Some Turn to Writing

Some Turn to Writing

  In this enforced alone time, some of us turn to writing. I highly recommend it. If you aren’t a writer, you can become one! You really need to keep an account of your daily activities because, guess what? This won’t last. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. Last spring, I’d never have […]

What Would You Do If

What Would You Do If

  What would you do if, out of the clear blue, someone gave you a Victorian house that was more than a hundred years old? The house came with a lot of warm memories and, although you wouldn’t know it at the time you inherited it, a lot of mysteries too? Would you accept the […]

Habit or Quirk?

Habit or Quirk?

  Is it a habit or is it a quirk?  Bad habits should be broken; good habits, encouraged. A friend of mine said when she swept her sidewalk, she always counted a specific number of swipes with the broom. Habit or quirk? In Sunday School, I sit at a certain table with people I’ve known […]

Murder Under a Full Moon

Murder Under a Full Moon

  An excerpt from my current work-in-progress, the fourth Ned McNeil mystery: The next day, Pat’s and Jackie’s reactions were similar to Cade’s. “Look,” I said, as Janie set our coffee in front of us. “My curiosity was already piqued, so Tom’s request just gives me a good excuse. It’ll be kind of exciting to […]

Vintage Persons and Mysteries

Vintage Persons and Mysteries

  Some of us have reached the enviable stage of being VPs or Vintage Persons. Vintage, of course, means top of the line, quality, and something that only years can bring. Provenance! That’s what VPs have. Vintage Persons know what we like and don’t like and VPs like cozy mysteries. I don’t mean that younger […]

Wildlife

Wildlife

Wildlife Six squirrels, some robins, a rabbit or two— My backyard resembles a varied wildlife zoo. Snowbirds, titmice, cardinals, and doves— Lots of pretty feathered friends that everybody loves. But, wait! What is the matter with this pushing, scolding pair? Those rude and raucous bluejays are not inclined to share. The jays are bright and […]

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