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Helen O'reilly commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post Homeowners Associations or Power-Mad Facists? You be the judge.
"How right you are, JMac!"
May 9, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post Homeowners Associations or Power-Mad Facists? You be the judge.
"The word that came to mind was "parochial." Conformist, conservative, and actually xenophobic.  I wouldn't buy a home in a HOA affiliated community again, but at my age, and with my credit rating, I won't be buying another…"
May 8, 2013
nerd cred commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post Homeowners Associations or Power-Mad Facists? You be the judge.
"We moved into a new development when the HOA was still the developer. He made all the bylaws (no exterior TV antennas - this was pre-cable, what colors we could paint - the vinyl siding? and some restrictions on fences are what I remember.) When it…"
May 8, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post Homeowners Associations or Power-Mad Facists? You be the judge.
"I've never had a problem before. And before moving to Las Vegas in 96,  I'd never even heard of one (I'm from NY). So I kind of went into this with my eyes wide shut and took a leap of faith. Up til now, it's all been good.…"
May 8, 2013
Deborah Young commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post Homeowners Associations or Power-Mad Facists? You be the judge.
"They are fascist which is why I've refused to live anywhere that has one. Hawaii was full of them and my friends were terrorized by theirs."
May 8, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post So Open-Minded Your Brains Spill Out
"lol"
May 3, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post So Open-Minded Your Brains Spill Out
"Moderation in all things, I guess."
May 3, 2013
Patrick Frank commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post No Title
"I love sayings and write them. Keep at it."
May 3, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post No Title
"Thank you. It came to me just like that, and I didn't change a word. Except of course for the getting it out of my head and onto the page part. xxoo"
May 3, 2013
Patrick Frank commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post No Title
"This is a great saying, in and of itself."
May 3, 2013
Arthur James commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post No Title
"` Gads. I just commented on your last Blog. I am far behind. I get nasty email. Not from You. I Giggle at Offense. ` Maybe Life is Just a Dull Dream. We Wander Lost toward a End. Dust Elements Spread Forth. Cat walks slow to Graves. We be Half/Dead…"
May 3, 2013
Arthur James commented on Helen O'reilly's blog post Do You Know What the Title of Your Book Means? My Newest Project Gets Questioned.
"` You wed to kitty cat? This is not an offense. Smile. I get nasty mail. ` Cat with glasses email. It was not Blogger Tink. Insults make me Smile. "
May 3, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Con Chapman's blog post Her Poetry Sucked
"We have much in common."
May 3, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Con Chapman's blog post Her Poetry Sucked
"Strangely, I have had a long career as an author of children's poetry. That is not fiction."
May 3, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Con Chapman's blog post Her Poetry Sucked
"So her poetry sucked, You could say it blew, (On a level with "Horton Hears a Who") If I get your gist, (and I think that I do) You didn't care much, If her words sucked or blew, If the lady in question would only do you."
May 3, 2013
Helen O'reilly commented on Con Chapman's blog post Her Poetry Sucked
"Thanks, I'll be here all week. Try the veal."
May 3, 2013

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Helen has been a teacher, a poet, a journalist, a cartoonist, a speaker, an editor, and always, a storyteller. She is the author of more than 19 titles, most available on Amazon.com, including A Poem a Day, Beavers, The Pigs' Picnic, The 100 Best Brain-Boosters, The Multilingual Translator, 25 Mother Goose Peek-a-Books, Pop-Up Parables and Other Bible Stories and Pyramids to Pueblos (with Carmen R. Sorvillo, illustrator), How to Write School Reports, What's a Girl to Do?, Wise Women Said These Things, and more, for such publishers as Scholastic, Mondo, Concordia, Publications International, Central Recovery Press, and Peter Pauper Press.

She resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she lives very happily with one full-time boyfriend, three full-time sons, one full-time stepson, six full-time grandchildren, and two-full-time daughters-in-law. She is frequently very tired.
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Homeowners Associations or Power-Mad Facists? You be the judge.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 2:17pm 6 Comments

In the 13 years I've lived in my home, no problem... but suddenly my neighbors and I are being cited right, left, and center at 50 bucks a pop, for things like having the wrong color Venetian blinds. Seems we have a new HOA pres, and he's got a case of the 'Kim Jong Uns!' I wonder if, as the Las Vegas valley housing market recovers, HOAs are using such overzealousness as a tactic to force people out of their homes, which they can do if fines mount up too high. Lots of valley residents don't…

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“When the world came to, it came, not to its senses, but to its madness. Those who were left alive learned what their true needs were, which was almost as important as learning to get them met.” Wa…

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:11am 4 Comments

When the world came to, it came, not to its senses, but to its madness. Those who were left alive learned what their true needs were, which was almost as important as learning to get them met.”

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Do You Know What the Title of Your Book Means? My Newest Project Gets Questioned.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am 3 Comments

I work as a book editor for a very small publishing company,  so small in fact that each employee is practically a department unto him- or herself. We publish non-fiction books.

Our marketing department came to me a week ago,  after I had let slip that I intend to self-publish my next novel, which is entitled Spunk.

"Do you know what that word means . . .? It's VERY derogatory . . . burble, burble, harrumph."

"I know what it means." (As if I'd select a title…

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Nutella Is Not a Health Food

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 12:32pm 6 Comments

Some silly person back east is suing the good folks who make Nutella, claiming she thought their advertising campaign showing a family consuming a breakfast including a smear of Nutella scraped over a slice of whole-wheat toast, along with a glass of milk and an orange was false advertising, leading her to believe that Nutella was a sort of health food. 
 
Nutella, Food of the Gods
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