Tag Archive | New Year

New Hope for A New Year

I don’t know what it is about a new year that brings new hope, but I felt its power again today, day one of a new year. Sometimes hope is found in places some eyes would see as forlorn. This morning for example, I dashed out between rain showers to take a walk while the […]

To All the Bloggers I Never Met Before (And Some I Have)

Two days ago, the last day of the year, I received a wonderful surprise: a two-page (nearly) handwritten letter. I say nearly, because it was typed, but it was not a form letter. It was from an old friend . . . sort of. The letter, full of news of my friend’s life, was from someone […]

Charlie Brown’s 9 Tips for the New Year

(first published in 2014, but edited for this year :)) 1. Keep the ball low. 2. Don’t leave your crayons in the sun. 3. Use dental floss every day. 4. Don’t spill the shoe polish. 5. Always knock before entering. 6. Don’t let the ants get in the sugar. 7. Never volunteer to be a […]

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 […]