Surprise!

Have you noticed a theme running through some of my recent blog posts? Aging and signs of aging. Ugh. For the past several months, walking has not only been painful, but downright awkward. I walk like an old cowboy who has spent the last 40+ years in the saddle. Maybe that’s what happened to the … More Surprise!

He is Risen

Flowers bloomed all around us. Blue skies with soft puffy clouds lazily floated overhead. It was a lovely morning when we visited Jerusalem’s Garden Tomb. The temperature perfect, a soft breeze like a gentle kiss on the skin. Strains of music come to me now as I remember that day: “Was it a morning like … More He is Risen

Who Me?

What happens when goals and age collide? One of my goals is to complete a series of Middle Grade novels. A few years ago, I participated in NaNoWriMo. I put in long stretches of time at the keyboard—often typing as much as 8,000 – 10,000 words / day on that first novel. No ill effects … More Who Me?

Sales Fail

The grandchildren and I played outside in the sunshine. The children rode their bikes in the driveway while I tethered the dog to the lamppost. A young woman walked up to us carrying a satchel. She sang out in a chipper voice. “I’m in your neighborhood to sell this fantastic new cleaning product.” The dog … More Sales Fail

Which is it?

Did you read last week’s article: Why Kindle?  If not, please do so before reading this post. While writing that article, I debated which way to spell the shortened word for electronic books. Which is it: Ebook, eBook, ebook or e-book? My Word program only recognized “e-book.” It spell-checked everything else. Amazon chose Ebook. Grammar … More Which is it?

Why Kindle?

Did you know you can download the Kindle app free from Amazon’s website? You don’t have to have a Kindle tablet. You can download the application onto your computer or your smart phone. But why? You may still ask. Read on. Benefits of the Kindle Application: Electronic books or ebooks download quickly and easily. ebook … More Why Kindle?

Snow or Ice?

Which scares you more? Snow or ice? Some people are afraid to drive in snow. They panic at the first snow forecast. I’ve never truly understood their panic. On snow you can get traction as long as it is not too deep. Ice or freezing rain is what scares me. But perhaps it is just … More Snow or Ice?

FEBRUARY

Do you hate February? One of my friends considers this month the absolute worst of the whole year—mainly because she despises winter. But February has several interesting national holidays that just might lift her spirits and yours if the winter blahs are getting you down, too. February 1 National Freedom Day – We have numerous … More FEBRUARY

Lilly’s Logic

My granddaughter Lilly’s fine hair is often tangled. I used to comb out her tangles with a fine-toothed comb. (See the light blue comb in the photo above.) No matter how gently I combed, Lilly pulled away even when her hair was not tangled. Finally, I decided the comb’s teeth were too sharp for her … More Lilly’s Logic