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About thequarryschild

A self-described forensic junkie, Beth Anderson spends her days shaping young minds to ask critical questions and wonder “whodunit.” Beth resides in the Capital District of New York and spends her free time reading and solving the great mysteries. Her love of swimming, tennis and sports provides the basis for one of the lead characters in her new book The Quarry’s Child. Beth is one of the founding members of the Upper Hudson Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime (aka Mavens of Mayhem), a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a survivor of a visit to an active aircraft carrier while it was at sea, and a published poet in Soundings, a literary journal. Beth continues to instill a love for mystery fiction in her students as she has for over twenty years. Photo credit: Quinn Mulvey

Duplicity?  There are a few sides to that issue.

I was brought up in a household where manners and courtesy were expected and practiced.  As I grow older, I am so thankful for that training.  I’ve long been an individual who despises phoniness and subterfuge.  It’s difficult for me … Continue reading

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The past has passed…

I’ve spent far too much time living in my own past.  Granted, it was a time of happiness for me.  But if it deters one from moving forward, it’s time to shut the door on its examination and to forge … Continue reading

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Did I do enough?

In the wake of the most recent school shooting, I’ve been so proud of the young people in our country.  They are showing the adults how to effect change in a peaceful manner.  They are so articulate and are using … Continue reading

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A few NBA players, a few million people, and me…

What could I possibly have in common with all of these people?  It’s pretty simple:  depression, anxiety, panic attacks.  And thanks to three prominent NBA players it’s finally getting some press.  Kevin Love is the latest to discuss his mental … Continue reading

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Let’s get real, people…

Kids are dying unnecessarily in our country.  These mass shooting tragedies do not have to happen.  They just don’t.  I’m certainly guilty of putting my thoughts and prayers out there but the folks in Florida are correct…we need action.  Writing … Continue reading

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Best laid plans…

As most of us know, we can plan, plan, and plan some more.  And, as most of us know, plans don’t always work out.  I adhere to a firm belief that things happen for reasons so when things don’t pan … Continue reading

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Gadgets and gizmos and life

My two weeks with the diabetes sensor ended today.  Actually it came off yesterday when I was changing my clothes.  Try to recall the most super-duper adhesive bandage you ever wore and add a tiny needle to it.  Riiiiipppp, off … Continue reading

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You need a nudge?

I’ll nudge you.  Since people seem to like to read about struggles, I’ll throw one out to you.  I’ve talked about struggling with weight issues.  I’ve talked about struggling with overeating issues.  I’ve talked about struggling with health issues.  Let’s … Continue reading

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Coulda, shoulda, woulda…gonna?

For all that I preach about not “dying with your song unsung,” I’m not doing much of my own singing.  My intentions are good.  I’m always planning to finish crocheting the afghan I started about 20 years ago, or to … Continue reading

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Family trees, twigs and broken branches

Family comes in many shapes and sizes these days, a far cry from the traditional four-person family of the 1950s.  How fortunate for us.  If some of you have been bitten by the genealogy bug as I have, I’m sure … Continue reading

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