Category Archives: Life Through Amber

MY COVID MEMOIR, ILLUSTRATED! Part 1

“There’s a Cat Hair in My Mask: How Cats Helped Me through Unprecedented Times” is next level. I was so absorbed in reading her life experience during the 2020 pandemic that I read the book straight through in one day.  … Continue reading

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FELIZ ANIVERSARIO PARA MI!

Today is my anniversary! Or I really should say, my husband’s and mine, because I couldn’t have done it without him. Twenty-seven years! Who would have guessed? On this day nearly three decades ago in sunny Las Vegas, Jim and … Continue reading

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WHAT CATS TEACH US: The Cat Book Of Life Strategies

My memoir is published! As the days turn longer and the holidays are almost behind us, my memoir, “There’s a Cat Hair in My Mask: How Cats Helped Me through Unprecedented Times” is quietly launching. It is my story, a tale of … Continue reading

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2022 DAY ONE-FINISHED MY MEMOIR!

  It’s the first day of a brand new year! I didn’t do it on purpose, but this morning I finished the second draft of my memoir, THERE’S A CAT HAIR IN MY MASK: How Cats Helped Me Through Unprecedented Times and … Continue reading

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TEN THINGS ABOUT 2021

Happy New Year’s Eve! Are you ready to embark on another year? What wonders and horrors might it hold? Since we can’t look into the future, I thought I’d do a bit of reminiscing about 2021. It wasn’t as bad as … Continue reading

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CALM BEFORE STORMS

I’m at the beach. My only internet connection is my phone. Jaimz is purring on my lap. Jim is cooking clams he dug himself. There is a fire in the fireplace. We’re going to eat dinner, watch a movie, and … Continue reading

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A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO THE CAT WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

THE CAT WRITERS CONFERENCE: WINS, LOSSES, AND LESSONS LEARNED Last night, I wore my mother’s red satin blouse for luck. Well, for luck and because of the fact it was the only thing with bling that still fit. Even without … Continue reading

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SHE IS STILL WITH ME

Yesterday. June ninth. My mother’s birthday. I didn’t celebrate. I didn’t mention it to anybody. I didn’t put it up on Facebook. But she knows I remember. Always remember. I like to picture her there in Heaven, surrounded by cats … Continue reading

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IT WAS THE THIRD OF JUNE…

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day. I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was balin’ hay… Today is June third. I’ve posted before about the enigmatic ballad sung by Bobbie Gentry back in the … Continue reading

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PANDEMIC REFLECTIONS

Warning: Slightly political rant. PG for violence, but no sex or graphic language. I watch out the window. A couple pushing a stroller pass by. Child, cat, or dog—I can’t tell from here. Both people are both wearing masks. And … Continue reading

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