When the Earth Shifted

When the Earth Shifted

We went down the steps and around the corner of the house to watch such strange behavior on the part of these usually gentle animals. Still squealing, the horses and mule ran into their barn and immediately began to kick the sides of the wooden structure. A loud crash came from the far side of […]

Warm Up a Chilly Fall Day

Warm Up a Chilly Fall Day

  What can warm up a chilly fall day? A free cozy mystery, of course! And, for two days only, Saturday, October 13 (today!) and Sunday, October 14, the second in the Darcy and Flora mystery series, Grave Shift,¬† is absolutely free as an ebook on Amazon. As you know, Darcy Campbell, a retired investigative […]

Landscaping and Building and a Mystery

Landscaping and Building and a Mystery

  One of the many nice things about writing is that I get to go places and do things I could never do in real life. And, I get to live where I want, in the sort of house I like. When Darcy and Flora moved to their new home (Grave Heritage) I designed the […]

The Golden Light at the End of the Day

The Golden Light at the End of the Day

  There’s something about the late afternoon, just before the supper hour, when the day is winding down¬† and the light lies golden and still through the windows. There’s a hush, a silence in empty rooms, a quiet acceptance that the day is over and soon the sun will slip beneath the horizon. Memories return […]

The Conclusion of the Drama of the Hurt Foot

The Conclusion of the Drama of the Hurt Foot

  At long last, the three-week injured foot challenge has ended happily! Yesterday, Nathan and I took Nemo back to his doctor for the stitches to be removed from his foot. If you’ll remember, he had a small growth on his foot. He was sedated, the growth removed, the incision sewed up, but that was […]

Shadows on the Wall

Shadows on the Wall

Yesterday afternoon was a lazy afternoon at home. At loose ends after church and dinner with the family, I wandered into the front room and my old stand-by, the piano. It’s a friend I’ve turned to for many years. Digging some well-liked music from my piano bench, I sat down and played. Tunes have always […]

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