Category: Writer’s Life

The Squirrel War

There’s a war going on in our backyard. My husband fills the bird feeders and the birds gathered. We love watching them from our kitchen table. Too often when we look out, the squirrels are on the feeders …

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Summertime is Burger Time

I read that Americans gobble an estimated three burgers a week. That comes out to 156 burgers a year. Multiply that times the U.S. population and the number is around 50 billion burgers eaten a year. That boggles …

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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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Saga of the Long Driveway

Our driveway is long. Very long. It also has a killer S curve. We noticed it when we looked at the house. But, there was so much to love about the property with the yard and interior we …

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What to do as Winter gives way to Spring

I read in a weather blog recently that “February is not Houston’s prettiest month” and I have to say, how true. February in Texas is the March of mountain states. Both are the months when Mother Nature is …

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Starting 2019 with FOCUS

2018 is history. 2019’s clock is ticking. A New Year signals a fresh start a new chapter in life with blank pages to fill new questions to be asked new answers to discover It’s a time to move …

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Fruitcake Facts, Folly, and An Offer

Christmas means fruitcake time. It’s the most belittled icon of the season. I’m a fruitcake lover and this is such a sad, sad thing to me. Johnny Carson began the trend of fruitcake bashing with his comment that …

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My Texas Green Thumb

Gardeners claim green thumbs if their plants do well. When we lived in Colorado, if you didn’t have a green house, the growing season was only about two months long. Hardly long enough for anything to grow to …

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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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