Settle, England

Today’s Guest Post is from Kristi Holl, a mystery author. In preparation for an upcoming adult historical mystery novel, Kristi settled in Settle, England for three weeks in October. (Settle is a village in the Yorkshire Dales of northern England.) Kristi sent brief updates about the locale to her friends and followers. These updates included … More Settle, England

Time for NaNoWriMo

Last year during November, I took part in NaNoWriMo for the first time. This November, I will be taking part once again—along with over 400,000 writers around the world. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a wild, fast-paced creative writing event, which challenges all participants to write 50,000 words of the first draft of a … More Time for NaNoWriMo

Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air Review If you want to get away during the winter, it’s time to make your travel plans. I invite you to investigate Allegiant Air. A smaller airline has benefits. Economy Are you a budget traveler? If so, this is the first good reason to investigate Allegiant Air. We had never flown with Allegiant … More Allegiant Air

Chinese Blessings

Shang’s Tea House on the first level of the Crown Center shops, Kansas City, Missouri has a simple dining room with wooden tables and backless wooden stools. Some tea houses in China have dining rooms like this, but not all. Merchandise Tea varieties are displayed on the right wall as you enter the tea house. … More Chinese Blessings

Shang’s Tea House

Do you know how to make a perfect cup of tea? Do you know what type of tea is the healthiest and of the best quality? We found out when we recently visited Shang’s Tea House in Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Shang’s Tea House specializes in organic loose-leaf teas. His tea shop is the … More Shang’s Tea House

Phone Snafu

Is it possible to travel without your cell phone in this day and age? We were about to find out. Not on purpose mind you. But let me back up in this tale. A few days before we flew to Florida this past spring I developed bronchitis. You know the kind, when you’re coughing up … More Phone Snafu

Change In the Air

Did you notice it? Change is in the air. All across the country most school-age children are back in school, homeschool, or in virtual classrooms. The first day of autumn will officially occur on Monday, September 23. If you live in a region of Canada or the USA that enjoys all four seasons you’re already … More Change In the Air

Mission to the Moon

This summer marked the 50th Anniversary of the first landing on the moon. With all the hoopla over this space anniversary, I decided the best way to celebrate was to watch a movie. Apollo 13 seemed the obvious choice. I requested a copy from my library. Unfortunately so did many others. I’m still waiting my … More Mission to the Moon