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Inadequacy and Gratefulness As We Head Into the New Year

  Sometimes reading other writers’ blogs makes me feel inadequate. I see how much they get done; that they follow 50+ blogs, actively leaving messages, befriending folks, etc., while at the same time posting several times a week themselves, all the while working on a novel (or three), and perhaps working full-time and/or raising a […]

We Interrupt This Blog

  There are so many things to blog about this fine December morning. There is the woe is me, my coffee maker stopped working unexpectedly tirade. There’s the annual trek to find the perfect tree: it must be tall enough, smell wonderful, have just the perfect spacing between limbs, and of course not have a […]

Frustration, Forgiveness, and Possibly False Accusations

Okay, I have to just do this. For my sanity. To get the remainder of my day back on track. And I promise to recant if I should ever find my accusation is false. I woke up this morning with great intentions. After a cleaning frenzy over the weekend and finishing up working through college […]

And the lucky winner is . . .

Like a snowball careening downhill increasing in size every second, so the Powerball jackpot grows, far surpassing the former record of $365 million. And with every news bulletin we hear, many of us ponder what we would do with 425 million dollars. Seriously, would you even want $425 million? Wouldn’t one million or half a […]

Proposition 37, Carrots, and Audience

Recently, I received a note  from a friend  in California who had just finished reading Seed Savers. I was glad to learn she enjoyed the book, and, I’ll admit, somewhat surprised when she continued, saying, “There is a proposition on the CA ballot regarding genetically modified foods. Supporting information speaks of Monsanto’s control of seeds. […]

Guilty

It’s been almost a month since my last post.  And I’m feeling guilty. And I’m not sure how I feel about feeling guilty.  Should I care? Does anybody care? I could tell you my reasons for the abrupt hiatus of the past few weeks: My husband’s sudden and unexpected quadruple by-pass heart surgery; working on […]

Five Firsts

You’re never too old to do something for the first time.  Here are five things I’ve done for the first time this year: 1) Traveled to San Diego and back by car.  It gave me a new appreciation of California.   2). Petted a dolphin!  (They are so soft and squishy. :))     3) […]

Pet Peeves, or What Is That Whining Sound?

Okay, you can skip this if you want to, but a couple of things have happened this summer that really make me want to grind my teeth (I say want to, because thanks to my dentist I make a conscious effort to never even clench my teeth, despite my aversion to ever wanting to appear […]

If An Introvert Speaks In A Room Full Of People Does Anybody Hear Her?

So on Sunday I had to do some public speaking. On May 8, I was asked to share for about 5 minutes during the message time at my church (with other writers), making the connection between writing and faith.  You do the math–almost three months to be anxious about five minutes of my life.  So it […]