Another Video Reading This Time About Animals

Posted by Kristine M Smith on Monday, December 11, 2017 Goooooood morning, Friends!   I video-recorded another couple of excerpts on Facebook’s LIVE Video interface yesterday. Just sitting there, above, it looks like a mess, but if you click on it, you’ll see that it recorded very well this time–no audio delays, hiccups or hitches.…

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Whew! What a Whirlwind Year It Has Been

Where has the year gone? What a whirlwind year it has been!   And what do I have to show for it?   Two new books… Womb Man: How I Survived Growing Up in a Booby-Trapped World  Become Shamelessly, Fearlessly YOU:How to Stop Hiding in Plain Sight Find out more about them under the BOOKS…

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Hear Me Reading Excerpts from ‘Floating Around Hollywood’

Tonight I recorded videos of me reading excerpts from ‘Floating Around Hollywood’ in response to a request I received while I was at lunch with a longtime friend this afternoon. The Facebook video interface is kind of glitchy, as you’ll see. The middle one is the best recording. Facebook seems to have behaved commendably during…

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Systemic Racist & Sexist Discrimination Has Always Defined the U.S.

Have you ever noticed the wild pendulum swings that occur every time the mere mention of, or baby steps toward, equal rights in the U.S. begin to gain a foothold?   In 2008 citizens voted in our nation’s first-ever black President.   Most of us were ecstatic. Many others were dumbfounded and/or  enraged.   The…

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Visit Christmas Revisited for a Real Treat

Lisa, Ben and I went to the Puyallup fairgrounds this afternoon to visit the Victorian Country Christmas event. The highlight of the event was visiting the Christmas Revisited booth where Heidi and her sister Mary were sequestered.   Heidi and Mary are the most creative, visionary women I know. They take used articles and craft…

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“Pop Your Social Bubble” Was Great Last Night

I attended “Pop Your Social Bubble: Meet Your Transgender Neighbor” last night at Lutheran Church of Christ the King as the result of an invitation I received from Pastor Peter Mohr.   The panelists (Nora, Mac and Karla) were the same ones from the Indivisible Puyallup/Tacoma gathering, which I wrote about in the blog post…

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Thankful

For every year I grow older, I become more thankful for good health, the love and affection of friends, the stalwart support of sisters, and the love of writing.   I’m one of the rare individuals who has a written record of my entire life from age 16 on. My first journal was presented to…

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Way to Go, Australia!

I get some of my copy and content writing work from Upwork (formerly Elance). I’ve noticed recently that a lot of the buyers/clients there are from Australia and that they aren’t all looking for great work at sweatshop prices. Way to go, Australia! For this reason, more than half of my recent projects have been…

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This Report Sounds Like Bragging–Sorry!

I’m going to apologize up front. This report is going to sound like bragging but what it really is, is sharing what my heart feels when someone reads one of my books and tells me they know someone who will benefit from reading it, too…   I’m writing LinkedIn profiles for 27 year old electrician.…

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Transgender Awareness Week

If I seem to be on a transgender kick recently, it’s because I’ve been aware that Transgender Awareness Week was on its way.   And now it’s here.   So I’m posting germane YouTube interviews on my Facebook timeline for people who are wondering what it’s like to be in the wrong body.   Some…

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