Now, wasn't that title original? I choose not to get involved in the secret Santa scam on Facebook. I choose not to taste dill pickle soup. Choose this day whom you will serve, either the gods your father’s served on the other side of the flood or the God who brought you out of… Continue reading Secret Santa, Dill Pickle Soup, Cats, Teenagers, Bible and Writing
Several years ago, a friend said to me, “Because, after all, the South should have won.” Astounded, I probably stood there with my mouth hanging open. Somehow the subject of the American Civil War came up, and her statement was so far from anything I had ever heard or been taught, I couldn’t say anything… Continue reading A Veteran’s Day Post
I am sitting here and listening to the sounds of a town waking up. Traffic is busy up on the highway, a car passes my house every little bit, a truck or big piece of machinery is beeping away, letting folks behind it know that it means business. Someone is using power tools down the… Continue reading Life’s Mysteries, Story Questions
We have a new kitten in the house. The 14 year old and 11 year old are excited and rather distracted, and we haven’t even started our school work for the day. Our 2-year-old cat isn’t so sure about this meowing furball roaming around in her territory, but so far, no one has gotten hurt.… Continue reading Busy Day Update
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you might have picked up on the fact that I’m working on a story about a woman traveling the Oregon trail. You may even remember a post where I talked about researching what to do when someone is drowning. Well, below is a sample, uncut and unedited,… Continue reading The Drowning Scene
Well, ole March went out like a lion this year, didn’t it? But April has finally arrived. Spring. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting all winter to say that. 🙂 That fresh, moist, earthy smell of dirt, the happy singing of the birds, the warm sunshine and milder temperatures all make… Continue reading Announcing A New Book!
My wind chimes are creating a melody all their own out there on my front porch. Guess the breeze is lively. Reminds me of the blustery March, two years ago when I was pondering a new story idea. I dove into some research, which proved to fuel my idea into a book that is soon… Continue reading From Idea to Book