"The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
~~Psalm 118:6 NIV

Hi all!

Happy Halloween!  Well, as many of you know, I've been working on a two-part story set from February 22, 2014 to April 28th, 2014.  Today I am writing scenes set on April 28th...  So, hopefully, by the next time one of these are due, I will be finished.  In the meantime... you guessed it... here's another short newsletter.

God bless,


So, sometimes when a person writes... or maybe especially when a writing team works together... things may come out or be suggested that weren't quite what the author intended.  And sometimes these things, well, they can be a bit creepy!  While I can't vouch for the TBAA writers, I'm doubting that they really intended for some people to take away certain thoughts from their 200+ episodes.  In the spirit of the season, here's a list of aspects of both TBAA and the Dyeland stories that may be just a lil bit creepier than you'd realize at first glance.  I present (with help from Kim)...

Top Ten Aspects of TBAA/Dyeland That are Kinda Creepy If You Think About It
(or have a rather macabre mind...)

10.  Okay first... to get it off my chest... Gloria's part in "The Blue Angel."  Over ten years later and I still haven't figured out how the writers thought that seemed like a good idea.  Kinda makes me wanna throw up.  It's just gross and, yes, creepy.

9.  I've actually thought about this with a lot of shows.  Who are those children whose photos are used in the memorial in the series finale?  I seriously hope they weren't stock photos and some person is channel surfing one day and suddenly sees their childhood photo propped up as part of a memorial.  How creepy would that be for that person!?

8.  Vincent lived through an entire dream reality in which Catherine was dead and JenniAnn eventually followed her to the grave.  It's a wonder the man ever went to sleep again!

7.  Andrew's first scene in "Rock n Roll Dad."  Because who doesn't want an AOD hanging around when they're in bed with their husband?

6.  In "The Coffee Summit," JenniAnn and Monica did a sort of mindmeld which means that JenniAnn has now felt the sensations of being pregnant with Arthur's child.  Cause that's not awkward...

5.  Thanks to that same incident, Monica has felt what it's like to be in love with Andrew.  Eeek.

4.  While we're on the subject, what's really going on in "Netherlands"?  Did Satan have the power to plant thoughts and desires in Monica's mind?  ::shivers::  Could he actually have made it possible for Monica to be mortal and bear children?  ::shivers again::  And, if he did, what would have happened to mortal Monica after she died?  Would she have gone to Hell?  What about those poor children?  And poor Arthur... I mean Mike!  All they would have known was a loving mother who was in Hell for a decision made before they were even born!  ::in fetal position::  The writers probably didn't intend for people to overthink it but I can't help it!!!

3.  Monica and Tess in the backseat of the car in "Last Dance."  That episode may seriously be responsible for why I didn't have a boyfriend in high school. Creepy!

2.  Kathleen dated a guy.  For real.  Imagine Frank trying to move on and having to go through life remembering that he dated a demon!  If the poor guy didn't come outta that with major trust issues, it'd be a miracle.

1.  "Clipped Wings."  Your fate in Heaven may be determined by a fussy bureaucrat!  Yeah, no...


2014 has been quite a year for Andrew and he can't be blamed for rethinking a few things... like Halloween.  While Andrew continues to abhor the ghastly aspects of Halloween, I think his hatred of the entire holiday may have taken a few hits.  So I present...

Top Ten Reasons Andrew Has Forgiven Halloween

10.  He now has an official Halloween task to keep his mind off grim reapers: keeping the Butterbeer flowing.

9.  He gets to dance to Van Morrison's "Moondance" with his Laja... even if it is vaguely inappropriate.

8.  Pumpkin rugelach from Tiva!  Yes, that's a thing... apparently.

7.  Living at Willowveil has given him a glimpse of just how happy JenniAnn's cutesy spiders and bats decor makes her.  What sorta anam cara denies his counterpart that?!

6.  Because there's nothing more adorable than seeing Ivy and Violeta as excited as little kids when they dress up as Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked unless it's...

5.  Shelby and Belle dressed up as Elsa and Anna from Frozen.  Daddy's heart just melted into the candy corn, methinks.

4.  There's nothing funnier than watching grown men (or, technically, grown angels of death) rolling around and pretending to be rock trolls in hope of gaining brownie points from their toddler niece.

3.  One glimpse of a very pregnant Diana as the solar system (baby=sun) and Zeke as Neil Degrasse Tyson wipes away the mental image of 1,000 grim reapers.

2.  It brings certain individuals, who may have recently gone through a rough patch, together to enjoy taking their little trick-or-treater around...  (Details to follow...)

1.  He knows, somewhere, a Lion is on the prowl... watching over and loving His own.


This newsletter is dedicated to John Dye for treating us all to 7.5 years of the ever-lovable and exceedingly inspirational Andrew.  Now may I pull off a trick in the form of actually being done with this story soon.  ;-)


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