Pluses and Minuses

As my year from hell comes to a close, it’s time to take an honest inventory. Yes, the bad news always makes the front page, and there was more than enough death and devastation to fill several tomes. But there were victories as well, and I do not fail to make note of...

Are you out there, MDN?

Of all the things that have broken my heart this year, being out of contact with My Darling Niece ranks right up there close to the very top of the list. Tomorrow she’ll be 24. A year and a half ago she graduated from the University of Washington with a major in...

Ghosts of Christmases Past and Present

Today’s post is an annotated photo journal. I’ve included seven years of personal Christmas pictures with brief descriptions. Readers will discover why I am who I am!  (LOL)  I hope you enjoy walking down memory lane with me! Just click on each picture to get the full...

The End of the World—absolutely!

Today is the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun. In the northern hemisphere, it is the shortest day, and longest night. After today, the days gradually start getting longer again. This day has...

It’s a Wrap!

For eight consecutive weekends, I signed up to be out hawking my books at Holiday Bazaars. And for seven of them, I did just that. (It’s not my fault the weather didn’t cooperate weekend before last and I was unable to attend one of them due to ice and snow.) Sitting...
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