the guy in the raincoat who keeps looking at you over his newspaper.

Cafe Noir: Take sip. Inhale deeply on cigarette. Keep your eye on the guy in the raincoat who keeps looking at you over his newspaper.


CG – Introduce yourself to the captive audience that you now have before you. (As in tell us something NOT in your bio, give us a dirty little secret not having or having to do with your writing)

If you’ve read my blog, you know I come from the ultimate Cold War family – daring escapes, backyard firing squads, Communist snitches, bowlfuls of goulash, gargoyles, spies, killers and dangerous pursuits.  All of these are part of my recent family history and go a long way in explaining why I write Cold War thrillers.

I also love to drink rye whiskey, will eat anything with butter and cream as ingredients, and have an illogically happy marriage.  I wrote erotica when it wasn’t cool to do so.  I miss Christopher Hitchens every day.  And I’m a devout Catholic.  None of these facts feel contradictory to me.

She is also into black and white photography, goes with the noir soul (as mentioned about) here are a few examples from her site. One is of a bone church which really does exist.

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CG – Is there a genre, other than the one you currently write in, that you wish you could break into? (If you want you can – I would love it if you did – a max flash fiction of no more that 500 with the prompt of “LIGHT” since summer is almost here (Yes this could work with romance, mystery, humour, textbooks on quantum physics.. own it, title it and GO!)

YA! Although I probably have a pretty sick romance in me.

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Are We Walking to Alaska? A special #FourthWallFriday

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Alaska Living, Books, Fourth-Wall Friday, Guest Posts, Photos | 4 comments

“Are we there yet?” “It’s taking so long?” “Is that Rudolf?”

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All cats are sad… sad cat… an apology to my cat

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Crazy Derailment, Fun, Photos | 3 comments

Do you have a Sad Cat? —  Sad Cat Diary by Ze Frank

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Mother Nature has it out for #Fairbanks, AK and me this Spring

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Alaska Living, Cabin Commentary, Photos, Saturday Snapshots | 4 comments

Winter came.. never left.. now where the hell is spring???

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P is for Pond… Amelia Pond #atozchallenge

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in #AtoZChallenge, Cabin Commentary, Entertainment, Nerd Lovin', Photos | 8 comments

P is for PONDForget about Bond… we are here to talk about PondAmelia Pond.

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Mayhem, Numb and Outstanding an #AtoZChallenge Tribute to Boston (M,N. O)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in #AtoZChallenge, Cabin Commentary, Photos, Wordless Wednesday | 12 comments

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Where’s My Tuna?!? (Wordless Wednesday)

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Photos, Wordless Wednesday | 8 comments

Word-less Wednesday


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Alaskan Problems – Wordless Wednesday

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Alaska Living, Photos, Wordless Wednesday | 3 comments

Word-less Wednesday


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