I like to stay home. I cherish the view from my own front porch. Still, I have had the chance to visit other places in our glorious world. I have had the good fortune and opportunity to see the Great Wall of China and I have also had the joy of seeing the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I’ve been to paradise, but I haven’t throughly explored the touristy places of my own neck of the woods, in…..
Even though I am a stay-at-home armchair traveler, there are times in my life when a trip beckons! I have been persuaded to cast off my robe and slippers and leave my cozy study to head to warmer climes in the winter, or to visit younger relatives who live around the USA to have fun with them and share my wisdom. (ha!) I have traveled to special events, such as basketball games, tree lightings and milestone celebrations. While I…..
My friend and bestselling author, Rafael Amadeus Hines shared his blog post with me. Rafael Hines has written a powerful, moving and inspiring story. If you read one post this month…please read this one! For more information about Rafael, please read about his book, Bishop’s War and a tribute to our veterans.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were
Neil Young sang those words in 1972. He accompanied himself with a six-string banjo tuned like a guitar. In 1972, I was in high school……
Have you met Charli? I have written three books about my fictional heroine, so I suppose it makes sense that she and I are comfortable pals by now.
My third book in The Golden Age of Charli series has just launched, so I asked Charli to share something from one of the earlier books so that you could get to know her, too. She chose the preface from the second book, The Golden Age of Charli- BMI (yes that’s the…..
My book character Charli, texted me to set up an interview. A few months ago, I had sat down with her and now she was ready to turn the tables and ask me some questions. We decided to meet by my outdoor fireplace with a nip of brandy. Before we started, I ran back in to the house for a warmer jacket and scarf and when I settled back by the fireplace and poked at the flames,…..
I take the last bite of five-day old grocery store Christmas stollen. It’s a good bite- candied cherries, pecans, cinnamon and frosting. I lick a smudge of frosting from my lips, swipe crumbs off my sweatshirt and sigh to myself. Ok, that’s the last of…..
Have you noticed that the holidays are over and it’s time to get back on track? Many folks like to make resolutions to pave the way for success in the new year. But we know all about the roads that are paved with good…..
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