Category: A Writer’s Life

Let the Holiday Shopping Begin

Good news for those of you who have started your shopping already. I have a new release to offer. Book Blurb When David Sands lost his wife, he promised he’d sell their condo contents and donate proceeds to… Read More

Share

From Lizards to Headlights and Taillights

Many years ago one of my grandsons lived next door. He was home-schooled and sometimes I helped with his homework. Writing was his least favorite subject. Fast forward to his first year in college and he loves his… Read More

Share

The Tale of a Book Title

Book titles and covers are important because the old adage — Readers do judge a book by its cover — is true. So, how can an author know beforehand what’s going to resonate? Wiser people than me have… Read More

Share

Grandparenting Adventures

Recently I supervised my daughter’s two dogs and three teenagers while she and her husband went on a business trip. My two dogs came along with me. That brought the total to four dogs – Buster (on the… Read More

Share

It’s Time to PAUSE

On a recent road trip together, Chicken Wrangler Sara and I were discussing an editorial titled “Head Space” by Stephen Orr in the August edition of Better Homes and Garden magazine. Orr pointed out that everywhere you look… Read More

Share

Do you talk to things that can’t talk back?

I talk to my dogs, my plants, my car, and lots of things that can’t talk back. It’s anthropomorphizing—a big word that means attaching human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. Nicholas Epley, a professor of behavioral… Read More

Share

In My Garden – Resurrection Fern

Almost a year ago, we moved back to Texas. Our top priority was to find housing. We were very fortunate and quickly found a place that suited our needs.Not only was the interior exactly what we wanted, the… Read More

Share

Gnomes and Google Doodles

Recently, Google’s search engine home page featured a gnome Google Doodle. (Try not to laugh when you say that fast.) If you’re not familiar with the term Google Doodle, it’s the temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s… Read More

Share

People Watching and A Writer’s Eye

I’m an observer. I learned from an early age that the art of observation could be a lifesaver. When I was young, my mother would drive my grandmother and me along with my two siblings downtown where we’d… Read More

Share

Southern-isms Explained

We took a trip to Iowa for our granddaughter’s college graduation. Earlier in this spring, we attended another granddaughter’s master degree graduation. So proud of our grandchildren. All twelve of them. We stopped on the way to visit… Read More

Share