A J Bialo

A J Bialo

A J Bialo, a freelance writer, author, photographer and graphic designer, lives in her hometown of Syracuse New York with her partner and their collection of cats and dogs. Enjoying a passion for philosophy and history, she received her degree in philosophy from LeMoyne College in 1993. She attended Syracuse University for one year, studying for her Master’s Degree in Linguistics, before quitting school to do elder care and focus on her writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals including Poetry Magazine and Little Brown Poetry. Her recent in print publications include The Reflection Tree, a full length book of poetry, Memoires from Lawrence, a compilation of historical short stories and epic poems, and The Book of Ruth, her first historical mystery. Her second full length book of poetry entitled Shadowlands is due to be published on Kindle inl 2013. She is currently working on her second novel and a third full length book of poetry.
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  • New York State Adoptees Bill of Rights
    The 2013 New York State Legislature did not bring the Adoptees Bill of Rights to the floor for a vote in this legislative session, continuing the frustration adoptees face by a closed adoption system which permanently seals their records and their past.
  • DIY Homeowner Hires Pro for Window Replacement
    it is always rewarding to accomplish a DIY project in your home. But it is also important to know your limitations and when to hire a reputable contractor for the job. When I had to replace the windows in my entire house I hired a pro.
  • Refinancing My Mortgage After Bankruptcy
    Refinancing my home in 2006 helped me to lower my interest rate, consolidate debt, and lower my monthly payment while shortening the term of my mortgage loan.
  • Cy Young: The Best Pitcher in Boston Red Sox History
    Denton True 'Cy' Young was one of the best pitchers in baseball history. Playing 8 seasons in Boston, how does he stack up against the three American Cy Young Award winning pitchers who also played for the Red Sox decades later?
  • Bailey Returns as Red Sox Closer
    Andrew Bailey was chosen as the next Red Sox closer for the 2012 season but because of injuries he lost his closer role to Joel Hanrahan in 2013. Now that Hanrahan is out with season ending surgery can Bailey permanently win back the closer role?
  • The Deadly Game of Knockout
    Syracuse Police are investigating several incidents of assault which have been associated with a street game called the 'knockout' game. One of the most recent knockout assaults in the city resulted in the death of Syracuse resident Michael Daniels.
  • First Person: Understanding the Cost of Prescription Medications
    How well do you understand your prescription drug plan? Are you always charged the amount your provider has outlined in your plan? Or do you pay a different amount every time you fill a prescription?
  • First Person: The Hard Lesson of Student Loans
    Like many college students today, I have had to take out student loans to pay for my education. And like many graduates, they are about to find out paying these loans back can be a long and arduous financial journey.
  • The Rebounding Red Sox
    Coming off one of their worst losing seasons in club history and predictions for more of the same, the Boston Red Sox are proving they have what it takes as they are off to one of their best starts in club history,kicking off the 2013 season.
  • How DOMA Effects Our Tax Return
    Some couples plan for a tax refund with extra withholdings as a way of saving for a spring vacation or shopping spree. But because of DOMA, many gay couples withhold extra money to make sure we do not owe taxes at years end, with a refund being a bonus.
  • A Checklist for Camping with Your Pets
    Including pets on your camping vacation can be a fun experience for both you and your pets. Being prepared for the adventure makes it even more enjoyable. Here is a checklist that I use when I bring my pets, both cats and dogs, on my camping adventure.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Live in Concert
    When the Lynyrd Skynyrd reunion tour was announced in 1987 I was thrilled at the thought of going to one of their concerts. What I didn't realize at the time is that I would not only go to a concert but I would work a concert and meet the band.
  • First Person: When Lower Health Insurance Premiums Aren’t a Benefit
    When we were told our health plan would be changing and our premiums would be significantly lower, we thought that our cost of health care would be going down as well. But, as we are finding out, lower health care premiums aren't always a benefit.
  • Is It Really Stress or a Symptom of Something More Serious?
    Doctors have many patients to see in a day. Often they quickly label symptoms and prescribe medications without investigating the reason for the symptoms. Being proactive about your health can help you figure out the root cause of your symptoms.
  • Pay Attention to Red Flags When Picking Business Partners
    When considering a new business venture with business partners, it is a good idea to know as much as possible about your perspective partners before making a commitment and possibly a disastrous financial mistake.
  • First Person: Rebuilding My Life After Bankruptcy
    I had always had a good credit rating most of my adult life. That was until about 16 years ago when I found myself out of work due to a work related injury.
  • First Person: I Bought a Foreclosure
    When I was looking for my first house I wanted something that I could fix up and make my home. Buying a fixer upper meant that I could pick the neighborhood that I wanted and not break my budget.
  • My Chevy Astro Experience
    When I was looking for a new vehicle in 1991 I was looking to upgrade from a station wagon to a minivan. The problem was that most of the minivans of the day were not much bigger than the station wagon I wanted to trade in.
  • The Adoptee's Guide to Genealogical Success
    Genealogy is a wonderful hobby. Discovering the truth about your past, about your family, about yourself. But when you are adopted, the obstacles that you must overcome to make these discoveries are many
  • St. Patrick's Day Limerick
    St. Patrick's Day Limerick

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