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Just Joys

        The whirling weeks have left me vaguely unsettled, looking for what I have “accomplished.” I am used to measuring that in terms of word count, and I don’t have many of those. Rather than wallow in … Continue reading

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A Brave Thing

   My daughter recently posted this on Facebook:   Dolly, I did a brave thing. During the pandemic, I started painting. That wasn’t brave, because nobody was looking over my shoulder pointing out my mistakes (the paintings did that!) But I really … Continue reading

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Thankful!

Hope you had a great day with those you love, celebrating all the things you are thankful for. I am grateful for many things, family and friends in particular. But this year I am also thankful to have a new … Continue reading

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Peleliu

Last month, 77 years ago, American soldiers began a battle for an airstrip on a tiny island in the Pacific. I had never heard of it, but I watched a documentary where the last surviving Marines told of the battle … Continue reading

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Following a Rabbit

I follow rabbit trails when I am writing because they often end up in the most unusual and interesting places. Here’s a few tidbits I learned writing about an unnamed woman who was married to one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Dickens, Aliens, and Me

My first ambition was to be an astronaut. My dream was to make first contact with aliens who could take me on a private tour of the galaxy. I would check out the window every night to see if a … Continue reading

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The Paintbrush and the Pen

During the pandemic I edited several books and started two novels, both of which seem stuck somewhere near the beginning and are sitting around waiting for me.  I don’t know if it was the stress of the year or I … Continue reading

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Roses are Stealthy

  Writer, humanist,          dog-mom, horse servant and cat-slave,       Lover of solitude          and the company of good friends,        New places, new ideas           and old … Continue reading

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What an Old Horse Can Teach

This winter during the Covid pandemic, I did a crazy thing. I got two rescue horses. I was only looking for one mare to keep our lonesome gelding company. Still can’t believe I bought a horse from a photograph on … Continue reading

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The Path to Sanity

The world fell apart in March 2020. I was at a writers conference in California on the opposite side of the country from home (Alabama). One day after the start of the conference, I flew home. Two people in the … Continue reading

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