Above average

“They say” the average American gains 7 to 9 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Unfortunately, I’ve often been above average. I swear it’s a throw-back to the cavepeople era… When those who had a little more meat on their bones survived and those who had no...

Advent Sunday

For those of you who think Christmas will be here all too soon, let me just say this about that: From Advent Sunday to Christmas Day we’ll have the most time we’ve had since 2005 and we won’t have this much time again until 2016. “Advent,” from the Latin word...

Thanksgiving is a lifestyle

I admit it, I “borrowed” today’s blog title from a local church reader board. And for that, I give thanks. I subscribe to the belief that the more we express our gratitude, the more the universe will give us to be grateful for. The Law of Attraction teaches us that...

A Working Vacation

During the 30 years I taught school, Thanksgiving “vacation” used to mean stuffing myself with turkey and crashing out on the couch watching football all weekend. Now, relatively early in my writing career, it means setting up for a three-day bazaar in Ocean Shores...

Eleven Days and Counting

My heart is in my throat as I look at the calendar today. We’ve flown by the “two-week warning bell.” Opening Night for “A Christmas Trilogy: Three Holiday One-Acts” at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco is fast approaching, and I’m so excited I can hardly contain...
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