Shirley Anderson

Freelance Writer


Welcome to my blog.  It is a crazy compilation of whatever topics strike my fancy on a creative level.  It's part personal writing roots, part promotion of other wonderful writers and part personally practical. 

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Happy Holidays!

Posted by shirleyanderson on December 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (3)

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season. May all your dreams come true in 2013.

This video shows Jose Feliciano sharing my sentiments of the season...

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Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) Got Me

Posted by shirleyanderson on December 12, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a long time since I've been on here. First I was busy writing for clients then I was struck by something I'd never heard of - Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS).


GBS is a very efficient three-in-one condition:

  • auto-immune
  • neurological
  • muscular

Very basically speaking, I got a cold that wouldn...

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So Much For the Saddle!

Posted by shirleyanderson on May 11, 2010 at 9:38 PM Comments comments (0)

So, my last post said something to the effect that I finally had the time to get back to daily blogging here.  You know when someone asks you at work if it's been busy and you say, "No, the phone hasn't rang all day" and then it starts ringing off the hook?  Well, that's pretty much what happened.

For online freelancers today, it isn't just a matter of writing for clients.  We also write for ourselves, keeping up our own monetized blogs and hubs or working on ...

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Back in the Blogging Saddle

Posted by shirleyanderson on August 24, 2009 at 11:08 AM Comments comments (1)

I'm baaaack!  As you may or may not have noticed, I haven't been blogging here for a year or so.  Why?  It's a long story that I won't bore you with but I'll get back to this blog to add a post or two every chance I get.

In addition to some new blog entries, you will likely see some more changes to my site.  I've neglected the poor thing shamefully and I owe it some attention.  At this point, the final product is still a vague concept but hopefully w...

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Little Red Riding Hood Revisited

Posted by shirleyanderson on July 28, 2008 at 11:52 AM Comments comments (3)

Do you remember the story about Little Red Riding Hood?  In case you've forgotten, I'll refresh your memory.

A little girl in red skips through the forest with a get well care package for her grandma.  En route, she runs into a few scaredy-pigs who've had some run ins with a bully wolf.  After dealing with the swine (a woman's work is never done), Red finally gets to grandma's house, finds ou...

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The Beatles Album Cuts - My Fab Four

Posted by shirleyanderson on June 26, 2008 at 9:13 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm excited because I just finished compiling an article on The Beatles' album cuts.  Not something I would normally do, but it was requested of me by a Hubber by the name of DJ Funktual

It was a bit nerve wracking to have someone with DJ's musical ...

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Mourning George Carlin

Posted by shirleyanderson on June 23, 2008 at 3:43 PM Comments comments (2)

We lost a comedic icon yesterday.  George Carlin succumbed to a long history of heart problems at the age of 71.

How is it possible that George was that old and frail?  I grew up listening to his naughty comedy, and I'm not old.  He, along with Cheech and Chong, would keep my friends and I howling throughout our teenage years.  There was something 'anti-establishment' about their reco...

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Sexy Thong Disaster

Posted by shirleyanderson on June 20, 2008 at 11:29 PM Comments comments (8)

Did you happen to see the Yahoo! home page today?  If not, I recommend you check it out. It's a pretty interesting place to catch up on what's happening.  They have their Featured News section near the top, that's my favourite.  It has great photographs and eye-catching captio...

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Collectible Vinyl Records For Sale!

Posted by shirleyanderson on June 15, 2008 at 8:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Remember The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison?  Ring any bells?  We would listen to them on the radio, our parent's hi-fi's, or if we were lucky, portable record players that we could snap the lid down on and carry to our rooms or our friend's houses. 

Those were great musical times.  Would you like to own a little piece of that music history?

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I Know What Nation Has The .af Domain - Ain't I Smart!

Posted by shirleyanderson on June 9, 2008 at 10:17 PM Comments comments (2)

I tuned in to Jeopardy tonight.  I like watching that show occasionally because when I get an answer right (or is that question?), I feel smart.  Not being a natural brainiac, I get lots wrong, but I also learn a few things.  ...

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