Category: A Writer’s Life

My Zinnias Are Blooming

I love the bright, daisy-like flower heads of Zinnias. They’re easy to grow, bloom profusely, and provide a great splash of color in a pot or flowerbed. A primarily warm weather flower, I missed seeing them when we …

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A Child of the Soaps

Long before epic series like Game of Thrones and Outlander kept us breathlessly awaiting the next episode, serial radio shows kept listeners beside their radios. Busy taking care of housework in 30s and 40s without the benefit of …

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Mother’s Day Trivia

A long time ago in a land far away, we wore roses to church on Mother’s Day. I can remember as a child going to my grandmother’s house before church to pick a flower to pin on my …

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Easter and Hot Cross Buns

Easter time brings hot cross buns to bakery shelves. I love hot cross buns, almost as much as I love fruitcake at Christmas. Fruitcake I can find year round. Hot cross buns, not so much. Traditionally, the spicy, …

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Spring and Piddlin’

Spring brings out my lackadaisicalness. I’m not lazy, but something about a warm spring day has me doing a lot of piddlin’ around and not staying on task. I find myself staring into space or watching a cardinal …

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The Swim Team

I’m on a Swim Team. A very small swim team. Three of us gather Monday through Friday at the local indoor pool. I don’t know all their names. We rarely speak. Yet we’re a dedicated team. You have …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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