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A writer will write…and tell you like it is

The reactions people give after reading something I write on social media websites can be interesting.  Their reactions can also tell me exactly what they think of me.  It’s kind of like being a fly on the wall.  The funny part is, not for me, but the reader.  Because what I write may not have really happened.  But it still gives off a reaction from readers.  As a writer I accomplish what I set out to do.  It also enables me to determine what people are really like.

I don’t really care what anyone thinks of me.  You don’t have to like me.  I don’t live to please you.  I live to please myself and those who care about me.

I know I’m not a shitty writer and in all the years I’ve been writing I’ve never been told I was a shitty writer.  Not even when I said I was told that.  I only said that for effect–for REACTION.  In fact, my writing has been highly regarded by some very respectable people, including at least one celebrity and a political dignitary.  Unfortunately I have had someone (a relative) really call my daughter a “weirdo” because they don’t understand her and are too ignorant to do so.  I would take being called a “shitty writer” over my daughter being called a “weirdo” any day.  It’s not the first time she’s been referred to in a demeaning manner.

It’s also not the first time I’ve been referred to as a “bully”.  In fact I’ve been called “overenthusiastic”, I’ve been accused of “frustrating and alienating” a pub and a hotel, I’ve been told that my enthusiasm would “manifest or misconstrue” itself to look like “bullying or being overbearing” (and this was all because I was financially supporting a musician and his “manager”.)  But one thing I learned from being called names most of my life (even my adult life):  it takes one to know one.  So if you think I’m a bully, frustrating, alienating, overbearing, overenthusiastic or if you think my daughter is weird, take a look in the mirror.  After all, who is the one calling the names?  Not I.

As a somewhat wise man once said to me:  “The Internet is a shit hole”.  That is true.  And sometimes you just have to stay clear of the fucking holes and the people that they are.



I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!

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