Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Nature

More Visions of Summer

It's been said that even too much of a good thing isn't good. I disagree. I believe there's no such thing as too much of summer's beauty. Of drinking it in fully, with deep appreciation. Here is evidence of some of what I've been drinking in. With that, go forth and enjoy some summer beauty,… Continue reading More Visions of Summer

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, goals, Health, Writing

“Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

This past July was the first time I haven't met my Camp NaNo goal. What's Camp NaNo you ask? Read about it here and perhaps you might decide to partake in April of 2020. ūüôā One week into the month and I suspected I might have a difficult time meeting my goal. Two weeks into… Continue reading “Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

Fun, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

Now Available!

Shear Murder, book four in the Melanie Hogan Mysteries, is now available on Kindle! Paperback soon to follow. When beauty salon owner Melanie Hogan joins six of her pals from beauty college for a reunion in Pinewood Village, Minnesota, one of the gang turns up dead the morning after the party. With Melanie‚Äôs shears as… Continue reading Now Available!

Fun, Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

And in the Beginning…

For those who have read my bio, you know my writing years began at the tender age of four. I took my fat little crayons in my fat little fingers and decided to experiment with words on the knotty pine walls of the living room. My parents were not impressed! But even back then, I… Continue reading And in the Beginning…

Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

The Week's Top Three: 3.)¬† Completing the first draft of my book Shear Madness, which¬†I began¬†in Camp Nano¬†this past July,¬†and beginning to loosely plan the second in the series, Brush with Death, for NaNoWriMo next month. 2.)¬† That first sweet, juicy, crunchy bite of a Honeycrisp apple on a fall day. Mmmmmm...they are the best!… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

Faith and Spirituality, Nature, Quotes

Timeout Tuesday

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me‚ÄĒpractice these things, and the God of peace… Continue reading Timeout Tuesday

Alcoholism, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Life Lessons, Quotes

Seize the Day

When I was on my morning run today, it occurred to¬†me how much of life is spent waiting for something to get here.¬†Whether that¬†something is: Vacation. A loved one coming for a visit. Payday. A movie you've been waiting to come out on the big screen. The good part of a book you're reading. Summer… Continue reading Seize the Day

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Quotes

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

My top three for the week: 3.)¬† An out-of-the-blue phone call from a childhood friend who now lives in Montana. What fun to catch up! 2.)¬† My shipment of books arriving yesterday! Oh for the excitement! ūüôā 1.)¬† My son and his wife asking me to be a witness to their marriage. What an honor!… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday