When the Storms Come

When the Storms Come

This morning, I’m re-printing a post I wrote four years ago. It was during another stormy time. My thoughts are with the people in Texas and the extreme trouble they are having. The picture of the elderly people sitting in a nursing home in Houston, waiting to be rescued, with water up to their waists, […]

Delicious Supper, Lively Conversation,Tree Frogs

Delicious Supper, Lively Conversation,Tree Frogs

Last night, Matt and Dawn invited me over for supper. Those of you who know my daughter-in-law know that she’s an excellent cook. I gladly accepted, hopped in my SUV, and trundled right over to the younger Manos’s abode. The sky was overcast and rain was in the forecast. “I hear thunder,” I said, as […]

Many a Fond Memory Includes a Cup of Hot Coffee

Many a Fond Memory Includes a Cup of Hot Coffee

When someone comes to visit, about the first thing I ask is, “Would you like a cup of coffee?” Many happy memories center around a warm visit over a hot cup of coffee. This post is from three years ago but it’s still true today. Many years ago, every day after school, I stopped by […]

Portrait of Cozy Mystery Heroes and Their Readers

Portrait of Cozy Mystery Heroes and Their Readers

Readers of cozy mysteries come in all shapes and sizes. We have much in common, but we have major differences too. Most of us are women, but a few men like to read and even write cozies. Mostly, we are above the age of thirty, but some are younger. However, we all like a good mystery […]

Optimism and Frogs

Optimism and Frogs

What does optimism have to do with frogs? It all depends upon the situation. I’ve posted this poem once before. I didn’t write it but for those of us needing to read something besides gloom, doom, agony, crying, and criticism, this probably bears repeating. Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl; One was an optimistic […]

What Is the Name of the Flame?

What Is the Name of the Flame?

Almost all of us have something inside of us that keeps us going, some flame, some hope or desire or cherished dream. It’s the reason we look forward to another day, we walk with a spring in our step (or a hitch in our hobble) and have a gleam in our eye. I guess it […]