4th Quarter of 2018


We’re in the last quarter of 2018, last gasp to accomplish those New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve shared my fight with weight all year long, what worked (temporarily) and what didn’t. I’m still fighting, … Continue reading

Weight Loss Journey


The past six months or so, I’ve shared weight loss ideas and my journey over the past ten years. I started out with 3-hour workouts about ten years ago, with my ‘Simple Healthy… Continue reading

Kidney Transplant is 15 Today


Fifteen years ago (Actually started on 8/15 and ending on 8/16) I was notified while hooked up to a dialysis machine in Omaha, Nebraska, that I was a possible match for a cadaver… Continue reading

Approved Foods


It’s no secret that I have a plethora of health issues and now have significant food allergies. I’m diabetic, I have a kidney transplant, I have heart issues, I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome… Continue reading

Beware #eBay Chinese Jewelry Vendors


After I moved and divorced my ex-husband, I spent a year and a half paying off or catching up on bills. During our marriage, he felt obligated in telling me how I was… Continue reading

Smashwords Stats Week 2


Week two of the Smashwords July Sales Event is over and my free ebook giveaway stats are coming up. Week two stats: Never Trust the Moon has taken over as number one, with… Continue reading

Smashwords Stats


Week one of the Smashwords July Free Event is over and I’ve discovered some stats on my book giveaway (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/BrickONeil). My fifteen books cover about seven genres and there are some clear favorites.… Continue reading

2018 Mid-Year


  We’ve all made it to the middle of 2018! Past updates have talked about those New Year’s Resolutions, your progress or lack thereof. Myself, I’ve had to re-adjust my goals many times,… Continue reading

All My Books Are Free On Smashwords in July!


Smashwords, the site I publish all my ebooks, is having their annual Free July Event where Authors can offer their books for free, a sort of ‘Christmas in July’ event.  All my ebooks,… Continue reading

Decoy Phone


With high-end smartphones costing upwards to $1,000+ these days, just whipping out your phone to check the time or jot down a note could cost you your life. Especially in medium and larger… Continue reading