Boys and Their Bombers

When World War II planes come to our local airport for an exhibition, my husband and son are among the first in line to see them. This week four retired war machines, a B-17, B-25, and a B-26—all bombers— sat on the tarmac in Eugene, Oregon as well as a P-51 Mustang. Tours were available […]

Authors, Authors, Authors

Have you geared up for summer reading? With sunshine, lemonade,  and hot, lazy days ahead, don’t forget to spend some of those wonderful moments with a good book. This week and next, I will list books by authors I’ve come to know and appreciate. Whether you fancy historical romance, contemporary women’s stories, or a little […]

When Writers Research

An author whose meticulous research makes her stories ring with truth is Sarah Sundin, a novelist who writes about life during World War II. Conducting research is necessary for any novel—historical or contemporary—but Sundin weaves in details like fine spice. She sprinkles her characters’ lives with pieces of history that flavor the storyline like an […]

Honoring Memorial Day

What is Memorial Day to you? The start of summer? Three days before you have to return to work?  Time to catch up on your sleep, lawn-mowing, television watching, and social media surfing? Or is it a day filled with memories of people who gave everything to preserve what you take for granted? Every Memorial […]