Know what this is? Behind the green screen is the cover of my upcoming release, Love’s Autumn Harvest, which is set for August 1. Monday, June 15 the cover will be revealed. The eBook will be available for pre-order. The print books will follow in July. This has been a tough year for all of […]
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. […]
Oh Christmas Tree!
Our Christmas festivities always begin with the arrival of the tree. It’s a ritual my family has honed to perfection (and exhaustion) over the years. But this year the tree hunters were met with a surprise. The lot from which they chose to buy had sold out. Its sister location across town had also disposed […]
One morning earlier this week I squinted into the mist beyond my bedroom window, enjoying the colors of fall on my patio. Everything appeared as it should, the quiet of the day slowly rising at the sun’s beckon. My gaze strayed to the bird feeder hanging against the concrete block wall behind it. Except it […]
Smoke Detectors–Safety or Sanity?
The piercing whine coming from the hall could mean only one thing—something I cooked in the kitchen had set off the smoke detector. But what? The bigger surprise came in the when of it all. Our smoke detector had quit working a while ago. When had my husband installed a new one without my knowledge? […]
Make Someone’s Day
Today I stopped to pick up some groceries on my way home from a haircut. The store seemed busy. When I went to check out, I found all available checkers engaged. I pulled into the most likely line to finish first and soon discovered my mistake. At the register stood a woman with a pile […]
My husband recently ordered a hearing aid. Wearing it this week, he and I were headed to breakfast when he asked, “Where is that clicking clock?” “You mean the turn signal?” I said. Not funny. But true. Operating noisy, outdoor equipment for thirty years in his career as a landscaper/groundskeeper, my husband is nearly deaf. […]
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Book Pick #4–Author Richard Spillman
Few speculative fiction books with frightening content make the grade for my to-be-read pile, but this one’s premise captured my interest from the beginning. I’ve long known the biblical account of Lazarus, the man whom Jesus rose from the dead, but I’ve never considered what might have happened to that man after his encounter […]
Entertaining Angels Unaware?
Though door-to-door salesmen are rare these days, they still exist, but I’m not comfortable with a stranger coming into my home to demonstrate a product he has for sale. This week, though, my husband, who has a tender heart for anyone struggling to make a living, invited a vacuum cleaner salesman in. I know what […]
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Happy Mother’s Day
With thoughts of mothers and a special day to celebrate them this week, today I re-post an adaptation I created in 2015 from a song dedicated to the real reason women are mothers—their children. Using the acronym we are all familiar with—M-O-T-H-E-R—with a nod to the original writer who gave us the song based on […]