The Strange Case of the Invisible Mystery Writer

The Strange Case of the Invisible Mystery Writer

This is a strange case and could be thought of as fiction–it all depends on your experience, as a reader. My experience comes from the viewpoint of a writer. Maybe this is all make-believe, pretend, the stuff from which imaginary tales are made. Or, maybe it isn’t. What if it could be true? What if, […]

Just An Appetizer of a Mystery

Just An Appetizer of a Mystery

Last night, a thunderstorm blew through, in a hurry to get somewhere else, evidently. We did get a sample, just an appetizer of rain. It left me hoping for more. The temperature has dropped now to a more seasonal level.  You know, life has more real mysteries than a writer could ever dream up. Sometimes, […]

An Inner Core of Firm Resolve or The Lesson From the Avocado

An Inner Core of Firm Resolve or The Lesson From the Avocado

We’ve all heard, “Growing old is not for sissies.” Let me enlarge on that: “Writing is not for sissies.” Or, just about anything we want with our whole heart and have to work hard to get is not for the faint-hearted. We must have an inner core of firm resolve. Sort of like the avocado. […]

Determination, Your Name Is Squirrel

Determination, Your Name Is Squirrel

A small, bushy-tailed animal, a few years ago, made a big impression on me. If anyone had determination, he did. As I looked out my front room window, I saw a small squirrel, probably young and inexperienced,  pulling a stick across the yard. This wasn’t just any stick, it was  a big stick. It was at least […]

What Was That Strange Noise?

What Was That Strange Noise?

Something banged outside. What? It sounded like a heavy truck with loose metal objects rattling and bumping up the hill. Again, a loud crash. Thunder! It had been so long since I’d heard it, I failed, at first, to recognize it. And rain! Thank the Lord. It may not last long, but every drop is […]

Making Captive Those Errant Little Thoughts

Making Captive Those Errant Little Thoughts

The Bible says we are supposed to take every thought captive. That would be really a good thing to do, but it isn’t an easy thing. With so much that is pleasant and positive, so much love in the world, why do I (and, I suspect, a great many of us) let negative thoughts creep […]