Taking a Look Back

Taking a Look Back

Happy first day of winter! This is the shortest day of the year. From now on, the days will get longer and longer until June 20, which is the longest day of the year. It’s like the wise old squirrel told the puzzled little puppies in one of my favorite children’s books, “It’s like a […]

It Was Super Moist!

It Was Super Moist!

It’s a dark, moist sort of day. The deck is damp, but yesterday it was super moist. As in a Winnie the Pooh book, “The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down.” It happened when I went grocery shopping. Everything was fine as I went into the store. The forecast had said we might have […]

Small and Crawly

Small and Crawly

God’s Small World God made a tiny, shiny world in blades of grass and flowers, Where crickets creep and spiders spin and dewdrops fall in showers. And in this small, this crawly world are secrets and surprises. The caterpillars creeping here wear summertime disguises. No one but God could think of it; I don’t know […]

Terror Stalks the Hills

Terror Stalks the Hills

This is a cozy mystery, well written, good character development and a satisfying read. Then you get to the chase scene and whoa, what happened to the cozy part? That is the misconception many readers have of cozy mysteries. Well, think again. This is a suspenseful, exciting story, filled with baffling murders. I am planning […]

A Shadowy Shape in the Moonlight

A Shadowy Shape in the Moonlight

  The noise jarred my eyes open. I gasped and sat up. The luminous dial on my bedside clock told me it was two in the morning.      “Penny?” I muttered. “Did you knock something off a table?”      But the little cat was not on the foot of my bed. As I listened, heart […]

Sisters Are Forever

When the jonquils bloom in the spring, I think of her–my sister Helen. Maybe it’s because of her March birthday, maybe it’s because those first flowers are so welcome after winter and are such a cheerful sight. My sister was a cheerful, upbeat, lovely person. Some people make the world a better place simply by being. […]

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