March is My Birthday Month!


March is my Birthday Month! I’ll be 49 on March 12, a milestone I’m quite proud of, because twenty years ago, I learned my Kidney’s were failing due to Alport Syndrome, as described in… Continue reading

Grief


Moving on from a loved one is never easy. I’ve lost people close to me, my Mom, Friends, Ex-Husbands and it is never easy. The stages of grief, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and… Continue reading

Half-way Through February


Congratulations to everyone for getting through the decade of January (honestly, the month was long) and breezing through February. On my little island, we’re having 40s/50s days, thankfully, breezy and chilly at times.… Continue reading

My Two Boys


Thanks to my new Island community, my two boys, Bobcat (brown) 15 and Boots (black) 14, are at the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor! There are too many people to thank, so… Continue reading

1,337 Likes on brickoneil.com


WOOT! Feels great, getting 1,337 likes on brickoneil.com/blog! Not bad for an unknown blog and over 8 years. #Grateful!

Happy February!


We made it through the long year of January. Honestly, did January feel like it dragged for months to anyone else? February is finally here, the shortest month to slog through. Hat tip… Continue reading

2018 New Year New You


Want to start off wishing you a Happy 2018 after a stressful 2017. So many venues are picking up the ‘New Year New You’ so thought i’d pick up on it as well.… Continue reading

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!


2017 was a year of big changes, from moving, divorce, settling in a new apartment and new town, plus writing and publishing two new books. The year started out stressful and heart-wrenching–a move… Continue reading

Smashwords End-of-Year Sale!


This year i’m joining the first-ever Smashwords End of Year promotion, taking place December 25, 2017 though January 1, 2018.  For eight days only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving! Free Ebook!


Happy Thanksgiving 2017! Roast your Turkey (using my French Country Chicken recipe or not) bake that Green Bean Casserole (using my low-carb version or not) and blissfully inhale that pumpkin pie, then unzip… Continue reading