Lately

Nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. This is the amount of writing in 2021 which I have completed and submitted for publication with the exception of a reworked poem sent to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Chicken Soup does not send rejection letters, so, I will not know if my piece of work has been accepted until … More Lately

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A Writer’s Year in Review – 2019

     In 2019, many of my author friends have made a collage snapshot of all the publications in which their writings have appeared during the year. Many of these pictorial displays are quite impressive and have caused me to explore my own, less than impressive, writing year.      My year began with ghostwriting for several freelance writing … More A Writer’s Year in Review – 2019

The Unpainted Fingernail and Other Thoughts.. maybe

As a young lady, I was always self-conscious of my hands – especially when I played the piano. Rather than dainty, feminine hands that gracefully danced upon the piano’s keyboard, my hands looked like those of a field-hand. Protruding knuckles on the muscled-up fingers, these square hands have worked hard over the years – sewing … More The Unpainted Fingernail and Other Thoughts.. maybe

Summer 2019

     I was reading Stephen King’s “On Writing” and one of his anecdotes had to do with the dreaded writing assignment, How I Spent My Summer. Stephen chose to break tradition and not assign the worn-out theme to his class. This started me thinking about how often, or not, I was assigned that theme. … More Summer 2019

My Geosentience

          If I were wealthy, one of the first adjustments in my life would be to change my residence. I would buy a modest home in New Zealand and live there during fall and winter months – May through August. I would also buy a modest home in Alberta, Canada and … More My Geosentience