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Weekly Wrap Up (Oct.6 - Oct.12)
Good Day Everyone! This is Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, and I'm a little messed up on what day it is It is like I forgot that today is  Sunday.

Oh well. Here is what happened in these parts of GA this past week....

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Anthology Flashback - Fall 2014 - Scars 2 of 4
Welcome to week 2 of the Fall 2014 - Scars Anthology flashback!

Please be kind and read and review!

 
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Weekly Wrap Up (Sept.29 - Oct.5)
Sorry folks, no weekly update this week. Carry on with your daily activities and God Save the Queen.

Okay, so I was saying to a ex GA'er friend that I had nothing to write about to start the Weekly Wrap Up and he suggested that

I couldn't do that to you all So here is a look at what happened over the past week!
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Anthology Flashback - Fall 2014 - Scars 1 of 4
October is upon us and it is time for another month of Flashbacks!  But first, authors, please make sure you are working on the anthologies due November 15th!  (see above)

Without further ado, here is October 2019's Anthology Flashback.  We are going back to Fall of 2014 with the them of Scars!

 
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Weekly Wrap Up (Sept 22 - Sept 28)
Today is a day that I was not looking forward to
If you look at the little pictures at the top of this blog, you will see who has posted in this blog, and how many times, I have been dreading this day for about six months, maybe more. I told Renee that it would be hard to surpass Trebs and move ahead of him on this blog.
So who is Trebs? For those of you that have joined over the last five years here on GA, Trebs or Robert, was a Admin and on the board of CDEJR Services, he was the R. We lost Trebs to cancer just over 5 years ago. I wanted to pay tribute to a great man, and a friend that was there when I needed him, and was there for so many more in his life. He was the epitome of what we would expect to have in a friend. Loyal, caring, great listener, someone with sage advice and always fun to have in our lives as well. He, I believe was planning ahead for the inevitable when he asked me to come on as an admin from my previous role as a moderator. Although he never said it, he seemed to be giving me advice over the time from when I became an admin to his passing. ...
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Anthology Flashback Fall 2013 Part 4 of 4
We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology.  During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme.

This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box.

The final set of 5 stories...

 
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Weekly Wrap Up (Sept.15 - Sept 21)
So am I normal?

Now before the usual peanut gallery jumps in with a resounding YES (or is that NO), let me explain.

Today, for a Saturday I was bored. I played on the computer, I cleaned the condo, I took the car for a wash, and still was bored. So I flicked on the TV and started going through the hundreds of channels and nothing really appealed to me. Next I turned on Prime Video, nope, nothing caught my fancy. Then it was over to Netflix. Well they are featuring a movie that I have never seen as I don't really care of horrors. Not for the usual reason though...
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Anthology Flashback Fall 2013 Part 3 of 4
We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology.  During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme.

This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box.

The third set of 5 stories...
 
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Weekly Wrap Up (Sept. 8 - Sept. 14)
So I was thinking this week . Does that make everyone cringe?

Today when I wrote this up. it is the 14th, so just a reminder to you all that we are now 10 days from my birthday and tomorrow will be 3 months away from Christmas. Now I don't want all of you all to fret and worry over having to get me pressies for both celebrations in the next 3 months! I know you all were planning on spending at least $50 Canadian ($12.50 US) on each present, so why don't you combine the two and each of you can give me a $100 present for Christmas .

As I sometimes say in the my closing on requests... Thanking you in advance.

Well with the weight of not having to buy me something in 10 days hanging over your conscious, shall we see what happened in the GA News Blog this week?
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Anthology Flashback Fall 2013 Part 2 of 4
We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology.  During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme.

This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box.
The second 5 stories...
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Weekly Wrap Up (Sept. 1 - Sept. 7)
The first week of September has arrived and things are a changing! I've notice a bit of a uptick in the forums and stories and also feeling a change in the weather and length of days. I never understood how people who live closer to the equator have little to no deviation in the length of days. Just seems strange to me . Then the further you go south or north towards the poles, you get longer days/shorter nights and visa versa as the equinoxes are reached. But then again, it would be strange to have 24 hours of light, or dark . Currently here, the sun is fading out at around 7:30, but by the end of October, that will probably be 5:00 pm. So are any of you affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)? I personally just want to curl up and sleep more as the days shorten. Maybe I really am a bear and just want to hibernate
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Anthology Flashback Fall 2013 Part 1 of 4
We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology.  During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme.

This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box.
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Ask an Author 2.0 #23
Hi there!

Although I have a couple of questions and responses predating the ones in this issue, I felt these responses were time-sensitive. The question came in soon after someone claimed Ask An Author only featured established, popular authors. Wrooong! The member who sent in in suggested asking it of newer authors and provided a short list of candidates.
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Weekly Wrap Up (Aug.25 - Aug 31)
I wonder if you are the same as me. Do you like being lied to on a consistent basis? I think not!!

So why do we plan our days according to the local weather person? All week up to and including last night and this morning, they said this Labour Day Long Weekend would be mainly sunny with a chance of brief showers on Monday. Fair enough. So this morning, I get up, shower, put on suntan lotion because the also said the UV Index was going to be high. Dress in shorts, t-shirt and sandals and off I go to my 3 nephews separate flag football games. I can't get any parking near, and with me in a temp prosthetic that hurts to walk in, I make the long trek to the bleachers. Well guess what? Half way though the first game, the skies open up, it is a downpour. Fair enough, it should be over quickly. No, for 4 freaking hours it is a downpour. Luckily I had two nephews to send to go find my car and dig our a rain coat and umbrella for me ...
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Weekly Wrap Up (Aug. 18 - Aug. 24)
First off, I need to remind everyone that they have one month to go out and buy me my birthday present

Well we are about to head into the last month of the 'Summer Months' in North America. I know the southern states kids, teens and adults are back in skewl and the northern ones and Canada are about to head back in about a week. Not totally clear on how Europe works  Summer here is also a time where we slow down at GA. With College/University Students home for the summer and working or such, and people taking time off for some much deserved holidays, things do slow down a bit. So a general welcome back to everyone, and if you have found your way here for the first time, or as a guest, welcome to you too! For the southern hemisphere, I imagine everyone is itching to get to their summer now
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Weekly Wrap Up (Aug. 11 - Aug. 17)
So I really have nothing to talk about this week in the Weekly Update preamble, so I thought I would throw out a joke and some useless trivia

Why did the chicken cross the playground?

Did you know that giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24 hour period They often achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time!
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Weekly Wrap Up (Aug. 4 - Aug. 10)
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Well enough of that great idea, but bad logistical one and move onto the wrap up.

Please also remember you have until August 14th to get your submission in for the 2020 Anthology Themes!!
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Weekly Wrap Up (Jul. 28 - Aug. 3)
So no surprise this week. Hopefully, you all have been keeping up to date with Shark Week  

I have a lot of respect for all the parents out there, I just got back from 5 days of camping in the Rockies with my 3 nephews under the age of 12 with no power or internet or even cell phone coverage  Well now that I'm sure that some of you are digesting that horror of that last statement, shall we see what has happened while I was out playing with bears, mountain lions, and cougars (and 3 kids)...
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Weekly Wrap Up (Jul. 21 - Jul. 27)
Well to follow up with another update, I'm still here

So let's make it short and sweet this week, and maybe there will be a surprise next week
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Weekly Wrap Up (Jul. 14 - Jul. 20)
I have an announcement to make, I'm out of here!!

Well now that the cheering and clapping has died down, I'll just say it is a temporary reprieve from Steve . I'm on 2 weeks summer holidays and may or may not be around too much. 

So shall we look back on the week that we have had here at the GA Blog?
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Weekly Wrap Up (Jul. 7 - Jul. -13)
So I was down at the Stampede tonight to about 12:30 am  and I met this nice couple from Australia. I asked if they knew @Graeme, but surprisingly they did not   They decided to come over here for their winter and our summer  When I asked them where they were from, they said Wagga Wagga, NSW . I thought to myself, self, why does Australia have such funny names? Then I thought it my be Aboriginal names, and who am it to judge? Here in the Great White North, we have Moosejaw, and here's a tongue twister, Saskatoon Saskatchewan  so do you have any strange named towns/cities in your neck of the woods?

And onto the wrap up, after my strange musings...
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Members Make a Difference!
If you receive GA's monthly newsletter, you know we’re looking for feedback from YOU! Now’s the time to share your thoughts on site features and potential future changes. *Let’s be constructive and give ideas on what will help encourage new membership and activity among current members, not just what you don’t like, please!!*
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Weekly Wrap Up (Jun. 31 - Jul. 6)
There is a lot to be said about being regular. Especially when you reach the age of 50, being regular is just more comfortable way of life 

So what the heck am i talking about ? Well this week here at the GA Blog, we had a regular week  M-W-F posting of the ole standbys. I am not saying that a variety of new items and mixing things up is a bad thing, far from it. Change is the necessity of life. So it is always nice to be regular again...
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Weekly Wrap Up (Jun. 23 - Jun. 29)
I've had enough rain in the past week to float an ark, or at least consider to build one So If did build my ark, who should I bring two of? Who would you bring on it if you could choose anyone? After all this is an open invitation to all of you, plus one, to come on the GA cruise of a lifetime

Enough of this silliness Steve, get onto the wrap up 😠
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Spring Anthology: In the Stars & Snapped *Set 4* - NOW LIVE
Who is ready for the last round of the anthology entries?  Well, wait no more!  If you haven't already checked out the previous sets, I've included the links below! Happy reading!!!
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