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Crazy an adjective for good

In 1570 the word crazy was used to describe someone who was diseased or sickly. In 1580 the word crazy described a person of unsound mind, or who was insane. Jump to today and crazy means cool or good. When did insane become cool? And let’s not forget about driving someone crazy. In the sixties, […]

Car Wash for Dogs

The other day, while in Ohio visiting family, a conversation came up about a car wash in the neighborhood with a dog wash. As a writer and permanent child – can you imagine the visual that popped into my mind? When I was young, I fondly remember a full-service car wash, on Post Oak in […]

Halloween Inspiration

Happy Halloween Everyone! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write a post this Halloween – you see, this was my father’s favorite day of the year. I grew up with a dad who’d terrorize me with his many masks throughout the year in order to prepare me for the chaos that would ensue on […]

We are like Squirrels

I was looking out back from the sliding glass window in Maryland and saw a couple of black squirrels going about their day. I don’t see black squirrels in Texas, at least not in my neighborhood. There we have grey squirrels.  I know there are grey and black, have seen white albino and a couple […]

I’m tired of being an adult

Children are amazing! Their imaginations are awe inspiring. They have so much creativity, so much Magic within them, so many curiosities and adventures and love for the unknown. It’s sad that when you become an adult that gets pulled away from you. When you become a teenager you have to be cool.  You lose all […]

Let’s Start the New Year Right!

It’s been over a month since my last blog post and I could easily blame the holidays. I mean, Halloween was only 3 days before Thanksgiving which was 2 days away from Christmas which was only a day before New Years. Heck the Valentine’s stuff was out at Walmart the day after Christmas! Time is […]

Let’s Celebrate Unicorn Day!!!

So my illustrator mentioned there was a Unicorn Day and she believed it was on February 11th. But before I added it to my calendar – I did a little research, just to confirm. Did you know there is a National Unicorn Day AND an International Unicorn Day? Did you know cultures from all over […]

Cherries and the Generation Gap

I don’t know WHY I wrote this – but I thought it was pretty good. Of course, I’m my biggest fan. 🙂 Generation A: We found wild cherries. Picked them. Jarred them. Sold the excess and bought a bag of flour to make a cherry pie. Generation B: We kept the seeds from the cherries […]

All authors suffer from OCS

You are probably wondering what OCS is. It’s a coined diagnosis my husband gave me a while back. It stands for Only Child Syndrome. OCS sufferers are used to getting their way. Without siblings to compete with, you ask for a new toy and get it, primarily because mom can afford one toy just not […]

I love to sing!

No, you will never find me on American Idol or America’s Got Talent or any crazy singing show and probably not in the karaoke bar either, but I do love to sing. I sing in the shower. I sing in the car while driving. I sing at my desk and I sing at my church. […]

Here Be Dragons Show

A good friend of mine, Miss Angel, has started an educational children’s show based on her textbook “Here Be Dragons”. She has put together a number of videos so far.  In this one – Hamilton Troll visits the land of Far Far and Away from his land called Erin Go Bragh. 🙂 How cute is that?  I […]

ZipADeeDoDah – A Fun Parody

Do you suffer from boredom? Are you missing the Zippity part of your Do Dah Day? Is the sunshine NOT heading your way?  Well then ask your doctor for Zipadeedaoxatine.  ZDD is known to increase the serotonin in your brain and stimulate you’re my-oh-my muscles in a wonderful way. ZDD has been known to cause […]

Website Frustration & the Good ol’ Days

The other day I received an email from my grandfather, basically venting, regarding the frustration he experienced while attempting to order a couple of bath mats online. I read through his email and started to chuckle, because we all have been there. Links that don’t work Not compatible with Internet Explorer Flash that isn’t operating […]

Purple Carrots – They DO exist!

Call me crazy… the other day at a tradeshow it was winding down to the end. There weren’t as many shoppers, and we were waiting for the set time to start packing up. I usually take this time to sit down and drink a V8 Fusion fruit drink, to give me a little extra pep […]

Animals are grouchy too

A friend of mine’s young daughter suggested I write a book about how animals are grouchy too. Obviously, there was someone in her ‘circle’ whom she thought was being grouchy, but that is neither here nor there. I always try to be a positive person and smile as much as I can, I realize we […]

My Illustrator takes the Ice Bucket Chal...

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral on social media during July-August 2014. The challenge dares nominated participants to be […]

Baby Corn – Fields…

Here is a picture of me, a crazy tourist in Ohio, standing in front of a huge field of corn… Hey, I’m from Texas, we’ve been in drought for years. Anyways, on the way back to the family’s house I got to thinking…. We get some pretty big ears of corn from fields like this, […]

A moment for craziness…

Life is about having fun, expressing yourself and living… so when we get the opportunity to ice skate on stage or swim out of water… why not take it? For those who follow me but don’t really know, I am a little bit crazy (just a little) and when two of my friends and I […]

 
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