Friday, October 5, 2012

A Visit To The FAT Doctor

No, my doctor isn't fat. I am. Okay, so that's not the politically correct word. I guess I should say I'm "big" or "overweight". But really, I'm fat. Medically speaking, I'm "morbidly obese." That sounds scary and it should. It scare the hell out of me. So, I visited the fat doctor.

I use the term "fat doctor" because I watch a show shot in England called "The Fat Doctors." These two surgeons do nothing but gastric operations on people whose lives depend on whether or not they lose weight. Some of these people weigh as much as 500 lbs. While I'm not quite there yet, I've elected to go forth with a gastric bypass operation.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

An American in Holland

So I've been living with my wife now in Yerseke, Netherlands (Yerseke - ear-se-kuh) for just over a month now and loving it! And wonder of wonders, the government decided I can stay. I'm a legal resident!

Okay, so my dutch is a bit rudimentary and my interactions with the locals is getting better, but my real obstacle is the way things work here.

Like most Americans, I'm dependent upon a 24-hour economy. For example: If I get off work at 9pm and I need milk there is always a Biggs, Walmart, Costco, or something similar that's open. I go in, get my milk, remember I need a pack of new undies for my next trip, decide to get windshield washer fluid, oh, I need a new hammer for a D.IY. project, might as well pick up the latest Melissa Etheridge CD, and I really do want that new movie with whatshername in it. My cart is full, pick up some Tylenol cold and flu stuff since I got the sniffles and I'm off. Easy, right?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

My Journey

Life takes funny turns at times. For nearly 24 years I've lived in the same house. For over 30 years I've lived in the same town and never worked further than 20 miles away.

My jobs were always in the realm of public safety. 22 years in the emergency medical field; 17 years as a 9-1-1 dispatcher; 5 years as a firefighter...basically my entire adult life spent trying to save lives and make a difference. I know I did both along the way. I could see the proof in the eyes of those I helped; I could hear the proof in their voices over the phone.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Blogs on Pirarcy by Karin Kallmaker

Karin Kallmaker is the undisputed Queen of Lesbian Romance and she has some great comments regarding piracy of our work on her blog: Lesbian Fiction Fans -- to the Rescue? An Open Letter to Book Pirates Mythes of Ye Olde Piracy

Sunday, July 25, 2010

20,000 Words!

Yes! Officially 1/3 of the way through Intent On Murder. So very happy that my killer let me in on all the planning and evidence that gets left behind. Not to mention figuring out his/her identity. Whew! Now that's over, it's off to do more creating!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sisters In Crime

Just put up the link for the Sisters In Crime blog. If you love mystery and you love talking about it, go there and take a look. Lots of our favorite writers post there and it's fun to read.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

10,182 !!!

Finally hit that 5 digit mark on Intent On Murder!  I'm super excited as this story is coming together. My sister brainstormed with me the other day and she gave me some cool ideas. Verda did the same and now I know where the thing is heading. Hope everyone else likes the ride as much as me!

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Pat Cronin grew up in a family of cops, was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for 17 years, and recently retired as a paramedic/firefighter. Now working in IT, Pat is the Goldie Award-winning co-editor of Blue Collar Lesbian Erotica and the author of the 2010 romance Souls’ Rescue. With Verda Foster, she also co-edited the 2010 anthology, Women in Uniform: Medic & Soldiers & Cops, Oh My! Pat was raised in Ohio but has moved to Yerseke, Zeeland in the Netherlands.