Catholic Girl's Blog
- Miami/Phuket/London, Florida,
- December 31
- Ghost Writer Extraordinaire
- Blue Bead Publications
- "I'm the greatest little hoper that ever lived."
MY RECENT POSTS
- I Do Not Suffer Gurus Lightly
October 03, 2013 11:55AM
- The Mermaid Plague 2
June 25, 2013 10:30PM
- The Mermaid Plague
June 21, 2013 08:46PM
- Please Help Me Select a Title
for My Novel
June 17, 2013 09:37PM
- When Does Faith Happen?
June 14, 2013 02:13PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “OB- When I started
getting nervous pulling up to
in the car, I knew
October 05, 2013 01:21PM
- “J-I still cannot believe
he invited me to do anything
OB-That is the
October 04, 2013 09:47AM
- “I teach my students that
you can never tell anyone they
wrong, you can only
October 04, 2013 09:42AM
- “I wish I could do
something like that.”
October 04, 2013 09:41AM
- “We must focus on diet in
America. It is killing
October 04, 2013 09:39AM
- New list
My parents and guests are discussing the Omakis. Most Ticans will only discuss foreigners after a few drinks. Champagne emanates from the room. Father and The Diego discuss their business dealings with Omakis. I know we have to allow some outside business in, but these men a/… Read full post »
My editor feels that the tentative title for my debut novel, Mermaid, is not intriguing. So I wanted to ask my fellow OSers for their input. Please tell which title jumps out at you.
In short the story is about a girl who comes of age during a plague on… Read full post »
I have been running my ghostwriting business since I knew my position at work was going to be terminated. It has been quite the learning experience. There are some demanding people who want their pieces just so. A few Friday nights were spent just placating one client who would inevitably… Read full post »
I was unemployed for exactly one day, if you don't count Saturday and Sunday. By Monday I had a second interview and a job offer by 4 pm. It was such a relief and the new school will give me more freedom to teach. All levels of middle school Literature… Read full post »
Here is a brief list and I am quite sure it will not be p.c.
1. Atheists and Evangelicals-I don't care about your beliefs, if I did I would actually listen.
2. Hipsters-Purposely wearing ugly clothes is so 1990s when I did it right the first time.
3. Parents who… Read full post »
Yesterday on my way back from sushi my neighbor I saw a woman lying on the the sidewalk next to Sunset Drive, a very busy street in suburban Miami. We pulled over and called the cops. I was absolutely positive she was in the process of passing over. Her pants were… Read full post »
The elitist day school I work at is not renewing my contract because they are doing away with my position. Instead, they are hiring an ESOL teacher to corner the market on wealthy Venezuelans coming int… Read full post »
I am a spiritual user and admitting it is the first step. Through my travels, I have come across so many wonderful people who taught me meditation: nuns, monks, old psychics who reeked of cat pee/cigarettes. All of them told me the same thing, "Do not be afraid, be patient." I… Read full post »
I have been in the process of changing jobs and launching my own ghost writing business. Things that normally wouldn't bother me leave me with a flood of anxiety. In the beginning, even sitting still left me with tears. Now after weeks of torment, I am beginning to… Read full post »
The world has seemed to have gone crazy. Bombs at marathons and the world watches as Boston is shut down. Two bothers are responsible for the deaths and maiming of many. A murdered young boy is one the other side awaiting justice. It is something we Americans cannot stomach: killing forthe… Read full post »
It is barely seven o'clock in the morning on a relatively chilly (70 degrees) Sunday. I am cozy in my bed having stayed in the night before to avoid the constant stream of wannabees out in the street either asking for too much or nothing at all while… Read full post »
I have been having a rough time of it in 2013. After my sister's accident, I hoped to never see stitches or drains again. The first day of spring break I had a massive panic attack coming home from seeing a client. I was hyperventilating and pacing. Something… Read full post »
I have decided to stop tutoring and start ghostwriting. Tutoring is great if you can find it, but those offerings have slowed to a trickle for me. However, the area of ghostwriting may be my new calling. Today, in fact, I had my first official client.
Pierre called me… Read full post »
Work has been quite challenging lately. I had a suggestion to take my personality out of my classroom culture. I tend to have a strong personality and normally I have no interest in other’s opinions about my life. This time, I had to listen. It was a long drive home after… Read full post »
Always being the new girl takes its toll. You want to be readily accepted, but eventually settle for not being ridicule… Read full post »
“…A family…is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.”
-Samuel Johnson, 1759
Love/anxiety/abuse may fall into a strange dance when there is no one there for guidance. This may go on for generation… Read full post »
When you do not grow up within a cohesive family unit, you are doomed to search the world for comfort. Almost all of us have either been in a car accident or narrowly avoided one. Unfortunately, my sister was almost killed in a car accident recently. My middle sister was… Read full post »
1. Do not watch a fire, put it out.
2. Better to talk with your hands than your mouth.
3. A girl cannot stay seventeen forever.
4. Hardships may break your back, but let it not your spirit.
5. A bloodberry a day keeps the sickness under the waves.
6.… Read full post »
Tax increases and spending cuts.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the fiscal cliff. The problem is most people do not know what it is. It is really quite simple, but it branches off into a variety of tangents that… Read full post »
I came of age during the late 90s grunge period. Flannel for the non-Seattle weather I was not experiencing in Miami and carb loading vegetarianism are my fondest memories. Rock stars were activists and monogamous. Teenage angst took on poetic proportions. I would hear trite lines like drugs are bad… Read full post »
I have been writing a book for what seems like half of my adult life. The hardest part has been revising just as other writers warned me. I doubted it at first, especially when struggling to master dialogue and tense symmetry. I have sent my book out twice and instead of… Read full post »
Forgiveness is the modern equivalent of snake oil. Dazzled believers feel cured while skeptics are pushed to the back of the crowd. As social animals, we have to protect the group dynamic sometimes at the cost of the individual. In some cases, there is nothing left to do. All the shouting… Read full post »