On a Damp, Dark Morning as the Year Fades

On a Damp, Dark Morning as the Year Fades

This is a damp, dark morning as the year fades into memory. Do you ever wake up in the morning with a song on your mind for no apparent reason? This morning, I woke up with You’ll Never Know, a 1943 song, running through my head. It’s a very pretty love song, but what that […]

Something Vile Is in the Wind

The Folgers Coffee is hot and strong, just the way I like it. My little dog Nemo dozes on the floor beside me. The noise of the interstate is a far-off hum. The train rumbles to a stop downtown but it is a distant, comforting sound.  Familiar sounds and rituals punctuate the morning but beneath it […]

The Sky Is the Limit with “What If”

The Sky Is the Limit with “What If”

But, what if things were not as they appeared and behind all the facade beat a real, honest-to-goodness mystery? With the magic words of “What If” the sky is the limit.   I am pleased and honored to be guest blogger on Southern Writers Magazine Suite T this morning. Please click on this link and […]

Lessons Learned From Nemo

Lessons Learned From Nemo

I like to think I’ve taught Nemo a lot, but I know for sure I’ve learned many lessons from him. These are only a few:     Food is good. It is to be enjoyed without guilt or worry about calories. Relaxation fuels the body, mind and spirit; any place is a good place to […]

That Warm, Wonderful Feeling

That Warm, Wonderful Feeling

The warm, wonderful feeling yesterday afternoon wasn’t due completely to the fireplace, although it was snapping and blazing, or the hot, aromatic coffee or even the gingersnaps. No, that cozy feeling was because three good friends were gathered around the hundred-year old table, laughing, talking, and sharing thoughts on reading, writing, and more. Much more. […]

Guesting at Southern Writers Magazine

Guesting at Southern Writers Magazine

If there’s an extra lilt to my writing this morning, it’s because my guest blog at Southern Writers Magazine is on this prestigious magazine’s blog page.  What did I write about? Snagging the reader’s attention. As a reader, you have a vast sea of books from which to choose. When you pick up a book and […]

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