Mischief Maker

  I called him Mischief. He deserved the moniker. All he’d done since he first invaded our patio late last spring was spread mischief. He is a squirrel. We’d first encountered his antics when the squirrel-proof bird feeder tempted him and instead of stealing seed from the seed tray, he popped the top off and […]

An Exciting New Offering

New this week is the Inspirational Romance Collection, Second Chances, from Mountain Brook Ink. The six-novel eBook set features MBI authors Miralee Ferrell, Teresa H. Morgan, Melanie Campbell, Janalyn Voigt, and Patricia Lee. The stories are varied by setting and by theme making the collection quite an assortment. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read these for […]

In Uncertain Times

The phone call signaled the beginning. The assisted living facility where my elderly neighbor resided had closed its doors. No visitors until further notice. That edict concerned me because said neighbor had recently spent time in the elder care unit at the hospital and had been sent back to the assisted living facility under the […]

Love–Not on store shelves

Reposted from February 2014   In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a work of which I am an ardent fan, Elizabeth Bennett wonders who first discovered the efficacy of destroying affection with verse. She declares that poetry must indeed kill love. In surprise, the oft maligned hero Fitzwilliam Darcy replies, “I have been used to consider poetry as […]

Lonely at the Top

Will he or won’t he? February is here and with it arrives the much anticipated prediction of Punxsutawney Phil, the official mascot for Ground Hog Day, February 2. The tradition originated from an ancient European Christian observance of what was known as Candlemas Day. That celebration represented the midpoint between the winter and spring equinoxes. […]