• The spirit of Santa

    I’ve got Santa on my mind. That jolly old elf, a once kindly old man who brought gifts to poor children on a long winter’s night, so many years ago. With time and…

  • Done and done…

    Attempt number six is finished my friends. I wrote 51,557 words in a month for National Novel Writing Month. (The challenge being to write 50,000 words in a month which is roughly 1,667…

  • National Espresso Day…

    Did you know there was such a thing as National Espresso Day? Me either. But this morning as I checked the happenings my internet world, my sister let me in on this little…

  • A little protest story…

    As a writer, I write to make myself feel better. Yes, my fingers have been flying across the keyboard this past week! II love when writing, short stories come out of nowhere and…

  • Cliff Hangers…

    Okay, I’m typically late to most parties. Examples: I was born a month late. I was in college for eight years (no, I don’t have a masters in anything). I didn’t take drivers-ed…

  • Nano Nano

    The frost killed the rest of my zucchini plants last night. It happens, and I’m okay with it. I have shredded, chopped, grilled, diced, baked and fried up so much zucchini the past…

  • Autumn inspiration

    Each fall I dredge up an old post about autumn and the time I lived in Colorado and re-post it. I can’t help it. This crisp weather that has descended on my little…

  • A little drop of rain…

    Writing about writing and about wanting to write is the lull I find myself right now. Finished with one story, packed away politely and ready to travel, I’m left with, well, the leftovers.…

  • No place like home

      I forget the gem of a state I have here in my little corner of the world. And I’m thankful for my trips this summer that have reminded me why I’ve made…

  • Into the Woods

    When I turned 18 I went into the woods, not to live deliberately, but out of fear. I went for lack of a better idea, because I didn’t know what I was doing…