• Frozen Books

    Jólabókaflóð is an Icelandic word. It basically translates to “Christmas Book Flood.” Why are we talking about Christmas and Icelandic people in September? Because I was just made aware of this Christmas tradition!…

  • Learning to Preserve

    Every morning, I got out and sit on my patio with my coffee, journals, current book I’m reading, and computer. My whole world is contained in my fenced in space. I watch the…

  • Harmony

    I haven’t been in the mood to write. I’ve been mostly editing for the past two months. Which is fine, editing is a big part of writing. I have several blogs I wrote…

  • On Writing Humor

    I’ve been entertaining people most my life. Whether it was through theater, singing or writing, I entertained. Sitting with a group of friends, and watching how the light comes to their eyes when…

  • Nesting…

    I’ve started the move into my back yard for the season. There is a lot to do this year. I need to clean up the leaves I never got to last fall before…

  • Coffee, Clouds and Italy

    I am in a writing group and when we first started together we decided one of our prompts would be to talk about what reoccurring themes or things we tackled in our writing.…

  • The Seasons of the Writer

    I think I might have identified three seasons of the writer. The first is the season of inspiration. The problem with this season is that it can strike at any time and any…

  • The Trevi Fountain

    The Trevi Fountain in Rome makes 1.7 million dollars a year. But Nicole, you don’t pay to see the Trevi Fountain. But you do throw coins into the fountain. With your back to…

  • The Keeper of the Keys…

    I don’t remember much of my visit to the Vatican Museum, it’s a fuzzy memory. There are bits and pieces I recall, but the last time I was there was 2003, and this…